04 May '11, 10am

Could your supermarket help save Brazil's savannah? Yes! Watch this amazing #savecerrado video and take action

The beautiful Cerrado in Brazil is one of the world's great ecosystems - holding 5% of life on Earth. But right now it's disappearing fast due in large part to rapidly increasing soya production for animal feed. Simple choices from UK supermarkets can help stop this. Check out our amazing Cerrado hand shadow film to find out more. Tweet Ask your supermarket to make a difference More on what's happening in the Cerrado As much as 21% of Brazil is covered by the little-known but precious Cerrado savannah. But right now the Cerrado is disappearing faster than the Amazon rainforest. One of the main causes is commercial agriculture – especially vast fields of soya. We can all help by simple changes in our eating habits – and by persuading supermarkets to source soya that does not cause deforestation. About 40 years ago it was found that the nutrient-poor soil of the Brazilian Ce...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/safeguarding_the_natural...

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