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We’re working around the world, supporting our partners on the ground in tropical countries. Find out more about where we’re involved and what we’re doing.

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Rainforest in the Congo

Sep 23, 2021

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.

environmental defender Kyaw Min Htut, Myanmar

88,987 supporters

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.

a Komodo dragon looking upward

Sep 9, 2021

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).

Protest in Papua: Protect the forest – the forest protects us!

Indonesia

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 dam

Aug 18, 2021

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.

Portrait of Simón Pedro Pérez López, Mexico

109,963 supporters

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.

Logjam blocking a river

Aug 25, 2021

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.

Okapis

97,917 supporters

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.

Montage - slash and burn, Total logo

Jul 7, 2021

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.

Three loggers sawing a freshly felled tree

99,276 supporters

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.

Aerial view: Clearing forest for Korindo oil palm plantations in Papua

Jul 16, 2021

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.

Indigenous Dayak Tomun in the Kinipan forest

Jun 30, 2021

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.