Palm oil for Nestlé: more than 1,000 cases of deforestation per day
Nestlé has failed to keep its promise that the palm oil it uses will be free of deforestation and human rights abuses by 2020.
The dark side of Tesla: gigafactories need gigamines
The CEO of the electric car manufacturer Tesla is encouraging the global mining of nickel – around 32 kg are needed for the batteries of a single mid-range car.
Dominican Republic: activists prevent luxury resort in protected area
A coalition of environmental organizations in the Dominican Republic successfully prevented the construction of a luxury resort bordering Cotubanamá National Park.
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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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EU-Mercosur free trade: fueling the (forest) fire
A free trade agreement between the EU and the South American Mercosur alliance is a threat to humans, nature and the climate. But it’s not too late to stop it.
Cambodia: Save Koh Kong Island!
Cambodia’s largest island is virtually untouched, but now “development” is looming. Please support our Cambodian partners' call to make Koh Kong a national park.
Indigenous people behind bars, smooth sailing for palm oil industry
In Kinipan, Borneo, the police arrested six indigenous men, including their traditional leader Effendi Buhing, for protesting against land grabbing and deforestation.
Cameroon’s Ebo Forest needs ironclad protection!
Cameroon’s Ebo rainforest harbors breathtaking biodiversity. It's time to put ironclad protection for the forest in place.
Coal road to slash through Sumatra’s protected Hutan Harapan forest
Indonesia has authorized a road through the protected Hutan Harapan forest. Transporting coal apparently takes priority over protecting nature and the climate.
Covid lockdown not stopping Matek’s conservation work
While the world focuses on Covid-19, nature is being left wide open to exploitation. Activists like Matek Geram are going the extra mile to protect the rainforests.
NO to genetic engineering in our forests!
The US biotech industry is plotting a massive, irreversible experiment with an unknown outcome. We can’t let this go ahead – say NO to Frankentrees in our forests!
Cameroon suspends logging plans in Ebo Forest!
Cameroon has put its decision to open Ebo Forest for logging on ice – local communities and wildlife can breathe easier – Rainforest Rescue’s petition remains active
Global Witness issues alarming report on human rights defenders killed in 2019
Human rights NGO Global Witness recorded the highest number of land and environmental activists murdered in a single year
Situation of western chimpanzees deteriorating dramatically
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, western chimpanzees are on a trajectory toward extinction unless drastic measures are taken immediately.
Keep plantations out of Palawan Forest!
Palawan's unique biodiversity and indigenous territories are irreplaceable! Tell the government to stop the expansion of industrial plantations.
NO to “Food Estates” in the peat forests of Borneo!
The vast peat bog forests of Borneo could soon be destroyed for industrial rice farms. Nearly 200 Indonesian NGOs and conservationists are saying NO! to the plan.
Rest in peace, Rainforest Rescue founder Reinhard Behrend
Reinhard Behrend passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020. The driving force behind Rainforest Rescue, he dedicated his life to the preservation of nature.
Global solidarity with communities, indigenous peoples and workers at risk from mining pandemic profiteers
A new analysis supported by over 300 organizations condemns the four main ways in which multinational mining companies are profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Papua's forests face an unparalleled assault
More than a quarter million hectares of forest are being clear-cut in Papua for the largest oil palm plantation in the world.