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Loggers in Brazilian Amazon Kill indigenous forest guardian

Another indigenous leader was gravely wounded in the ambush and a logger is reportedly missing Maranhão state, Brazil – Earlier Saturday, members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. Read More »

Address key driver of Amazon deforestation: profit-seeking

Amazon Watch statement on the ‘Amazon Pact’ issued today by South American leaders Today Sept 8 – the presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Suriname met in Leticia, Colombia to discuss regional cooperation for the Amazon. They issued the “Amazon Pact” at the end of the meeting, which laid out their agreed-upon commitments. Read More »

Seven nations sign forest protection pact after Amazon fires

Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world’s largest tropical forest, reports BBC. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact, setting up a disaster response network and satellite monitoring. At a summit in Colombia, they also agreed to work on reforestation. More ... Read More »

Burning Amazon Rainforest: Crime Against Humanity – C40 Chair

Paris, France (23 August 2019) — Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, issued the following statement today: “The lungs of our shared planet are on fire. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important common goods of humanity, and it is being burnt because of the irresponsible behaviour of a small number of international politicians ... Read More »

Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand: survey

US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday. The brand value of Amazon surged by 52 percent to $315 billion, global market research agency Kantar said in its 2019 100 Top BrandZ report. Amazon jumped from third to first place to eclipse Google — ... Read More »

Peru opens military base to protect Amazon from deforestation

Peru opened a military base in the Amazon on Tuesday in a bid to tackle illegal mining, the main culprit for deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest. “The government has taken the political decision to be present in this region to eradicate illegal mining,” said Defense Minister Jose Huerta at the inauguration of the base in the Tambopata nature reserve. ... Read More »

Business leaders, lawmakers to Amazon: please come back to NY

Top business leaders, lawmakers and others are urging Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos to reconsider his decision not to move forward. That was with plans for a new headquarters in New York, to build an “exciting future” for the city. In an open letter to appear in Friday’s edition of The New York Times, the 80-odd signatories — from bank ... Read More »

Amazon, eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters

Amazon and eBay are profiting from sellers who defraud UK taxpayers by failing to charge VAT, according to a report by MPs. The report estimates up to £1.5bn has been lost from third-party sellers on online marketplaces not charging the tax on sales they make in the UK. MPs in the Public Accounts Committee criticised HMRC for being “too cautious” ... Read More »

Prime Now makes first foray into South East Asia

Amazon has taken its first foray into South East Asia, launching its Prime Now service in Singapore. The move is seen as the start of an aggressive expansion in the region, which has a population of about 600 million people. It is also the first time Amazon has gone head-to-head with Chinese rival Alibaba in Asia. Read More »