The NGOs Green Scenery and Rainforest Rescue delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the government of Sierra Leone today in a coordinated action. The petition is protesting the government's complicity with major investors in wholesale land grabbing for industrial plantations and the imprisonment of smallholders standing up for their land rights.
For more than five years, indigenous communities have been fighting the construction of a 1200 MW dam on Baram River in Borneo. At last, they can breathe easier! The project was canceled and the rights to 400 km2 of rainforest were returned to the villagers evicted for the project.
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world – demand for its meat and scales could wipe it out in a few short years. Rainforest Rescue is promoting a petition addressed to the Chinese and Vietnamese governments calling for robust measures to ensure their protection – more than 200,000 supporters have signed it to date.