The Brazilian Cerrado is a biodiverse mixed ecosystem. It is almost three times bigger than Texas, but half of its natural habitat has been lost as it is converted to croplands and cattle pasture, and especially soy plantations. A Cerrado accord breakthrough could be at hand, conserving Brazil’s biodiverse savanna, and setting a new conservation precedent protecting its mosaic of ecosystems.
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The Mantiqueira mountain range is nestled within the Atlantic Forest which hosts a range of biological diversity similar to that of the Amazon, despite being a fraction of its size. This is where nature and people meet: translated from the original indigenous Tupi language, Mantiqueira means “weeping mountains,” in reference to the abundant rivers and…
Bunge, Santander Brasil and TNC to offer soy farmers long-term loans to expand production without clearing native habitat in the Brazilian Cerrado
Today Bunge S.A., a subsidiary of Bunge Limited, Banco Santander Brasil and The Nature Conservancy announced they have jointly developed a first-of-its-kind financing mechanism for soy farmers in the Brazilian Cerrado.
What’s the beef? Brazil’s climate emissions
If the Brazilian cattle sector was a country, it would rank 16th in a league table of countries with the highest greenhouse gas emissions (ghg).
Sprawling Soy: Can an online tool help manage soy’s growing footprint?
Soy is a valuable commodity and staple in global food supplies—but it also has a growing footprint on many landscapes. Agroideal is a new tool that helps farmers and businesses identify the best areas to plant soy to achieve minimal environmental and social impacts.
Massive reforestation effort puts down roots in Brazilian Amazon
A new project seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting new trees – tens of millions of them. The project, announced in September in Brazil, aims to restore 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by 2023.
Companies chased away from Amazonian rainforests now destroying plains
A group of 23 companies, Walmart, McDonald’s and Nestle, signed up to a new resolution to halt the destruction of the Brazilian cerrado and ensure that any future commercial exploitation of the area is sustainable and well-managed.