China's “Belt & Road Initiative” – and what it means for the planet
The "Belt & Road Initiative" infrastructure mega-project: what China's geopolitical and business ambitions mean for biodiversity and the climate.
Brazil: monkeys can breathe easier
Thanks to an international outcry, Netflix is no longer spreading false information about yellow fever and howler monkeys that prompted the wholesale killing of monkeys.
Wildlife crime: global seizures and arrests in transcontinental operation
An operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in wildlife has seen hundreds of seizures worldwide as well as suspects arrested.
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.
Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products
Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. How could it come to this? What can we do to protect people and nature?
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.
Please sign: the bulldozers are on the move!
A dam for a 510 MW hydropower plant in Batang Toru forest on Sumatra could spell oblivion for the recently discovered Tapanuli orangutan.
Hands off of my forest!
Call on the government of Papua New Guinea to protect the sole habitat of the Woodlark cuscus – a logging company has its sights on 30,000 hectares of the island’s forest.
ALERT urges Indonesian president: save the world's rarest ape
25 world-leading scientists from ALERT urged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to halt a hydropower project that would imperil the rarest great ape in the world.
NO to free trade with palm oil!
CEPA, a free trade agreement between the EU and Indonesia, could open the floodgates for palm oil imports to Europe. Tell the negotiators to exclude palm oil from CEPA.
Study on EU biofuel use: burning wood harms the climate
The EU wants to boost the use of biomass energy. However, a new study warns that instead of protecting the climate, it will result in even more greenhouse gas emissions.
Save the orangutans and tigers – tell the EU to drop biofuels!
The true price of biodiesel in European fuel tanks is more than 100,000 dead orangutans – NOW is the time to ban biofuels once and for all.
Tell the EU to ban the ivory trade – NOW!
Tons of illegal ivory are being laundered in Europe thanks to the EU’s ivory trade loopholes. Tell the EU to kill the trade – before the trade kills the last elephants!
Keep gold miners out of our rainforest!
Fraudulent gold and copper mining concessions in the ancestral rainforest of Peru’s indigenous Shawi people must be annulled immediately. Please help with your signature.
Keep loggers out of Selous Game Reserve!
Tanzanian President John Magufuli wants to clear 1,500 square kilometers of forest and savannah in a paradise for Africa’s iconic wildlife.
No primate blood for oil!
Our thirst for oil is pushing endangered bonobos and gorillas to the brink. Say NO to drilling in Congo’s Virunga and Salonga National Parks!
Mozambique: stop a giant pulp project in the miombo woodlands!
A pulp company wants to clear 237,000 hectares of forest and small farms in Mozambique for eucalyptus plantations. Tell the World Bank Group to kill this disastrous project.
Time’s almost up. Tell the EU to act on deforestation now!
Time is almost up for the EU to achieve its deforestation commitments, we urgently need an EU Action Plan to protect forests and respect people’s rights.
Stop the mineral water madness, Nestlé!
Nestlé is extracting mineral water in Vittel, France, while the town’s taps are about to run dry. Tell Nestlé to get out of the bottled-water business.
Ecuador: save the cloud forests for future generations
Mining projects are endangering the natural treasures of Ecuador. The inhabitants of the mountain cloud forests are calling on us for help. Please support their petition.
We’re drowning in plastic: tell the EU to act!
Mountains of plastic waste are blighting the planet. The EU wants to fix the problem with a new strategy – but not by curbing production. Stop the avalanche of plastic NOW!
Join protests against forest destruction for bioenergy in London and York
Please help to protect forests, biodiversity and the climate, and join our protests against the biomass industry in London,18th April, 5pm ..
Burning wood for “green” power? No thanks!
Europe currently deciding on the expansion of renewable energy, with wood slated as the main biofuel. Tell the EU to stop incinerating our forests for “green” power”!
Ghana: don’t sell your nature to China
Ghana’s Atewa Forest is home to rare plants and animals – and rich in bauxite deposits that the government wants to monetize. Please speak out against this disastrous plan.
Trump massively cuts Utah national monuments
U.S. President Trump has reduced two national monuments in the state of Utah by 8,000 square kilometers. Environmental organizations are suing against the cuts.
Stop the slaughter: NO free trade with South American beef!
Clearing forests for vast cattle herds in the name of free trade? An agreement between the EU and Mercosur would kick South American beef production into overdrive.
Canada: keep tar sand in the ground!
Tell Canada to block plans for the world's largest tar sand mine: 292 square kilometers of wilderness would be destroyed for the world's dirtiest oil.
Stop felling Canada’s centuries-old forest giants for lumber!
The temperate rainforests of western Canada are one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet, but that’s not stopping the loggers. Please call for an end to the destruction.
Nigeria: we will defend our Mother Earth!
Trees reach for the sky in one of the last rainforests in Nigeria. The forest – home to the Ekuri – is about to be destroyed. The Ekuri need support – please sign!
Get cocoa plantations out of Côte d’Ivoire’s national parks!
Côte d’Ivoire’s last remaining patches of rainforest are being destroyed for cocoa plantations. Tell Mars and other producers to get the rainforest out of our chocolate!
Sulawesi: stop dredging paradise for concrete!
