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A herd of zebras under a tree surrounded by yellow grasslands

51,640 supporters

Protect savannas: NO to misguided “reforestation”!

Forests are true climate saviors. Instead of misguided tree-planting projects, conserving existing forests is vital to a healthy planet.

Two women behind a high barred gate are being checked by a guard. Inscription on the sign: Agropalma. Access control for Nossa Senhora da Batalha cemetery. Private property


The sustainability scam: “certified” palm oil from Brazil

There is nothing “sustainable” about certified palm oil. The solution: please choose alternative products WITHOUT palm oil!

Chimpanzees in Sapo National Park


Carbon credits: The next round of indulgence trade in Liberia

The fight over Liberia’s forests is entering a new round. BluEarth Carbon, a U.S.-based company, wants in on the lucrative carbon credit market.

Villagers, environmentalists and eco-guards discuss dangers of Afi Mountain Sanctuary, Nigeria


Nigeria: Growing lawlessness endangers forest communities

Logging, illegal mining, poaching and armed groups are making the forests of eastern Nigeria unsafe. Local communities are threatened.

Two black-capped lories in a cage


Rescued: Proboscis monkeys, leopard cats and black-capped lories returned to the wild

Our Indonesian partner, Flight, rescues wildlife from smugglers, fights the trade in exotic birds, and releases songbirds back into the wild.

Male orangutan facepalming


Borneo: New clear-cutting in the orangutan forest – for paper!

In Borneo, a company is destroying orangutan habitat and stealing Indigenous land to establish eucalyptus and acacia plantations for the paper industry.

“Water is a Human Right” banner in a pine forest

Mar 14, 2024

Speaking out against Tesla’s German Gigafactory, mining in the global South

Protesters are calling for a stop to the expansion of the Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin. Rainforest Rescue took part to speak out against destructive mining.

A participant of the funeral service embraces Maria Muniz Tupinambá, sister of the murdered Indigenous leader Maria de Fátima Muniz Pataxó (“Nega”)


Brazil: Mob of 200 landowners and police militia kill Pataxó Indigenous leader

Brazil: 200 landowners used WhatsApp to coordinate an attack on the Pataxó people, killed their leader and seriously wounding her brother.

Oil pumpjack with a cloudy sky in the background

Feb 2, 2024

For true climate protection: Don’t fuel the fire!

At the COP28 conference, Europe pledged to phase out fossil fuels. In reality, the EU wants to fall back on dangerous and costly false solutions.

A group of Indigenous people with protest banners in front of a hut thatched with palm fronds


Brazil: Indigenous Ka’apor people denounce abuses by carbon traders

The Indigenous Ka’apor people call on the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Maranhão to take action to evict the carbon trader Wildlife Works from their territory.

Graphic: SLAPP suits are intended to silence critics

Feb 27, 2024

EU puts a stop to abusive SLAPP lawsuits

The EU is finally getting a directive to combat abusive lawsuits, or SLAPPs, that will make it harder for corporations and powerful individuals to silence critics.

Herd of elephants in Serengeti

79,561 supporters

World Bank: Stop financing evictions and human rights abuses in Tanzania!

Tanzania’s government plans to evict over 20,000 people under the pretext of conservation by doubling the size of Ruaha National Park. The World Bank is enabling this move.

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