Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Red-Pigment-in-the-Tapajos-National-Forest-in-Brazil-27MZIF3DJUZP.htmlConceptually similarRed Pigment in the Tapajós National Forest in BrazilGP0STOLCVCompleted★★★★Achiote Fruit in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPOC7Completed★★★★★★★Achiote Fruit in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPOC4Completed★★★★Achiote Fruit in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPOC5Completed★★★★★★Insects in Tapajós National Forest in BrazilGP0STOLAVCompleted★★★★Maguary Community in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPMRZCompleted★★★★Manioc Flour Production in Sawré Muybu Village in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPOD3Completed★★★★Manioc Flour Production in Sawré Muybu Village in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPOD4Completed★★★★★★Manioc Flour Production in Sawré Muybu Village in the Amazon RainforestGP0STPOD5Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOLCPRed Pigment in the Tapajós National Forest in BrazilLocal people from Bixa Rellana apply the red pigment of the Achiote tree to their skin. Achiote is a small tree or big bush that reaches a height of 3 to 5 meters. Typically, achiote fruit is used for indigenous adornment, as a food coloring and spice in cooking, but it is also a very useful medicinal herb for the treatment of many illnesses.Locations:Amazon-Brazil-National Forest Tapajós-Pará-South AmericaDate:21 Jul, 2013Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:5760px X 3840pxKeywords:Day-Face painting-Faces-Flowers-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-National parks-One person-Outdoors-Red-Tropical rainforestsShoot:Amazon Soya DocumentationThe soya industry has temporarily stopped buying produce from newly-deforested areas in the Amazon, but permanent protection is not guaranteed.A Soya Working Group was created to support the implementation of the moratorium. Members include soya traders such as Bunge, Cargill, ADM and Amaggi, as well as NGOs including Greenpeace, Conservation International, TNC, IPAM and WWF. The Brazilian government also committed to support the moratorium by speeding up the registration and mapping of rural properties. This includes designating environmental and economic zoning within the Amazon biome and prioritising areas where soya production is concentrated. The government also monitors and searches for newly deforested areas, using advanced satellite mapping at a higher level of detail than before.