Stop the climate killer deal Mercosur

Germany, Brazil, and the Portuguese EU Council Presidency are pushing for the trade agreement to be concluded quickly.
We have to prevent that!
Greenpeace is working to ensure that the toxic deal does not materialize.

The trade agreement between the EU and the South American Mercosur countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay is about to be concluded.

The Gran Chaco – stretches across the border region of Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Nowhere in the world is clearing for the cultivation of soy progressing faster than here for soy planting.

The deal aims to lower tariffs on agricultural products like beef. For these products, more and more rainforest is being destroyed in the Amazon region – often by slash and burn.

The huge biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest and the Pantanal is threatened: jaguars, sloths, and many other animal species are displaced or die in the fires.

Amazon: Jaguar

Customs duties on pesticides “made in Germany” should also be dropped.
This would deliver even more toxic chemicals to South America that cannot be used in the EU.

There they poison the soil and water and kill plants and animals – and also endanger the health of the people who are exposed to them.

Environmental protection also means wise trade policy !!

Humans destroy and poison important natural areas and CO2 stores.

Unique habitats such as the Amazon rainforest and the Pantanal are at risk, and reckless policies give land robbers additional encouragement.

As a result, more fires are burning in Brazil than there have been for years. The intensive industrial agriculture depends on the drip of pesticides, the massive use of these poisons leaves its mark on people and the environment.

We are destroying our best allies against the climate crisis – the last primeval forests on earth and poisoning the habitat for all living beings.

Amazonas-Brände vernichten den Lebensraum vieler Tier- und Pflanzenarten.Amazon

Consistent nature conservation and the expansion of protected areas are life insurance for people and animals. Because the well-being of humans is linked to the well-being of other living beings and entire ecosystems.

We have to see ourselves as part of nature instead of continuing to destroy it!

International trade must focus on people and nature – and not on corporate profits. If EU-Mercosur cuts tariffs on agricultural products such as beef and poultry as well as pesticides and cars, the agreement will further fuel the destruction of nature and the climate crisis.

That mustn’t happen! Greenpeace is therefore working to ensure that the deal does not come about.

Please help too and sign our petition!

And I mean…The EU has been negotiating with Mercosur for twenty years, with no result. And now, with Bolsonaro of all people, everything suddenly happened very quickly. Chancellor Merkel in particular has pushed for this quick deal.

European cars, that is, industrial goods, against South American beef, poultry, and raw material

That is essentially what was agreed with the deal.
Business is business and the rules of capitalism do not include the protection of the environment, the climate, and human rights.

This leaves Bolsonaro’s devastating policies on the Mercosur deal with no consequences.
It’s fatal.
Europe must not look the other way when human rights, the environment, and the climate are trampled on. We have to pull the emergency brake and stop the conclusion of the EU-Mercosur agreement in this form.

We, therefore, urge the Federal Government and the EU Commission: No “keep it up” !!

Stop working on the current EU trade agreement with Mercosur.

Please sign and share the petition.

My best regards to all, Venus

for the day of the penguins

During our campaigns in the Southern Ocean, our crews often had nice encounters with penguins.
They are definitely one of our favorites among flightless birds.

But the idyllic images are often deceptive – unfortunately penguins don’t have it easy either: climate change, overfishing, and the destruction of their habitats are affecting penguin populations all over the world.

There are 18 species in the world and in the video you will meet some representatives who we have already run into during our missions.

Text on the video): there are 18 different species of penguins some are small and some are large
they cannot fly
but are very good swimmers
and very good at waddling
we fight to protect the penguins
and all marine life

Sea Shepherd Deutschland

 And I mean…Every year on April 25th is World Penguin Day.

It is therefore important to remember the day because it should draw attention to the fact that litter in the oceans and climate change are a threat to animals.
These sea birds are critically endangered.

Because the warming of the earth causes the sea ice to decline, the penguins find fewer and fewer krill, the small crustaceans that they mainly feed on.

Plastic garbage – the garbage from human animals – causes them – like all marine animals – great difficulties.

Humboldt penguins are among the most threatened species. Twice as many of them now live in zoos and animal parks as in the wild.

Humboldt penguins

By the way, not all penguins are the same.

Because of ice: not every penguin feels comfortable there, according to the WWF. Some species live in warmer regions, such as the little penguins in Australia.

penguins in Australia.

Penguins can withstand up to -70 degrees. Their water-repellent feathers and the layer of fat protect them from cooling down.

Penguins are considered monogamous and loyal.
We love these wonderful animals and want to continue fighting against the loss of their habitat.

My best regards to all, Venus