European Parliament votes to curb abusive SLAPP lawsuits
In the EU Parliament, 444 MEPs voted in favor of Europe-wide regulations to curb abusive SLAPP lawsuits. It is now up to the European Commission to take action.
More than a quarter million people call on British Columbia government to save old-growth forests
Our petition calling on the government of British Columbia to stop the felling of ancient giants and protect the province's old-growth forests was delivered today.
Human rights violations and judicial stalling in the Mayan Train lawsuits
In a press conference, several Mexican NGOs spoke out against evident delays in the lawsuits filed against the Mayan Train.
Palm oil industry: new violence against local communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The conflict between the communities of Bolanga and Yambienenne and the palm oil company PHC continues to escalate. Once again, several people were arbitrarily arrested.
Cambodia: Ten years in prison for protecting nature? Release them NOW!
Six jailed members of the Mother Nature Cambodia environmental movement face up to ten years in prison for peacefully protesting environmental crimes.
Chile: give Humboldt penguins the protection they need!
The breeding area of the Humboldt penguins off the northern Chilean coast is a “hope spot” for life on earth. But port and mining projects threaten the vulnerable penguins.
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Climate and the rainforest: the position of Rainforest Rescue
Rainforests are vital to local and global climate systems and play a key role in the fight against catastrophic climate change. Please read our position paper.
Release detained Myanmar environmental & human rights defender NOW!
Kyaw Min Htut, a forest and human rights defender, has been detained in Myanmar by the military. We demand his release immediately.
Indonesia: climate crisis threatens Komodo dragons
Komodo dragons have been reclassified from “Vulnerable” to “Endangered” on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Thousands of hectares of rainforest in West Papua saved from the palm oil industry
West Papua is revoking the permits of palm oil companies to more than 300,000 hectares of rainforest – a huge win for the rainforest and indigenous forest rights.
Hydropower: neither environmentally sound nor climate-neutral
A study commissioned by the Senckenberg–Leibniz Institution concludes that hydropower is renewable, but neither climate-neutral nor environmentally friendly.
Mexico: demand justice for murdered environmentalist!
Environmental and human rights campaigners in Mexico face extreme threats in their day-to-day work. On July 5, activist Simón Pérez was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
Malaysia: logjam triggers environmental disaster
For days, a logjam has been clogging the Baleh River in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Loggers along the upper reaches of the river are responsible.
Protect the world’s last okapis from gold mining!
The Okapi Wildlife Reserve in DRC is home to a large population of endangered okapis and chimpanzees, but rampant gold mining could spell the end for the protected area.
Palm oil: TotalEnergies washes itself so green
The French fossil fuel giant TotalEnergies wants to burnish its image and to do without palm oil as a raw material for the production of biofuels from 2023.
Nigeria: save Cross River State's unique forests!
Spectacular trees reach for the sky in one of the last rainforests in Nigeria. They could soon be destroyed by rampant illegal logging and a new logging road.
Palm oil company Korindo stripped of FSC label
The Indonesian palm oil and timber company Korindo is losing its FSC seal after clearing forests for oil palm plantations.
Indonesia: Kinipan's rainforest defenders honored
The 2021 Akademi Jakarta award goes to the Laman Kinipan people for their perseverance in defending human rights, nature and culture.