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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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Arrested RIAO-RDC staff member

Oct 12, 2021

Palm oil industry: new violence against local communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The conflict between the communities of Bolanga and Yambienenne and the palm oil company PHC continues to escalate. Once again, several people were arbitrarily arrested.

Imprisoned Mother Nature Cambodia activists

88,388 supporters

Cambodia: Ten years in prison for protecting nature? Release them NOW!

Six jailed members of the Mother Nature Cambodia environmental movement face up to ten years in prison for peacefully protesting environmental crimes.

Felled tree in British Columbia, Canada

Oct 13, 2021

More than a quarter million people call on British Columbia government to save old-growth forests

Our petition calling on the government of British Columbia to stop the felling of ancient giants and protect the province's old-growth forests was delivered today.

People impacted by the new route of the Tren Maya, on the existing tracks

Mexico

Human rights violations and judicial stalling in the Mayan Train lawsuits

In a press conference, several Mexican NGOs spoke out against evident delays in the lawsuits filed against the Mayan Train.

Montage: traffic sign with an electric vehicle in front of an open pit mine in the rainforest of Ecuador

77,708 supporters

Yes to the ‘green revolution' – but without copper and nickel from the rainforest!

We consume far more metals than is sustainable, and electric cars are exacerbating the problem. We need to transition to a circular economy and new mobility concepts.

Protest march

Nov 12, 2021

European Parliament votes to curb abusive SLAPP lawsuits

In the EU Parliament, 444 MEPs voted in favor of Europe-wide regulations to curb abusive SLAPP lawsuits. It is now up to the European Commission to take action.

Rainforest in the Congo

Sep 23, 2021

Climate and the rainforest: the position of Rainforest Rescue

Rainforests are vital to local and global climate systems and play a key role in the fight against catastrophic climate change. Please read our position paper.

Hydropower dam

Aug 18, 2021

Hydropower: neither environmentally sound nor climate-neutral

A study commissioned by the Senckenberg–Leibniz Institution concludes that hydropower is renewable, but neither climate-neutral nor environmentally friendly.

environmental defender Kyaw Min Htut, Myanmar

91,664 supporters

Release detained Myanmar environmental & human rights defender NOW!

Kyaw Min Htut, a forest and human rights defender, has been detained in Myanmar by the military. We demand his release immediately.

a Komodo dragon looking upward

Sep 9, 2021

Indonesia: climate crisis threatens Komodo dragons

Komodo dragons have been reclassified from “Vulnerable” to “Endangered” on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Protest in Papua: Protect the forest – the forest protects us!

Indonesia

Thousands of hectares of rainforest in West Papua saved from the palm oil industry

West Papua is revoking the permits of palm oil companies to more than 300,000 hectares of rainforest – a huge win for the rainforest and indigenous forest rights.

Portrait of Simón Pedro Pérez López, Mexico

112,155 supporters

Mexico: demand justice for murdered environmentalist!

Environmental and human rights campaigners in Mexico face extreme threats in their day-to-day work. On July 5, activist Simón Pérez was the victim of a drive-by shooting.