Uganda: Yet more student climate activists behind bars
On November 24, seven students were once again arrested in Kampala for peacefully protesting against the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
The oil industry is devastating Nigeria’s environment – for Germany’s benefit?
Environmentalists in Africa are pushing back against the fossil fuel industry. Yet the German government wants to import more oil and gas from there.
People power prevails: Panama celebrates Supreme Court ruling against copper mine
We celebrate the Supreme Court ruling declaring the copper mine unconstitutional, reports Radio Temblor – Colectivo Voces Ecólogicas
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Sarawak: Logging company backs down in face of local resistance
In Sarawak, a timber company had started clearing forest along the Ulu Lioh and Ulu Lijan rivers. Faced by the resistance of local communities, the company withdrew.
Court ruling endangers Awyu forest in Papua
A court in Papua has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Awyu people against a license issued for an oil palm plantation. They will fight on for their forest.
Brazil: Agropalma oil palm plantation security shoots and kills Indigenous man
Indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon complain of brutal violence, including the killing of an Indigenous man, by security guards from the palm oil company Agropalma.
Uganda: Charges dropped against anti-pipeline activists
A court in Kampala dismissed the case against nine young environmental activists who had peacefully protested the EACOP oil pipeline.
Côte d’Ivoire: A safe forest corridor for chimpanzees
The Cavally Forest in Côte d'Ivoire has been declared a nature reserve. The link between the Taï and Sapo national parks is thus better protected.
Jakarta and Berlin: NO to a ‘Jurassic Park’ for Komodo dragons!
Speaking out on two continents: Environmentalists handed over 108,967 signatures in Jakarta and Berlin calling for protection for Komodo dragons.
Uganda: Further arrests of EACOP pipeline protesters
In Uganda, police again violently broke up a peaceful demonstration against the EACOP oil pipeline and arrested four students.
In defense of the Komodo dragons: locals resist “Jurassic Park”
Work on a “Jurassic Park” tourist attraction is transforming the Komodo Islands in eastern Indonesia and threatening the habitat of the unique Komodo dragons.
Forest guardians excluded from Three Basins Summit
Civil society joint statement to the Three Basins Summit, Amazon – Congo – Borneo – Mekong – Southeast Asia in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Brazil: Deception and abuse with carbon offsetting projects in the Amazon rainforest
Entrepreneurs from the US and Europe are doing brisk business with carbon offsetting projects in rainforests, while the local population goes away empty-handed.
World Bank: Stop financing evictions and human rights abuses in Tanzania!
Tanzania’s government plans to evict over 20,000 people under the pretext of conservation by doubling the size of Ruaha National Park. The World Bank is enabling this move.
Indonesia: NO to a gold mine in Sumatra’s tiger forest!
A proposed gold mine threatens the Leuser Ecosystem and with it tigers, elephants, rhinos and orangutans. Please support the environmentalists on Sumatra.