Ivory trade in the EU is (almost) history
The protection of elephants is making headway: the European Commission is finally moving to close loopholes in the trade in ivory within Europe.
Nigeria: loggers stand down in Ekuri Forest
The logging company Sibawood has stopped its operations in the forest of the indigenous Ekuri people. Whether this is a lasting success remains to be seen, however.
Human rights award for Mother Nature Cambodia environmental group
On December 9th, our partner organization Mother Nature Cambodia was awarded the Front Line Defenders Award 2021 for its work to protect the environment and human rights.
Mother Nature Cambodia activists released on bail
In November, the six activists from Mother Nature Cambodia were released on bail, but the charges have not been dropped and they could face years in prison.
Congo rainforest to be felled despite international climate funding? Help us stop it!
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is considering lifting a long-standing ban on the expansion of industrial logging in its rainforests.
Chile: give Humboldt penguins the protection they need!
The breeding area of the Humboldt penguins off the northern Chilean coast is a “hope spot” for life on earth. But port and mining projects threaten the vulnerable penguins.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.