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.
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!
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.
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.
Life on Earth originated around 4 billion years ago. While it initially existed only in the oceans, it later spread to the land and atmosphere. Since then, an unfathomable number of species have evolved, around half of which are insects. Numerous plant and animal species have yet to be documented, and many new ones are being discovered every day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hands off the helmeted hornbill!
The helmeted hornbill is being poached to extinction: the “red ivory” of its beak commands top prices in China. Poachers are killing these majestic birds by the hundreds.
Stop genetically engineered trees!
ArborGen, a U.S.-based biotech lab, is seeking USDA approval for its freeze-resistant GE eucalyptus trees. Please tell the USDA to turn down ArborGen’s application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last chance to save the Ekuri people’s rainforest in Nigeria!
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!
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!
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.
Cameroon: release forest defender Nasako Besingi NOW!
Police and soldiers in Cameroon arrested forest activist Nasako Besingi in an early-morning raid. He has not been seen since. Demand his immediate release.
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!
Stop trashing the habitat of more than 1,000 orangutans!
The peat swamp forests of Sungai Putri are one of the last sanctuaries for Borneo’s orangutans. Tell Indonesia to rigorously protect peatland orangutan habitat.
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!
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.
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!
Ban trophy hunting – save the lions!
Africa is losing its lions: habitat loss and trophy hunting have decimated them by 90 percent in only 40 years. Speak out for better protection for the iconic big cats.
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.
Harry Potter and Indonesia's owls
Is Harry Potter to blame for the suffering of thousands of owls on Indonesian bird markets? Two Oxford Brookes University researchers are convinced of it.