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Black howler monkey (Alouatta carayá)  with text "Success!"

Feb 20, 2018

Brazil: monkeys can breathe easier

Thanks to an international outcry, Netflix is no longer spreading false information about yellow fever and howler monkeys that prompted the wholesale killing of monkeys.

suffering orangutan

190,626 supporters

NO to free trade with palm oil!

CEPA, a free trade agreement between the EU and Indonesia, could open the floodgates for palm oil imports to Europe. Tell the negotiators to exclude palm oil from CEPA.

Trucks delivering timber to a pellet factory

Jun 2, 2018

Study on EU biofuel use: burning wood harms the climate

The EU wants to boost the use of biomass energy. However, a new study warns that instead of protecting the climate, it will result in even more greenhouse gas emissions.

Tapanuli orangutan

152,970 supporters

Stop the extinction of the Tapanuli orangutan!

A dam for a 510MW hydropower plant in Batang Toru forest on Sumatra could spell oblivion for the recently discovered Tapanuli orangutan.

Shawi

74,989 supporters

Keep gold miners out of our rainforest!

Fraudulent gold and copper mining concessions in the ancestral rainforest of Peru’s indigenous Shawi people must be annulled immediately. Please help with your signature.

Elephant in Tanzania

153,592 supporters

Keep loggers out of Selous Game Reserve!

Tanzanian President John Magufuli wants to clear 1,500 square kilometers of forest and savannah in a paradise for Africa’s iconic wildlife.

Bonobo

140,628 supporters

No primate blood for oil!

Our thirst for oil is pushing endangered bonobos and gorillas to the brink. Say NO to drilling in Congo’s Virunga and Salonga National Parks!

Ein Traktor wirbelt Staub auf einer verbrannten Rodungsfläche im Urwald auf

172,729 supporters

Time’s almost up. Tell the EU to act on deforestation now!

Time is almost up for the EU to achieve its deforestation commitments, we urgently need an EU Action Plan to protect forests and respect people’s rights.

Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)

142,480 supporters

Mozambique: stop a giant pulp project in the miombo woodlands!

A pulp company wants to clear 237,000 hectares of forest and small farms in Mozambique for eucalyptus plantations. Tell the World Bank Group to kill this disastrous project.

Biofuelwatch #Time to Twig

Apr 14, 2018

Join protests against forest destruction for bioenergy in London and York

Please help to protect forests, biodiversity and the climate, and join our protests against the biomass industry in London,18th April, 5pm ..

Water bottle close-up with Nestlé logo

152,573 supporters

Stop the mineral water madness, Nestlé!

Nestlé is extracting mineral water in Vittel, France, while the town’s taps are about to run dry. Tell Nestlé to get out of the bottled-water business.

People protesting with raised fists. Text "Help save our forest"

96,961 supporters

Ecuador: save the cloud forests for future generations

Mining projects are endangering the natural treasures of Ecuador. The inhabitants of the mountain cloud forests are calling on us for help. Please support their petition.

Plastic waste on the banks of the Danube and swans on the water

164,931 supporters

We’re drowning in plastic: tell the EU to act!

Mountains of plastic waste are blighting the planet. The EU wants to fix the problem with a new strategy – but not by curbing production. Stop the avalanche of plastic NOW!

Metate Arch – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Dec 5, 2017

Trump massively cuts Utah national monuments

U.S. President Trump has reduced two national monuments in the state of Utah by 8,000 square kilometers. Environmental organizations are suing against the cuts.

Wood burning in fireplace

94,553 supporters

Burning wood for “green” power? No thanks!

Europe currently deciding on the expansion of renewable energy, with wood slated as the main biofuel. Tell the EU to stop incinerating our forests for “green” power”!

A chameleon with a green and brown pattern, clinging to a branch

104,197 supporters

Ghana: don’t sell your nature to China

Ghana’s Atewa Forest is home to rare plants and animals – and rich in bauxite deposits that the government wants to monetize. Please speak out against this disastrous plan.

Cattle herd in Mato Grosso

149,742 supporters

Stop the slaughter: NO free trade with South American beef!

