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The Amazon’s silent crisis METHODOLOGY

Greenpeace’s investigation into timber laundering in the Brazilian Amazon began with a systematic review of every Logging Authorisation (AUTEF) on record in the state of Pará. Between 2006 and 2013, 1,325 AUTEF  applications were made. Excluding applications whose approval was still pending, and AUTEFs that had been cancelled or suspended, these applications resulted in the issuing of 1,036 Read more…

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Timber from the Brazilian Amazon OVERVIEW

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tract of intact forest and is home to over 24 million people in Brazil alone, including hundreds of thousands of indigenous people. The forest is essential to their survival, providing food, shelter and medicines, as well as playing an important role in their spiritual life of many. It is also the Read more…

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The Amazon and the climate

As well as its incredible biological richness, the Amazon plays an essential role in helping to control the entire planet’s atmospheric carbon levels. Its trees take up huge  amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, helping to offset greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity. The Amazon Basin is a vast carbon store, containing approximately Read more…