Harry Potter and Indonesia's owls
Is Harry Potter to blame for the suffering of thousands of owls on Indonesian bird markets? Two Oxford Brookes University researchers are convinced of it.
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.
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.
A green sea of ferns, mosses, vines and ancient trees. Iridescent butterflies and colorful birds. Flowers in every hue of the rainbow. The “green lung” is a natural wonder of the world. Find out more about the world’s most diverse, fascinating and threatened ecosystem.
Life on Earth originated around 4 billion years ago. While it initially existed only in the oceans, it later spread to the land and atmosphere. Since then, an unfathomable number of species have evolved, around half of which are insects. Numerous plant and animal species have yet to be documented, and many new ones are being discovered every day.
Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products
Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. How could it come to this? What can we do to protect people and nature?
We’re working around the world, supporting our partners on the ground in tropical countries. Find out more about where we’re involved and what we’re doing.
Stop genetically engineered trees!
ArborGen, a U.S.-based biotech lab, is seeking USDA approval for its freeze-resistant GE eucalyptus trees. Please tell the USDA to turn down ArborGen’s application.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tell the EU to ban the ivory trade – NOW!
Tons of illegal ivory are being laundered in Europe thanks to the EU’s ivory trade loopholes. Tell the EU to kill the trade – before the trade kills the last elephants!
Last chance to save the Ekuri people’s rainforest in Nigeria!
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!
Stop trashing the habitat of more than 1,000 orangutans!
A timber company is draining the Sungai Putri peat swamp forest in West Kalimantan. Tell Indonesia to put solid protection in place for peatland orangutan habitat.
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.
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!
Ban trophy hunting – save the lions!
Africa is losing its lions: habitat loss and trophy hunting have decimated them by 90 percent in only 40 years. Speak out for better protection for the iconic big cats.
Tell Burger King to get deforestation out of its supply chain!
Overwhelming evidence indicates that the cattle for Burger King's beef are fed with soy stemming from deforestation. Tell the fast-food giant to clean up its supply chain.
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.