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Hendrikus Woro of the Awyu people


Indonesia: Violations of traditional forest rights in Papua

Indigenous people in Indonesia have a constitutional right to land. However, an example from Boven Digoel, Papua, shows how difficult it is to enforce.

Aerial view of a small village along a straight dirt road, with oil palm plantations cut into the rainforest behind it

75,931 supporters

Brazil: Stop land grabbing and violence for “fair and sustainable” palm oil!

Palm oil from the Brazilian company Agropalma is supposedly organic, fair trade and sustainable, yet many of the plantations are likely on illegally appropriated land.

Village meeting in Vila Goncalves


Brazil: RSPO certification suspended for Agropalma oil palm plantations

Courts in Pará, Brazil, have ruled that the palm oil company Agropalma has illegally and fraudulently appropriated a large part of the land it claims.

Indigenous Cofan from Durengo with Eduardo Medúa (left)


Ecuador: Killing of activist Eduardo Medúa – Indigenous people accuse government and state oil company

The killers of Eduardo Medúa and those who hired them must be brought to justice. No to oil drilling in the Indigenous territories in the Amazon rainforest!

A large group of police in riot gear advance on a dirt road in an oil palm plantation

60,541 supporters

Guatemala: Stop the palm oil industry’s violence against the Maya!

Conflicts arising from land grabbing and pollution by the palm oil and nickel industries are leading to violence against the Maya people.

Graphic: SLAPP suits are intended to silence critics

Feb 21, 2023

SLAPP lawsuit against Rainforest Rescue struck down

After more than three years, a lawsuit filed against Rainforest Rescue before the Regional Court in Hamburg, Germany, has ended – not with a bang but with a whimper.

A TASHA field officer talks about the dangers of oil projects in a village


Oil boom in Africa: “End economic colonization!”

The planned EACOP pipeline and two other oil projects are threatening people and the environment in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park.

Camera trap image of Sumatran tiger


Sumatra: rangers injured by tiger in Leuser Ecosystem

Protecting Sumatran forests as a ranger is a dangerous job: In late January, a team of four rangers supported by Rainforest Rescue was attacked by a tiger.

Brazilian President Lula da Silva speaking with Yanomami people


Brazil: genocide of the Yanomami people uncovered

The Yanomami people in the Amazon rainforest are dying of introduced diseases, starvation and mercury poisoning. The new Brazilian government is intervening.

Protest by the citizens of Kinipan in front of the court in Palangkaraya, 2022


Kinipan village chief acquitted

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected the trumped-up charges against the village chief of Kinipan, Willem Hengki. This is a victory for all defenders of Borneo’s forests.

Two African elephants in Mole National Park, Ghana

Jan 12, 2023

Stronger protections put in place for pangolins and elephants

Elephants and pangolins are now better protected than ever before. Hundreds of thousands signed our petitions calling for stronger conservation laws.

Portrait of indigenous leader Sarapo Ka'apor wearing a feather headdress


Brazil: Rainforest Rescue petition leads to federal police investigation

Indigenous people in Brazil face harrassment, eviction and even death for defending their forests against loggers, cattle ranchers, agribusiness and mining companies.

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