Malaysian federal government will look into land reclamation controversy
We have succeeded in raising the issue of land reclamation and sand mining to the Malaysian national level, thus improving our chances of lobbying for a desirable outcome.
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Hippo “cull” in Zambia canceled!
2,000 hippos in Zambia are safe! Local and international pressure prompted the Zambian government to call off the planned “cull”.
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?
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Stop palm oil and soy biofuels NOW!
An increasing share of Europe's palm and soy oil imports is being added to diesel fuel. Speak out against the destruction of rainforests for “green” biofuels!
URGENT: Bring the killers of Joël Imbangola Lunea to justice!
Environmental and human rights activist Mr. Joël Imbangola Lunea was beaten to death by a security guard of a palm oil company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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.
UN: extinction crisis endangers us all
The current mass extinction threatens the future of humanity. Unless we take drastic action, one million species could soon vanish.
Malaysia: slashing Sarawak’s forests for palm oil
Cutting down timber worth $10 million without a permit? It's not an unusual occurrence in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Indonesian police protects oil palms with guns drawn
Indonesian police is “protecting” oil palms with weapons drawn, taking brutal action against locals who want to preserve Batu Gadur forest.
Save Malaysia's sea turtles!
Speak out for sea turtles! Please help protect marine biodiversity and Penang’s fishermen! Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Stop torturing elephants for the tourism industry!
In India and other Asian countries, elephants experience horrific abuse in the name of entertainment. Speak out for an end to cruelty to animals in the tourism industry!
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.
UNESCO World Heritage: tell the palm oil barons to back off!
Sarawak‘s only UNESCO World Heritage Site is in danger! Oil palm plantations are closing in on the ancient rainforests of Mulu National Park.
Don’t trash coral reefs for the cruise industry!
The Cayman Islands want to ramp up mass tourism by building a port for mega cruise ships. The project would seriously impact the Caribbean marine environment.
Palm oil is NOT green fuel - stop the trip to destruction!
A Japanese utility company wants to generate power with palm oil in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tell it that palm oil is anything but “green”!
Stop the looming massacre of Brazilian wildlife!
Lobbyists are pushing to legalize hunting in Brazil – even in nature reserves. Please help stop a hunting bill submitted to the Brazilian National Congress.
Stop rainforest destruction for biofuels!
The production of palm oil-based biofuels is destroying rainforests and the livelihoods of smallholders. NOW is the time to ban biofuels once and for all.
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.