Papua: deforestation for palm oil and paper industries on the rise
The analysis of current satellite data shows that deforestation in Papua’s rainforests has not slowed. Palm oil and paper companies are mostly behind the destruction.
Indonesia: 300 hectares of wetlands protected
With support from Rainforest Rescue, our partners succeeded in having blast fishing and deforestation banned in the Paya-Nie wetlands.
Brazil: Stop genetically modified eucalyptus trees!
A paper and pulp company wants to plant glyphosate-resistant, genetically modified eucalyptus trees in Brazil. Please speak out against this potentially disastrous plan.
A green sea of ferns, mosses, vines and ancient trees. Iridescent butterflies and colorful birds. Flowers in every hue of the rainbow. The “green lung” is a natural wonder of the world. Find out more about the world’s most diverse, fascinating and threatened ecosystem.
Climate and the rainforest
Rainforests are tightly intertwined with the climate: while forests are suffering from global warming, they are also the key to climate protection.
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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Stop biofuels: Keep food out of fuel tanks!
Despite looming famine and soaring food prices, some countries continue to produce biofuels from grains and edible oils.
The international community has spoken: NO to oil from the Congo Basin!
African environmental activists in DR Congo delivered our petition – with more than 106,650 signatures – to the office of the Congolese president in Kinshasa on Monday.
Malaysia: Wholesale deforestation looms in Sarawak
The government of the Malaysian state of Sarawak is opening no less than 1.27 million hectares of forest for logging. Indigenous people fear for their land and livelihood.
Tanzania: Violence against Maasai people escalating
Numerous Maasai have been injured by security forces. The indigenous people are resisting expulsion from their traditional land.
DRC: Do not sacrifice Congo's rainforests to the oil industry!
President Tshisekedi wants to sacrifice large areas of the Congo rainforest to the oil industry. This would be a disaster for the climate, biodiversity and local people.
Borneo: Freedom for Willem Hengki – an open letter to the court
The village of Kinipan in Borneo is fighting back against deforestation for palm oil: An open letter to the court speaks out against criminalizing indigenous people.
NO to logging along the Ulu Lioh and Ulu Lijan rivers!
Rainforests on Borneo play a crucial role in the battle against climate change. The indigenous Iban people are fighting to keep loggers out of their forests.
Brazil: The Ka'apor people need our support!
The Ka'apor are seeking international support in defending their recognized ancestral rainforest territory, Alto Turiaçu, from loggers, land speculators and prospectors.
Brazil: Help the indigenous Ka'apor defend the Amazon rainforest
Please donate to help Brazil's indigenous Ka'apor mount an effective defense against encroachment and keep their ancestral forest safe.
The conservation community mourns Sarapo Ka'apor
The indigenous Kaapor people of Brazil are calling on the authorities to clarify the circumstances surrounding the death of their leader Sarapo Ka'apor.
No reprieve: For life and territory, COVID-19 and resistance to the mining pandemic
New report - Coalition Against the Mining Pandemic - Latin America unmasks the unbridled advance of mining during the pandemic.
Deutsche Bank rejects EACOP pipeline project
The planned EACOP oil pipeline in Africa is running out of financiers: Deutsche Bank has now rejected the fossil-fuel project.