Research

Research: El Niño is contributing to beetle collapse in the Amazon

Intense droughts and fires during the last El Niño cycle, combined with human activity (mainly cattle ranching), has led to a massive drop in...
Amazon deforestation

Amazon deforestation hits record high in January

The Amazon continues to suffer with increased deforestation rates since far-right president Bolsonaro took office. The latest figures reveal that deforestation in January increased in...
Indigenous people

New bill represents lethal threat to indigenous people in Brazil

Brazil's far-right government has many favorite targets such as LGBT's, afro-Brazilian and women's rights and feminists. But it is clearly hellbent on making life...
Environment

Fish in Brazilian nature reserves face new threat

An ordinance published by Instituto Chico Mendes, a Brazilian federal environmental agency, has regulated 'recreational fishing' in conservation units occupied by traditional communities. The move...
Runaway animals

Drugstore owner adopts cow who sought shelter in her shop

A cow on the run got lucky when she decided to seek refuge at Priscila Strapasson's drugstore in Colombo, Paraná State. The incident took...
Consumer

Brazilian vegan market grew 677% between 2014 and 2018

New research by Mintel shows that in the four-year period between 2014 and 2018, the Brazilian vegan market grew by 677%. The figure is...
Arts and culture

Theater play puts the spotlight on animal rights

Animal rights will be on stage with a theater production that opens today in São Paulo. A play called Benjamin deals with the injustices...
Floods

Animals need help in flood-ravaged Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais State, has been ravaged by heavy rain and floodings that have left tens of people dead....
Inclusion

Vegan restaurant seeks transgender staff in Brasília

In order to mark National Transgender Day of Visibility (Jan 29), a vegan restaurant in Brasília, capital of Brazil, put up an advert for...
Vegan market

Brazilian food start-up expands vegan cheese market in the country

The Brazilian vegan foodtech scene keeps growing, as we have previously reported. One of the latest examples of growth is NoMoo, a vegan cheese...