DR Congo: Soldiers terrorize villagers, driving them into the forest
Fearing arbitrary arrests and violence, numerous villagers have fled into the forest on the outskirts of PHC’s oil palm plantations.
Nigeria: Villages once again being torched for palm oil
Peace remains elusive for people living near Okomu’s oil palm plantations: On September 2nd, houses were burned down in the village of Agbede and others were looted.
EU Parliament condemns oil production in Africa
In a resolution, the European Parliament warned against the devastating consequences of the projects for the environment and the climate.
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Brazil: Indigenous Pataxó face violent reprisals after occupying plantation
The indigenous Pataxó want to protect their land from further destruction by the paper and pulp industry by occupying a eucalyptus plantation.
Brazilian indigenous people call on EU to protect all biomes
Using tree coverage alone as a benchmark for nature conservation is too short-sighted. All biomes must be covered by the planned EU regulation.
Agriculture drives more than 90 percent of tropical deforestation
According to a new study, more than 90 percent of tropical deforestation is driven by agriculture. A large part of the cleared land remains unused, however
Uganda: Oil project stoking human-elephant conflict
Is oil exploration in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park driving elephants into human settlements? Local people are convinced of this and are sounding the alarm.
Papua: Deforestation for palm oil and paper industries on the rise
The analysis of current satellite data shows that deforestation in Papua’s rainforests has not slowed. Palm oil and paper companies are mostly behind the destruction.
Indonesia: 300 hectares of wetlands protected
With support from Rainforest Rescue, our partners succeeded in having blast fishing and deforestation banned in the Paya-Nie wetlands.
Brazil: Stop genetically modified eucalyptus trees!
A paper and pulp company wants to plant glyphosate-resistant, genetically modified eucalyptus trees in Brazil. Please speak out against this potentially disastrous plan.
Stop biofuels: Keep food out of fuel tanks!
Despite looming famine and soaring food prices, some countries continue to produce biofuels from grains and edible oils.
The international community has spoken: NO to oil from the Congo Basin!
African environmental activists in DR Congo delivered our petition – with more than 106,650 signatures – to the office of the Congolese president in Kinshasa on Monday.
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.
DRC: Do not sacrifice Congo's rainforests to the oil industry!
President Tshisekedi wants to sacrifice large areas of the Congo rainforest to the oil industry. This would be a disaster for the climate, biodiversity and local people.