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Graphic: SLAPP suits are intended to silence critics

Feb 21, 2023

SLAPP lawsuit against Rainforest Rescue struck down

After more than three years, a lawsuit filed against Rainforest Rescue before the Regional Court in Hamburg, Germany, has ended – not with a bang but with a whimper.

A TASHA field officer talks about the dangers of oil projects in a village


Oil boom in Africa: “End economic colonization!”

The planned EACOP pipeline and two other oil projects are threatening people and the environment in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park.

A white-throated sloth clings to the trunk of a felled tree in the rainforest

82,690 supporters

Amazonia: NO to deforestation for biomass power plants in French Guiana!

Thousands of hectares of Amazon rainforest are threatened by the planned expansion of the biomass industry in French Guiana. Please help put an end to the plans.

Brazilian President Lula da Silva speaking with Yanomami people


Brazil: genocide of the Yanomami people uncovered

The Yanomami people in the Amazon rainforest are dying of introduced diseases, starvation and mercury poisoning. The new Brazilian government is intervening.

Camera trap image of Sumatran tiger


Sumatra: rangers injured by tiger in Leuser Ecosystem

Protecting Sumatran forests as a ranger is a dangerous job: In late January, a team of four rangers supported by Rainforest Rescue was attacked by a tiger.

Protest by the citizens of Kinipan in front of the court in Palangkaraya, 2022


Kinipan village chief acquitted

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected the trumped-up charges against the village chief of Kinipan, Willem Hengki. This is a victory for all defenders of Borneo’s forests.

Two African elephants in Mole National Park, Ghana

Jan 12, 2023

Stronger protections put in place for pangolins and elephants

Elephants and pangolins are now better protected than ever before. Hundreds of thousands signed our petitions calling for stronger conservation laws.

Portrait of indigenous leader Sarapo Ka'apor wearing a feather headdress


Brazil: Rainforest Rescue petition leads to federal police investigation

Indigenous people in Brazil face harrassment, eviction and even death for defending their forests against loggers, cattle ranchers, agribusiness and mining companies.

Indigenous activists Hamrullah, Nimrod and Renaldi behind bars


Indonesia: Indigenous rainforest guardians released from prison

Three wrongly convicted Indigenous rainforest guardians are free after months in prison. The men were able to rely on the solidarity of Rainforest Rescue.

Los Cedros mountain rainforest, Ecuador

Dec 12, 2022

EU establishes law to fight global deforestation

The EU has put a regulation on deforestation-free supply chains in place that tightens the conditions for importing commodities such as wood, palm oil and soy into the EU.

Amazon rainforest

Dec 7, 2022

COP 15: Can the UN stop the extinction crisis?

Can we stop the mass extinction of animal and plant species? Nothing less is at stake at the UN Biodiversity Conference from December 7 to 19 in Montréal.

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema reading indigenous rights petition

Dec 8, 2022

Petition delivered to UN – “A better way to protect biodiversity”

Rainforest Rescue delivered a petition with more than 65,000 signatures to the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema.

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