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26 Apr 2021


Greenpeace petition asking Facebook to ban all illegal sales of public & protected Amazon land on its platform tops 100k signatories

"Facebook's role in Amazon destruction", April 2021

An explosive BBC investigation has just found that huge chunks of Amazonian land which are supposed to be protected are up for sale on Facebook.

The Amazon rainforest helps regulate the climate and is home to millions of people – many of whom are Indigenous people or traditional communities but Facebook’s Marketplace is allowing huge swathes of protected and Indigenous land to be sold on its platform at the click of a button. Facebook must take responsibility immediately.

Selling this land is illegal, but under President Bolsonaro land grabbers have been emboldened to destroy the Amazon for timber, cattle farms and mining. In the coming weeks, politicians in Brazil are trying to push through changes in laws that will legitimise the actions of forest destroyers. That’s why Facebook must take swift action now.