Since the beginning of 2019, wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have been disproportionally devastating in comparison to previous years. The Brazilian Institute of Space Research (INPE) reported nearly 94,000 fires in 2019. Considered the lungs of the planet, rainforests are critical as carbon sinks and help stabilising the Earth’s climate. As highly biodiverse biospheres, the rainforest is home to many endemic and endangered species. Although fires have become common this year due to drier conditions, which are exacerbated by prior deforestation, the disproportional increase in fires does not match with the weather conditions. Instead, many fires are set by ranchers and farmers seeking to clear land for illegal cattle ranching, soy and other agricultural feedstocks. According to the latest annual report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), agriculture, food production and deforestation are among the major drivers of climate change. In collaboration with our partners, MCS promotes and supports deforestation free supply chains that protect forests from illegal activities that may result in wildfires.