Deforestation Monitoring

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Mighty Earth’s Rapid Response program is stopping deforestation in its tracks.

Each month, we combine satellite imagery with supply chain data to determine the global agribusinesses responsible for new cases of deforestation driven by the palm oil, soy, and cattle industries.  We recently launched a program for West African cocoa as well. Then we move quickly to hold those companies accountable and ensure they enforce their environmental policies before more damage is done.

  • 90%

    reduction in deforestation for palm oil

  • 70%

    of deforestation in the Amazon and Cerrado driven by beef and soy production

  • of forest loss in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana attributable to cocoa farming

Our Work

Keep Pushing for Sustainable Palm Oil

Although deforestation for palm oil has decreased significantly, companies must continue to be held accountable

Palm Oil Reports

Tracking Deforestation in South America

Beef is the top driver of deforestation globally, and soybeans used for animal feed production for chicken and pork comes in second.

Read our Latest Report

Forests Lost in West Africa for Cocoa

West Africa produces three-quarters of the world’s cocoa, with Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana being the largest producers. These two countries have lost most of their forest cover in the past 60 years – around 94% and 80% respectively.

Cocoa Accountability

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