Environmentalists stop dam on the Tapajós river
The tenacity of the indigenous Mundurukú and a wave of international support paid off in the end: the Tapajós megadam project has been scrapped.
Take pangolins off the menu now!
Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to oblivion.
Nigerian conservationist receiving death threats – speak out for his safety!
Nigerian environmentalist Odey Oyama is receiving death threats for his opposition to Big Palm Oil and the planned Cross River superhighway.
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- 15 seconds agoAlbert, petition Save the orangutans! Ban biofuel!
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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?
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Myanmar: We need our forests, not mines!
Help villagers in southern Myanmar stop a mining company that is trashing the mountain forests and lakes of their ancestral land.
Get carcinogenic refined palm oil out of our food!
Experts are warning of palm oil’s health risks: the refined oil contains contaminants that can cause cancer and organ damage. Children are especially vulnerable.