Vast quantities of sand are being mined illegally near Palu and in Donggala district on Sulawesi for concrete and land reclamation. Our partner JATAM is sounding the alarm.
An EU seal for illegal timber from Vietnam? NO!
Illegal timber from Southeast Asia – laundered with an EU seal of approval? The EU is preparing a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam, a hotbed of timber trafficking.
Keep loggers and the palm oil industry out of the Peruvian Amazon!
An illegal road – a gateway for loggers and palm oil companies – threatens 100,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
Tell the EU to ban Monsanto’s glyphosate!
Glyphosate, the world’s best-selling herbicide, is slowly poisoning the environment and our food supply. Tell the EU and its member states to ban glyphosate in Europe.
Stop the sugar industry's assault on Uganda's chimpanzee forest!
Bugoma Forest Reserve is home to 500 chimpanzees, but their habitat is being cleared for a sugar plantation. Tell the Ugandan government to step in and stop the destruction.
Don’t sacrifice our rainforest for the Olympics!
Tropical plywood from the forest of the Penan people – in all likelihood from illegally felled trees – is being used to build facilities for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Rainforest to be felled with Norwegian money? Stop it!
No money for the tropical timber industry! Cancel all logging concessions! Protect the rainforests and their inhabitants!
Elephant skin for Chinese “medicine”? Stop the killing in Myanmar!
Stop the poaching of Asia’s elephants for Chinese “medicine”: elephant-skin ointments to treat eczema, acne and digestive problems.
Unilever: stop destroying mangroves for convenience food!
Stop PT Sintang Raya from destroying precious mangroves and peatlands to produce palm oil for Wilmar, Unilever’s main supplier.
Block a highway of destruction through the Bolivian Amazon!
The Bolivian government wants to build a road through TIPNIS national park. The consequences for the rainforest and its inhabitants would be catastrophic.
Stamp out the illegal rosewood trade!
10,000 containers of illegal rosewood worth $300 million have made their way to China from Nigeria. It's time to prosecute the criminals behind timber trafficking.
Stop the assault on Earth's green lung!
The indigenous peoples of the Amazon are calling on the UN and South American governments to stop the destruction of their forest home. Please lend them your voice.
Australia: save the koalas’ forest!
Australia’s koalas need help: the loosening of environmental laws has led to a surge in land clearing and habitat destruction. The rampant deforestation needs to stop NOW.
Stop Trump's assault on US National Monuments!
President Trump wants to shrink National Monuments and open them for mining and oil drilling. Tell Trump to keep his hands off of America’s priceless natural heritage.
Protect Leuser's iconic wildlife!
Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra is the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos share a habitat. Tell the government of Aceh to protect Leuser now!
A cry for help from West Africa: save us from extinction!
The future looks grim for the critically endangered western chimpanzee. Please speak out for stronger protection for some of our closest kin.
Stop destroying our national park: no IFC investment in Dangote!
Dangote, an industrial conglomerate, is clearing Nigeria’s last rainforests to plant pineapple. Please tell the IFC to withhold financing for the project.
Red alert for bees: ban neonic pesticides in Europe
Tell the EU Member States to ban neonicotinoid pesticides – it’s time to end European farmers’ chemical warfare against nature!
Samsung, get out of Papua’s rainforests!
Smartphones are not the only things going up in flames in Samsung's business empire: the group recently invested in a palm oil company that is torching Papua’s rainforests.
Stop the destruction of 47,000 km² of Amazon rainforest!
Brazil’s beleaguered President Temer wants to open a vast area of protected rainforest to deforestation by his cronies in mining and industrial agriculture.
Save Białowieża, Poland’s last primeval forest!
There is nothing quite like Białowieża: one of Europe’s last primeval forests, it is a treasure trove of biodiversity – but now loggers are firing up their chainsaws.
Trashing rainforest for biofuel? A TOTAL disaster!
Please help stop Total’s planned biofuel refinery. The plant, which is designed to process palm oil, is a threat to the rainforests and their inhabitants.
More than 200,000 call for end to deforestation in Queensland
More than 200,000 people have signed petitions calling for the end of deforestation in Queensland, the single greatest animal welfare crisis in the state.
Guinea: 4,000 chimps safe in new national park
Guinea is establishing a protected area for about 4,000 chimpanzees. Moyen-Bafing National Park will cover 6,426 square kilometers.
Palm oil jet fuel stopped!
The plans of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use millions of tons of palm oil as “green” jet fuel have been thwarted for now.
EU: glyphosate causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has not classified glyphosate as a carcinogen. The substance does cause serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life, however.
A national park for chimpanzees – thanks to your support!
Great news from Africa: Liberia recently proclaimed the new Grebo-Krahn National Park for wild chimpanzees – a project partly funded by your donations!
Chile protects Humboldt penguins, drops iron mine and loading port project
Thanks to the hard work of local activists and your signatures, the Chilean government rejected an iron mine project that would have seriously threatened Humboldt penguins.
47,000 km² Amazon rainforest reserve safe!
Facing furious protests, Brazilian President Temer retracted his decree abolishing the protection of a swathe of Amazon rainforest the size of Denmark.