Hong Kong customs officials made a gruesome discovery onboard an incoming freighter: four tons of pangolin scales. As traditional Chinese “medicine”, the shipment would have had a street value of $1.25 million. A Rainforest Rescue petition is calling on the Chinese government to strengthen protection for pangolins.
It’s a huge win for the Mundurukú: the planned megadam in São Luiz is not going to be built. Brazil’s environmental agency refused final approval for the project in Amazonia. There's still work to be done, however – the government is planning no less than 42 smaller dams on the Tapajós and its tributaries.
The life of leading Nigerian environmentalist Odey Oyama is in danger: He is receiving death threats for standing up to the unbridled expansion of the palm oil industry and the planned Cross River superhighway project. Call on the governor of Cross River State to guarantee his safety.