In 2013, after eight years of dramatic reductions in deforestation, the rate of deforestation in Brazil increased by 29%. The following year, it dropped by 18%. Unfortunately, deforestation is rising again, and is unlikely to stop – especially with the latest appointments to Brazil’s cabinet.
The Paiter-Suruí REDD project in Brazil is often held up as a successful indigenous-led REDD project. In December 2014, REDD-Monitor published an English translation of an interview by CIMI (the Indigenous Missionary Council) with Henrique Suruí in which he gives a completely different opinion of the project.
On 17 December 2014, REDD-Monitor posted an interview with Henrique Suruí about the Paiter-Suruí REDD project in Brazil. The interview was carried out by CIMI, the Indigenous Missionary Council, and was first published in the most recent issue of its magazine, Porantim.
In 2007, Almir Narayamoga Suruí travelled from his home in the Brazilian rainforest to the USA. He met Beto Borges of Forest Trends. Borges told Almir that he could earn money by planting trees, protecting forests and selling carbon credits. The Paiter-Suruí REDD project was conceived.
Two weeks ago, REDD-Monitor wrote about a report by Datu Research on the beef industry in the Brazilian Amazon. The report also looked at a potential new threat to Brazil’s forests, the expansion of oil palm plantations.