Clearing forests for vast cattle herds in the name of free trade? An agreement between the EU and Mercosur would kick South American beef production into overdrive.

Buffalo

116,239 supporters

Canada: keep tar sand in the ground!

Tell Canada to block plans for the world's largest tar sand mine: 292 square kilometers of wilderness would be destroyed for the world's dirtiest oil.

Clear-cutting of coastal rainforest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

174,193 supporters

Stop felling Canada’s centuries-old forest giants for lumber!

The temperate rainforests of western Canada are one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet, but that’s not stopping the loggers. Please call for an end to the destruction.

Nigeria, Cross River State

330,359 supporters

Nigeria: we will defend our Mother Earth!

Trees reach for the sky in one of the last rainforests in Nigeria. The forest – home to the Ekuri – is about to be destroyed. The Ekuri need support – please sign!

Photomontage: rainforest clearing and Mars logo

160,338 supporters

Get cocoa plantations out of Côte d’Ivoire’s national parks!

Côte d’Ivoire’s last remaining patches of rainforest are being destroyed for cocoa plantations. Tell Mars and other producers to get the rainforest out of our chocolate!

A woman is sitting in the water in a bay lined with rocks and a sandy beach

122,351 supporters

Sulawesi: stop dredging paradise for concrete!

Vast quantities of sand are being mined illegally near Palu and in Donggala district on Sulawesi for concrete and land reclamation. Our partner JATAM is sounding the alarm.

Trucks smuggle illegal timber into Vietnam.

132,541 supporters

An EU seal for illegal timber from Vietnam? NO!

Illegal timber from Southeast Asia – laundered with an EU seal of approval? The EU is preparing a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam, a hotbed of timber trafficking.

Construction machinery

162,361 supporters

Keep loggers and the palm oil industry out of the Peruvian Amazon!

An illegal road – a gateway for loggers and palm oil companies – threatens 100,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

transgenic soy plantation

282,288 supporters

Tell the EU to ban Monsanto’s glyphosate!

Glyphosate, the world’s best-selling herbicide, is slowly poisoning the environment and our food supply. Tell the EU and its member states to ban glyphosate in Europe.

A chimpanzee in Uganda

167,348 supporters

Stop the sugar industry's assault on Uganda's chimpanzee forest!

Bugoma Forest Reserve is home to 500 chimpanzees, but their habitat is being cleared for a sugar plantation. Tell the Ugandan government to step in and stop the destruction.

Indigenous Penan people protesting in Sarawak

197,840 supporters

Don’t sacrifice our rainforest for the Olympics!

Tropical plywood from the forest of the Penan people – in all likelihood from illegally felled trees – is being used to build facilities for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

A huge tree is pulled with a skidder in a tropical rainforest in Central Africa

158,500 supporters

Rainforest to be felled with Norwegian money? Stop it!

No money for the tropical timber industry! Cancel all logging concessions! Protect the rainforests and their inhabitants!

Poached and skinned elephant in Myanmar

216,081 supporters

Elephant skin for Chinese “medicine”? Stop the killing in Myanmar!

Stop the poaching of Asia’s elephants for Chinese “medicine”: elephant-skin ointments to treat eczema, acne and digestive problems.

Malayan flying lemur on Borneo

165,430 supporters

Unilever: stop destroying mangroves for convenience food!

Stop PT Sintang Raya from destroying precious mangroves and peatlands to produce palm oil for Wilmar, Unilever’s main supplier.

Protest banner on a river in the Bolivian rainforest: the slogan “Resistance Means Dignity” stands next to the Bolivian flag.

148,442 supporters

Block a highway of destruction through the Bolivian Amazon!

The Bolivian government wants to build a road through TIPNIS national park. The consequences for the rainforest and its inhabitants would be catastrophic.

Logger with chainsaw and rosewood logs in Nigeria

127,094 supporters

Stamp out the illegal rosewood trade!

10,000 containers of illegal rosewood worth $300 million have made their way to China from Nigeria. It's time to prosecute the criminals behind timber trafficking.

An indigenous man wearing feathers and a painted face standing in the forest with a blowpipe

161,593 supporters

Stop the assault on Earth's green lung!

