450+ organizations join forces against EU-Mercosur agreement
The new Stop EU-Mercosur coalition is calling on political leaders to reject the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement and put people and the planet before profit.
Confirmed: palm oil company destroys rainforest in Liberia
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is clearing richly biodiverse rainforest – this is the conclusion of a report by High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), an industry organization.
Satellite images debunk "sustainable palm oil" pledges
Rainforest destruction for palm oil remains a reality, as the analysis of satellite image data from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
Study: Indonesia's “Food Estates” drive hunger and environmental destruction
The new “Food Estate” programs announced for Indonesia will result in more hunger and threaten local people, regional forests and the global climate.
We will not be intimidated or silenced! – a declaration of solidarity
Rettet den Regenwald e.V. (Rainforest Rescue) is currently facing a lawsuit before the District Court of Hamburg, Germany.
Brutality against Sarawak villagers – Covid lockdown hinders assistance
Indigenous people often suffer violence at the hands of thugs working for oil palm plantations: Our Malaysian partner Matek Geram sent us a frightening video.
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DRC: Release the palm oil protesters jailed in Mwingi!
Local activists who oppose the palm oil company PHC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were jailed following a protest march.
DRC activists fight exploitation, brutality and land grabbing by the palm oil industry
Feronia-PHC’s palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are more than 110 years old – and a never-ending blight on the lives of people in nearby villages.
Rainforest Rescue speaks out against the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement
Today Rainforest Rescue presents 380,000 signatures against a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries at the European Parliament's Petitions Committee.
Austria bans palm oil biofuel
Good news for tropical rainforests: As of July 1, 2021, Austria will no longer be counting fuel containing palm oil toward its renewable energy targets.
Peruvian cocoa company ordered to restore rainforest
The cocoa company Tamshi SAC is threatening to sue Peru in an arbitration court after being ordered to close plantations that it cut into the rainforest.
Keep the oil industry out of Africa’s natural treasures!
Nature, wildlife and scarce water supplies in a unique corner of southern Africa are being endangered by a rush to drill for oil.
Petition delivered – will Kinipan forest on Borneo be saved?
Save our Borneo has delivered our petition to indigenous leader Effendi Buhing, who will personally present it to Indonesian policymakers and business representatives.
Ecuador: Put the constitutional rights of nature before mining!
The future of Ecuador’s forests is at stake in a crucial legal battle: The Constitutional Court must rule in favor of the Los Cedros Protected Forest.
Nigeria: “superhighway” project through the rainforest stopped!
One of the last rainforests in Nigeria will be spared a “superhighway”. Rainforest Rescue and local groups had campaigned against the project since 2016 – with success!
Uganda’s Kafuga Forest is safe!
Tea plantation operators will not be allowed into Uganda's Kafuga Forest. A court has put a stop to destruction by plantations.
Mercosur free trade: European Parliament delivers a firm rebuke
European Parliament rejects free trade agreement with South American Mercosur countries for lack of protection for the climate, biodiversity and indigenous rights
Protect Nicaragua's Indio Maíz and Bosawás rainforests!
Instead of offering protection, international climate projects are a threat to forests and human rights defenders in Nicaragua’s Bosawás and Indio Maíz protected areas.