Indigenous land defenders stand between the Amazon rainforest and ecocidal commerce
David S. Salisbury, University of Richmond Leer en español ou em português The Ashéninka woman with the painted face radiated a calm, patient confidence as she stood on the sandy banks of the Amonia River and faced the loggers threatening her Amazonian community. The loggers had bulldozed a trail over the mahogany and cedar saplings…
Brazil’s Ecocidal Meat Industry is Funded by Big Investment Firms
It’s largely accepted that clearing land for cattle accounts for 70% of Amazon deforestation, with the rate of rainforest cutting accelerating drastically since President Jair Bolsonaro took office at the start of 2019. Between August 2020 and July 2021, 13,235 square kilometers (5,110 square miles) were lost, the highest level since 2006. That devastation is likely to increase in…
Earth’s Ecological Boundaries have been Violated. Here are 5 Steps toward Healing.
Article by Liz Kimbrough, originally published on Mongabay According to experts, we have passed the planetary boundary for land systems change — the human-caused loss of forest — and risk destabilizing Earth’s operating systems. Scientists calculate we must retain 85% of tropical and boreal forests, and 50% of temperate forests, to stay within Earth’s “safe…