The indigenous peoples of the Amazon are calling on the UN and South American governments to stop the destruction of their forest home. Please lend them your voice.

Koala on tree

168,876 supporters

Australia: save the koalas’ forest!

Australia’s koalas need help: the loosening of environmental laws has led to a surge in land clearing and habitat destruction. The rampant deforestation needs to stop NOW.

Green turtle

164,548 supporters

Stop Trump's assault on US National Monuments!

President Trump wants to shrink National Monuments and open them for mining and oil drilling. Tell Trump to keep his hands off of America’s priceless natural heritage.

An elephant calf in Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia

226,513 supporters

Protect Leuser's iconic wildlife!

Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra is the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos share a habitat. Tell the government of Aceh to protect Leuser now!

Western chimpanzee

139,601 supporters

A cry for help from West Africa: save us from extinction!

The future looks grim for the critically endangered western chimpanzee. Please speak out for stronger protection for some of our closest kin.

Odey Oyama in front of a pineapple plantation

143,643 supporters

Stop destroying our national park: no IFC investment in Dangote!

Dangote, an industrial conglomerate, is clearing Nigeria’s last rainforests to plant pineapple. Please tell the IFC to withhold financing for the project.

A bee on a flower

298,669 supporters

Red alert for bees: ban neonic pesticides in Europe

Tell the EU Member States to ban neonicotinoid pesticides – it’s time to end European farmers’ chemical warfare against nature!

Aerial view: clearing forest for Korindo oil palm plantations in Papua

153,609 supporters

Samsung, get out of Papua’s rainforests!

Smartphones are not the only things going up in flames in Samsung's business empire: the group recently invested in a palm oil company that is torching Papua’s rainforests.

Rainforest in the morning mist

167,121 supporters

Stop the destruction of 47,000 km² of Amazon rainforest!

Brazil’s beleaguered President Temer wants to open a vast area of protected rainforest to deforestation by his cronies in mining and industrial agriculture.

Bison in Poland’s Białowieża Forest

192,515 supporters

Save Białowieża, Poland’s last primeval forest!

There is nothing quite like Białowieża: one of Europe’s last primeval forests, it is a treasure trove of biodiversity – but now loggers are firing up their chainsaws.

Rainforest clearing, Total logo

195,873 supporters

Trashing rainforest for biofuel? A TOTAL disaster!

Please help stop Total’s planned biofuel refinery. The plant, which is designed to process palm oil, is a threat to the rainforests and their inhabitants.

Koala mother and cub

Nov 24, 2017

More than 200,000 call for end to deforestation in Queensland

More than 200,000 people have signed petitions calling for the end of deforestation in Queensland, the single greatest animal welfare crisis in the state.

Two chimpanzees

Nov 2, 2017

Guinea: 4,000 chimps safe in new national park

Guinea is establishing a protected area for about 4,000 chimpanzees. Moyen-Bafing National Park will cover 6,426 square kilometers.

Photomontage: an aircraft engine in front of a torched rainforest

Oct 17, 2017

Palm oil jet fuel stopped!

The plans of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use millions of tons of palm oil as “green” jet fuel have been thwarted for now.

Rainforest in the mist with superimposed SAVED stamp

Sep 27, 2017

47,000 km² Amazon rainforest reserve safe!

Facing furious protests, Brazilian President Temer retracted his decree abolishing the protection of a swathe of Amazon rainforest the size of Denmark.

Crop duster aircraft spraying chemicals on a soy field

Mar 17, 2017

EU: glyphosate causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has not classified glyphosate as a carcinogen. The substance does cause serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life, however.

Chimpanzee in Liberia

Aug 24, 2017

A national park for chimpanzees – thanks to your support!

Great news from Africa: Liberia recently proclaimed the new Grebo-Krahn National Park for wild chimpanzees – a project partly funded by your donations!

Humboldt penguins

Aug 25, 2017

Chile protects Humboldt penguins, drops iron mine and loading port project

Thanks to the hard work of local activists and your signatures, the Chilean government rejected an iron mine project that would have seriously threatened Humboldt penguins.