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.
Keep roads out of Sabah's elephant forest!
More than 350 pygmy elephants still live along the Kinabatangan river. Road construction and poachers are pushing into their dwindling habitat.
Half of all species facing extinction
The worldwide loss of biodiversity is accelerating at an alarming rate. Half of all species could disappear by the end of this century.
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.
We need our land, not oil palms!
Stop the expansion of oil palm plantations that is endangering the Philippines' biodiversity, water resources, topsoil and the livelihood of farmers and indigenous people.
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.
Keep Liberia’s illegal timber out of the EU!
Tell the EU that buying from Liberia's deeply corrupt timber industry is bad for the country's development and worse for its rainforest.
Stop logging the Temiar people’s ancestral forest!
Loggers are destroying precious forests in Malaysia’s Kelantan province. Speak out for the indigenous Temiar people who are resisting the looting of their ancestral home.
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.
Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Unilever: NO to child labor for palm oil!
The palm oil industry not only destroys rainforests, it systematically exploits its workers with child labor, forced labor and other human rights violations.
The last Sumatran elephants need your voice!
Some of the last Sumatran elephants roam the forests of Sepintun, a habitat that urgently needs to be protected from the threat of industrial plantations.
NO to industrial gold mining in the forests of French Guiana!
Stop the Montagne d'Or project, the first industrial gold mine in French Guiana and a precedent for other multinational mining companies.
Help the Ekuri people of Nigeria defend their rainforest
Nigeria’s Cross River State wants to ram a superhighway through the community forest of the indigenous Ekuri. Please support the struggle to save their home.
Help indigenous people assert their land rights
Indigenous people in western Malaysia are gathering video evidence against loggers and plantation companies and using GPS gear to chart and protect their ancestral land.
Hydropower projects in Balkan lynx habitat canceled
The Balkan lynx can breathe easier: Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia is safe after international banks axed two potentially disastrous hydropower projects.