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Matek surveying a forest

Sep 2, 2020

Covid lockdown not stopping Matek’s conservation work

While the world focuses on Covid-19, nature is being left wide open to exploitation. Activists like Matek Geram are going the extra mile to protect the rainforests.

Indigenous Suku Anak Dalam with Feri Irawan in Jambi, Sumatra

Aug 30, 2020

Coal road to slash through Sumatra’s protected Hutan Harapan forest

Indonesia has authorized a road through the protected Hutan Harapan forest. Transporting coal apparently takes priority over protecting nature and the climate.

Gorilla in Ebo Forest, Cameroon

Aug 13, 2020

Cameroon suspends logging plans in Ebo Forest!

Cameroon has put its decision to open Ebo Forest for logging on ice – local communities and wildlife can breathe easier – Rainforest Rescue’s petition remains active

Global Witness banner

Jul 31, 2020

Global Witness issues alarming report on human rights defenders killed in 2019

Human rights NGO Global Witness recorded the highest number of land and environmental activists murdered in a single year

Chimpanzees

Jul 19, 2020

Situation of western chimpanzees deteriorating dramatically

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, western chimpanzees are on a trajectory toward extinction unless drastic measures are taken immediately.

Women planting upland rice

93,694 supporters

Keep plantations out of Palawan Forest!

Palawan's unique biodiversity and indigenous territories are irreplaceable! Tell the government to stop the expansion of industrial plantations.

Orangutan in Central Kalimantan, Borneo

139,875 supporters

NO to “Food Estates” in the peat forests of Borneo!

The vast peat bog forests of Borneo could soon be destroyed for industrial rice farms. Nearly 200 Indonesian NGOs and conservationists are saying NO! to the plan.

Portrait of Reinhard Behrend

Jun 8, 2020

Rest in peace, Rainforest Rescue founder Reinhard Behrend

Reinhard Behrend passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020. The driving force behind Rainforest Rescue, he dedicated his life to the preservation of nature.

Anti-mining march in Esquel, Argentina, May 4, 2020

Jun 2, 2020

Global solidarity with communities, indigenous peoples and workers at risk from mining pandemic profiteers

A new analysis supported by over 300 organizations condemns the four main ways in which multinational mining companies are profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deforestation for PT Digoel Agri oil palm plantation in Papua

Mar 29, 2020

Papua's forests face an unparalleled assault

More than a quarter million hectares of forest are being clear-cut in Papua for the largest oil palm plantation in the world.

Elephants enjoying a bath

136,744 supporters

Stop APP, Indonesia's brutal paper and pulp giant!

APP, an Indonesian paper company, is destroying forests and routinely violating the rights of local people. Numerous NGOs are calling for a boycott of APP.

Francisco climbing a tree

Peru

Peru: buying rainforest for a protected area

Help Peruvian villagers buy rainforest land to block the further expansion of industrial cocoa plantations in the Amazon.

Pangolin in a cage at the Riau Natural Resource Conservation Centre, Indonesia

331,671 supporters

Shut down wildlife markets NOW!

It’s time to shut down wildlife markets and their brisk business in endangered and poached animals. They are a threat to both biodiversity and human health.

Bile extraction from a bear

Mar 26, 2020

Chinese government recommends bear bile as coronavirus treatment

China’s government recommends injections of a traditional Chinese “medicine” containing bear bile as a treatment for COVID-19.

Cattle herd in Mato Grosso

355,162 supporters

Amazonia is burning: NO to free trade with arsonists!

Corporate arsonists are torching Amazonia for cheap beef. Let's not incentivize environmental crimes with a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur.