Consumer markets, companies linked to habitat loss in Brazil’s savannah

Agricultural commodity production causes significant biodiversity losses, yet our globalized supply chains mean that these losses are incurred far from the places of eventual consumption.

Public and private sectors actors are making an increasing number of commitments to reduce their environmental impacts; to date, however, we have had limited understanding of;

  1. impacts of high spatial and taxonomic resolution
  2. particular consumption drivers and supply chain actors mediation trade and consumption

Without these, it is difficult to devise solutions. We link 3 state-of-the-art models to provide practical insights on the impacts of soy grown in the Brazilian Cerrado, an exceptionally biodiverse savannah that hosts some 5% of the world’s species.

To read the full paper, published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) click here or check out the summary article here