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Map of companies financing deforestation in Brazil

The companies found to cause the most deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: JBS, Amaggi, Bunge, Cargill, and Marfrig sell their products to the companies shown in this map
*data as of May 2023, Sources: Trase Supply Chain Data for beef and soy, Mighty Earth, 
AidEnvironment with Do Pasto ao Prato Initiative and Réporter Brasil

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Map of companies causing deforestation in Brazil

The companies found to cause the most deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: JBS, ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Minerva, LDC, and Marfrig are financed by the banks and financial institutions shown on this map. 
*data as of May 2023, Sources: StandEarth, Amazon Watch, Global Canopy

A Global Treasure Worth Protecting

The Amazon Rainforest holds a profound significance for all of humanity. Tropical rainforests account for less than 3 percent of Earth's surface, yet they play an essential role in ensuring climate stability and regulating global rainfall patterns. In 2022, deforestation and wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon soared to a staggering 15-year high, casting a shadow of urgency over this vital ecosystem. In 2024, the problem continues.

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Indigenous Territories

For millennia, Indigenous communities have nurtured and cherished the Amazon as their ancestral home. Astoundingly, 45 percent of the Amazon's forests lies within Indigenous territories. These lands are the lifeline for nearly 400 unique Indigenous peoples, relying on the Rainforest for their cultural survival and way of life. Remarkably, over 70 groups of uncontacted Indigenous peoples continue to thrive in the heart of the Amazon, hidden from the modern world.

The Amazon Rainforest, stands as an unparalleled force of biodiversity. When it is healthy, one-fifth of the world's flowing freshwater courses through its veins. One-third of Earth's diverse species call this land home, and a quarter of modern medicines trace their origins to the rich biodiversity of Amazonian flora.

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Yet, a looming crisis shadows this natural wonder. Over the past half-century, we have witnessed the devastation of over 20 percent of the Amazon's forests, with up to 60 percent suffering degradation. Alarming predictions from scientists suggest that we stand perilously close to an irreversible tipping point. In this dangerous scenario, the forest's water system is disrupted, starting a risky cycle that eventually turns the land into a dry savannah.

However, it's not a tale of despair but a call to action that we must consider. The Amazon's plight is the world's concern, a shared responsibility that transcends borders. Together, we can rewrite this narrative, fortifying the rainforest's resilience and ensuring a harmonious coexistence. Our choices today determine the fate of this precious global treasure, and in protecting the Amazon, we safeguard our planet's very livelihood.

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