Cash Cow

How beef giant JBS’s links to Amazon deforestation and human rights abuses are aided by UK, US and EU financiers, importers and supermarkets
Cattle on a farm in Maraba, Para state, Brazil

Rubbed out

Rubber, even more than palm oil, is the agricultural export that poses the biggest threat to the tropical forests of Central and West Africa. Yet under current proposals it will be excluded from new EU deforestation laws.
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Papua New Guinea

The Pacific island of New Guinea is home to the world’s third largest rainforest. Approximately half of it is in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where forests have traditional sustained indigenous communities. But land has been annexed by timber and palm oil companies, backed by global finance, with grave results for local people and the climate
Paul Pavol in his village Mu in the Pomio District PNG

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has an immense wealth of natural resources. But instead of driving development, these riches are benefiting predatory elites, armed groups and cowboy firms.
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