Villagers in Peru are battling plans to turn thousands of hectares of the Amazon rainforest into palm oil plantations. Local activists accuse corporations of corruption.
The years 2016 and 2017 saw the highest global tree cover loss ever recorded. Tropical forests in South America and Central Africa are disappearing at an alarming rate. Here's why that's bad news for everyone.
In recent years, Peru's sprawling jungle has been cleared for palm oil and cocoa plantations. Conservationists say the land is controlled by private companies who acquired it through corrupt means.
A lot of our BBQ charcoal comes from tropical forests, and this can contribute to deforestation, a survey has found. But there are alternatives for more environmentally friendly grilling. How good are they?
Critics of Cambodian PM Hun Sen face harsh punishments for reporting on corruption, which they say has eroded the country's institutions. Under one-party rule, a free press and opposition parties have also been stifled.
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