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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.

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RIAO-RDC members with villagers from Bongemba / Yahuma

121,924 supporters

DRC: Release the palm oil protesters jailed in Mwingi!

Local activists who oppose the palm oil company PHC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were jailed following a protest march.

Traditional chiefs in Lokutu, DRC

DRC activists fight exploitation, brutality and land grabbing by the palm oil industry

Feronia-PHC’s palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are more than 110 years old – and a never-ending blight on the lives of people in nearby villages.

Fire in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Feb 24, 2021

Rainforest Rescue speaks out against the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

Today Rainforest Rescue presents 380,000 signatures against a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries at the European Parliament's Petitions Committee.

Biofuel photomontage

Indonesia, Malaysia

Austria bans palm oil biofuel

Good news for tropical rainforests: As of July 1, 2021, Austria will no longer be counting fuel containing palm oil toward its renewable energy targets.

Satellite image of deforestation – Tamshiyacu, Peru

Peru

Peruvian cocoa company ordered to restore rainforest

The cocoa company Tamshi SAC is threatening to sue Peru in an arbitration court after being ordered to close plantations that it cut into the rainforest.

Hippos

149,400 supporters

Keep the oil industry out of Africa’s natural treasures!

Nature, wildlife and scarce water supplies in a unique corner of southern Africa are being endangered by a rush to drill for oil.

Effendi Buhing from Kinipan and Safrudin Mahendra of Save Our Borneo

Indonesia

Petition delivered – will Kinipan forest on Borneo be saved?

Save our Borneo has delivered our petition to indigenous leader Effendi Buhing, who will personally present it to Indonesian policymakers and business representatives.

Capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) in a tree canopy

98,874 supporters

Ecuador: Put the constitutional rights of nature before mining!

The future of Ecuador’s forests is at stake in a crucial legal battle: The Constitutional Court must rule in favor of the Los Cedros Protected Forest.

Rainforest in Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria: “superhighway” project through the rainforest stopped!

One of the last rainforests in Nigeria will be spared a “superhighway”. Rainforest Rescue and local groups had campaigned against the project since 2016 – with success!

A gorilla mother and her infant

Uganda

Uganda’s Kafuga Forest is safe!

Tea plantation operators will not be allowed into Uganda's Kafuga Forest. A court has put a stop to destruction by plantations.

Fire in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

Mercosur free trade: European Parliament delivers a firm rebuke

European Parliament rejects free trade agreement with South American Mercosur countries for lack of protection for the climate, biodiversity and indigenous rights

Jaguar in Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve

126,132 supporters

Protect Nicaragua's Indio Maíz and Bosawás rainforests!

Instead of offering protection, international climate projects are a threat to forests and human rights defenders in Nicaragua’s Bosawás and Indio Maíz protected areas.