As EU demand for soy grows, illegal deforestation gathers pace in northern Argentina

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Despite a political backlash, illegal deforestation, driven by growing soy and beef production for international markets, has continued to gather pace in northern Argentina. Earthsight’s research shows that EU consumption of Argentinian soy increased by 40 percent in the five years to 2017.

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Illegal deforestation in northern Argentina continues despite Environment Ministry’s intervention

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Greenpeace has once again detected illegal forest clearing in Argentina’s northern province of Salta, one of the most deforested in the country. Earlier this year the organisation denounced political collusion between a businessman and Salta’s provincial government to illegally clear protected areas.

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Nearly 60,000 ha of forests Illegally cleared in northern Argentina last year, says Greenpeace

Monday, February 12th, 2018

According to Greenpeace, the main causes behind this deforestation were the expansion of the agricultural frontier – especially soy cultivation and cattle ranching – and forest fires.

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Ministry confirms illegality of deforestation in farms owned by politically-connected businessman in Argentina

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The Environment Ministry has confirmed that licenses issued by the Salta provincial government authorising the deforestation of nearly 150,000 hectares of protected forests are illegal under the National Forest Law and Argentina’s constitution.

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Greenpeace alleges political collusion behind illegal deforestation for soy cultivation in northern Argentina

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Greenpeace has accused Alejandro Jaime Braun Peña, a politically-connected businessman, of illegally clearing a native forest in the province of Salta for soy cultivation.

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Criminal law left in limbo as illegal clearances continue in Argentina

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A proposed law that would introduce criminal penalties for illegal deforestation in Argentina is being deliberately held up by government officials, Greenpeace has claimed, while the NGO’s latest monitoring report records more than 19,000 hectares of illegal clearance between January and June 2017.

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Greenpeace uncovers illegal deforestation of more than 40,000 hectares of protected forests in Argentina

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Satellite image analysis released by Greenpeace this month has detected the illegal deforestation of more than 40,000 hectares of protected forest in Argentina between January and December 2016. Coca-Cola is linked to part of this deforestation as its lemon juice supplier, La Moraleja S.A, is responsible for illegally cutting more than 3,000 hectares of pristine forest in a key biodiversity corridor in Salta.

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Indigenous communities face violence from agribusiness in Argentina

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Members of the Yaki Cachi Bajo Hondo indigenous community have suffered harassment, threats and violent attacks by armed groups connected to agribusiness interests in the north of the country.

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Soy and cattle driving wave of illegal deforestation in Argentina

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Greenpeace report outlines consistent violations of the Forest Law in conversion of forests for soy and cattle ranching.

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Analysis shows more than a third of deforestation in Argentinian hotspots is illegal

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Analysis by Greenpeace has found that more than 20,000 hectares of forest was destroyed illegally in four northern provinces, in the first half of 2016.

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