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Press releases from Brazil

Amazon deforestation rates significantly down; WWF urges tighter forest policies

World Wildlife Fund, Tue September 04, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Brasilia, Brazil - While welcoming the announcement that the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon dropped this year, WWF continues its efforts to ensure that policies are in place to balance development with conservation.

Harvesting nuts, improving lives in Brazil

World Wildlife Fund, Thu January 25, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Brazil - Jose Francisco Conceicao started harvesting Brazil nuts on his small family plot in the Amazon forest 32 years ago. It wasn't until a few months ago that he actually made enough of a profit from his crop to buy a house. Find out more about sustainable livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon.

New protected areas boost Amazon conservation

World Wildlife Fund, Mon December 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
- The creation of more than 16 million hectares of new protected areas in Brazil's Amazon will help stop illegal hunting and deforestation.

Rate of deforestation slowing in Amazon

World Wildlife Fund, Fri September 15, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Brasilia, Brazil - Deforestation rates in the Amazon are declining, but ranching, logging and agricultural activities are still responsible for continued degradation of the world's largest rainforest.

Soya traders agree to a moratorium on Amazon deforestation following customer pressure

Greenpeace International, Thu July 27, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
London, UK - In a statement released in Brazil, multinational soya traders have agreed to a two year moratorium on buying soya from newly deforested land in the Amazon.

Greenpeace shuts down soya export terminal of leading Amazon destroyer

Greenpeace, Wed May 24, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Santarem, Brazil - A team of climbers from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise shut down Cargill's illegal soya export facility in the heart of the Amazon rainforest today. The soya, which is exported to Europe as animal feed, is grown in deforested areas of the Amazon rainforest.

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