Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

The Amazon plays a vital part in regulating the planet’s temperature. And yet, in the last year, forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon soared by 85 per cent. Protected trees cut down illegally are destined for common building supplies like decking and doors. Cleared land is then used to house cattle being farmed to meet… Continue reading Saving the Amazon: The fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest | Four Corners

Rainforest Mafias: How Violence and Impunity Fuel Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon

Brazilians who defend the Amazon are facing threats and attacks from criminal networks engaged in illegal logging. The situation is only getting worse under President Bolsonaro, whose assault on the country’s environmental agencies is putting the rainforest and the people who live there at much greater risk. [ad_2]