Malaysia: Wholesale deforestation looms in Sarawak
The government of the Malaysian state of Sarawak is opening no less than 1.27 million hectares of forest for logging. Indigenous people fear for their land and livelihood.
Tanzania: Violence against Maasai people escalating
Numerous Maasai have been injured by security forces. The indigenous people are resisting expulsion from their traditional land.
Borneo: Freedom for Willem Hengki – an open letter to the court
The village of Kinipan in Borneo is fighting back against deforestation for palm oil: An open letter to the court speaks out against criminalizing indigenous people.
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Brazil: The Ka'apor people need our support!
The Ka'apor are seeking international support in defending their recognized ancestral rainforest territory, Alto Turiaçu, from loggers, land speculators and prospectors.
Brazil: Help the indigenous Ka'apor defend the Amazon rainforest
Please donate to help Brazil's indigenous Ka'apor mount an effective defense against encroachment and keep their ancestral forest safe.
The conservation community mourns Sarapo Ka'apor
The indigenous Kaapor people of Brazil are calling on the authorities to clarify the circumstances surrounding the death of their leader Sarapo Ka'apor.
No reprieve: For life and territory, COVID-19 and resistance to the mining pandemic
New report - Coalition Against the Mining Pandemic - Latin America unmasks the unbridled advance of mining during the pandemic.
Deutsche Bank rejects EACOP pipeline project
The planned EACOP oil pipeline in Africa is running out of financiers: Deutsche Bank has now rejected the fossil-fuel project.
Open letter to Elon Musk from Indonesia: NO to nickel mining for EVs!
Nickel mining, smelting and factory construction are destroying the rainforest, polluting the ocean and wrecking human livelihoods: an open letter to Elon Musk.
2021: World loses 11.1 million hectares of tropical forest
The world lost 11.1 million hectares of tropical forest in 2021, with particularly alarming developments in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DR Congo: Stop the destruction by miners and loggers in Tshopo!
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the second largest rainforest on Earth. Defending it is crucial to the fight against climate change and extinction.
More than expected: 73,300 tree species on Earth
A new study concludes that an estimated 73,300 tree species exist on Earth, with 9,200 of them still undiscovered by science.
A man-made disaster: Mega-plantations in the rainforests of Sumatra
Mega-plantations are consuming millions of acres of forest and destroying the livelihoods of smallholders. A brief look at the reality of "Food Estates" in North Sumatra.
Brazil: Stop Bolsonaro's new assault on the Amazon rainforest!
Please help avert a new assault on the indigenous people and their protected areas in the Amazon. Say NO to mining and hydroelectric power plants in the rainforest!
Ecuador: The Sápara people reclaim 251,503 hectares of rainforest
With the support of Rainforest Rescue, the indigenous Sápara people of Ecuador have regained ownership of their rainforest after months of legal battles.