The favourite presidential candidate of Brazil made clear promises: he will abolish the ministry of environment, cancel the environmental legislation, open indigenous land to mining, abandon the Paris Agreement and pave a highway in the middle of the Amazon, to open it to cattle ranching. His intention are clear: he will wipe out the Amazon forest.That man is Jair Bolsonaro, who just received 46% of the vote last week.

Greenpeace investigation has exposed how the world’s biggest brands are still linked to rainforest destruction in Indonesia. Palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands, including Unilever, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive and Mondelez, have destroyed an area of rainforest almost twice the size of Singapore in less than three years, according to the report.

He died trying to protect the ancient forest of Hambach, in Rhine-Westfalen. Steffan M was a young reporter documenting the resistance by activist against the project to remove the forest and develop a large coal mine. He fell from a suspension bridge over 20 meters high in Beechtown and died". In the previous days, the German police attacked the activists to evict them and to destroy the house-trees build to protect the trees. Footage by video news agency Ruptly showed police engaging in violent confrontations with activists, with those who refused to leave the forest being hit, pushed and dragged down a hill. "The police are attacking and people are defending themselves," retorted Karolina Drzewo, a member of anti-strip-mining group Ende Gelaende.

The European Union is by far the largest destination for Ukrainian wood exports. According to the recent report, Complicit in Corruption published by the British NGO Earthsight, in 2017 at least 40% of this wood was logged or traded illegally, with the aid of corruption. Ukraine is now the largest supplier of such high-risk timber to the EU. A large part of this timber comes from magnificent and often ancient forests in the Carpathian mountains. A new threat now hangs over this mountain range. Local politicians and murky investors have announced their intention to establish an immense ski resort in the Svydovets massif with over 60 hotels, 120 restaurants, 33 ski-lifts, 230 km of ski runs and even an aerodrome. The future tourist complex would be able to receive up to 28.000 tourists at the same time. It would affect 14.000 hectares of the massif and destroy up to 1500 hectares of forests.

Last year was the second-worst on record for tropical tree cover loss, according to new data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch. In total, the tropics experienced 15.8 million hectares (39.0 million acres) of tree cover loss in 2017, an area the size of Bangladesh. That’s the equivalent of losing 40 football fields of trees every minute for an entire year.