About us

Our team joins hands with local communities and conservationists to preserve rainforest

Rainforest Rescue is a nonprofit organization actively committed to preserving rainforests, protecting their inhabitants, and furthering social reforms. Since 1986, we have been interfering with the business interests of timber and cattle barons, oil and mining companies, Western banks and corrupt politicians. They all stand to make quick profits from the destruction of rainforests, while nomads, rubber tappers, indigenous tribes and small farmers are robbed of their livelihoods.
Without international assistance, rainforest dwellers are often powerless. They frequently face discrimination as ethnic minorities and lack the financial resources to assert their rights.

Our main topics are:

Rettet den Regenwald protestiert Rainforest Rescue: protecting the
environment requires many hands
and minds
  • organizing protest actions and email protests against rainforest destruction by loggers, companies such as oil or mining companies, the flooding of vast forest areas by large dams, and the destruction of forests to make way for monocultures such as palm oil plantations (e.g. for the production of biofuels)
  • providing direct support to activist groups in rainforest countries campaigning for forest conservation, indigenous rights, social progress and sustainable development
  • raising funds for the purchase of rainforest property, financial support for legal measures
  • lobbying and information work in Germany on Western involvement in rainforest destruction, pointing out the causes and naming the complicit parties
  • taking direct influence on development policy in Germany and the activities of banks and corporations
  • providing information to consumers wishing to contribute to rainforest conservation through conscious purchasing decisions, protests and private commitment

We cooperate with the following NGOs:

  • DECOIN
    (Defensa y Conservacion Ecologica de Intag) in Ecuador
    Environmental organization working for the conservation of the unique biodiversity in the Intag area of northwestern Ecuador
    http://www.decoin.org/

  • Walhi
    (Friends of the Earth Indonesia)
    Walhi was founded in 1980 and is the most influential environmental network in Indonesia. They fight against the pollution of water and the air and stand up for protecting their rainforests.
    http://www.walhi.or.id/

  • Save Our Borneo
    Indonesia
    Environmental NGO fighting against destruction of rainforests and palmoil plantations.
    http://saveourborneo.org

  • GRR – Grupo de Reflexión Rural
    Argentina
    Ecologist organization devoted to fighting the model of agro industrial and exporting agriculture in Argentina and rainforest destruction for soy plantations
    http://www.grr.org.ar/