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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.

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.

“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.

Path cut into the rainforest for the Tren Maya railroad line


Inauguration of Mexico’s “Mayan Train”: No reason to celebrate

While sections of the Tren Maya tourist railroad in Mexico are ceremoniously inaugurated, the fight against the impacts of railroad construction in the rainforest continues.

Herd of elephants in Serengeti

78,103 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.

An African elephant

Jan 29, 2024

Trophy hunting: Debunking the hunting lobby’s lies

Rainforest Rescue has long said NO to tourists shooting elephants, rhinos and lions for fun. Belgium is leading the way with a trophy import ban.

Protest on a beach of Nias Island in Indonesia

68,264 supporters

Indonesia: Fight the marine bitumen spill off Nias Island!

An environmental disaster is unfolding off the island of Nias: The wreck of the tanker MT AASHI is leaking bitumen. Call on the Indonesian government to take action!

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