Rising Deforestation Threatens Brazil’s Amazon

Log pile at a Veracel eucalyptus plantation in Bahia, Brazil  Photo: Petermann As deforestation surges, Brazil moves to weaken indigenous and environmental safeguards Unearthed 29 April 2020 Lucy Jordan & Ana Terra Athayde With attention focused on the… Read More

The Guardian: Missionaries Banned From Amazon Indigenous Reserve

Amazon River, Santarem, Brazil. Photo: courtesy of World Rainforest Movement Brazil: judge bans missionaries from indigenous reserve over Covid-19 fears The Guardian 17 April 2020 Dom Phillips A Brazilian judge has banned a group of Christian missionaries from… Read More

COVID-19 Infections Rising in Brazilian Amazon

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement In Brazil, COVID-19 outbreak paves way for invasion of indigenous lands Mongabay 10 April 2020 Sam Cowie With outsider encroachment into indigenous reserves continuing to escalate in the Brazilian Amazon and the… Read More

URGENT Sign On to STOP Industrial Tree Plantations & Violence in Brazil by 26 Sept

September 21st is the International Day Against Tree Plantations (Sign on by 26 September!) Sign your group onto the letter denouncing tree plantations to the IUFRO World Congress (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) World Rainforest Movement, which… Read More

Interview with Exec Dir. Anne Petermann on Climate Change, Deforestation and the Need to Rise Up

This interview took place earlier this month with Eleanor Goldfield for her Act Out program on Free Speech TV.  The program went live today. We discussed the global links between deforestation, climate change and capitalism and the need… Read More

Langelle Photo Essay: Belém to Davos – 10 years on…

This week the annual World Economic Forum is going on in Davos, Switzerland. For several years, NGOs and others across the world gathered at the same time for an alternative World Social Forum. GJEP co-founder Orin Langelle and… Read More

EARTH WATCH RADIO: Saulo Araujo On Bolsonaro’s Election & The Future Of Brazil’s Environment

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was  Saulo Araujo, Global Movements Program Director for Why Hunger.   From Sojourner Truth: For our Weekly Earth Watch, the dire environmental implications of the election in… Read More

Indigenous Environmental Defender killed as logging mafia targets tribe

Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in a series of deaths among the tribe. The body of… Read More

‘Guardians of the Amazon’ Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Guardians of the Amazon from Survival International on Vimeo.   On International Biodiversity Day, GJEP recognizes the fundamental role played by Indigenous Peoples in protecting the most biodiverse lands remaining on the planet. In this piece, Survival International… Read More

LISTEN: Filmmaker Lyn Goldfarb on New Film Featuring Indigenous Communities Taking on Big Oil

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Lyn Goldfarb, an award-winning independent filmmaker with 19 documentaries broadcast on PBS and major cable. Goldfarb is producing Amazonia Lot 1-AB with director/producer Nicole Karsin. Goldfarb’s films have screened… Read More