Global Witness issues alarming report on human rights defenders killed in 2019
Human rights NGO Global Witness recorded the highest number of land and environmental activists murdered in a single year
Situation of western chimpanzees deteriorating dramatically
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, western chimpanzees are on a trajectory toward extinction unless drastic measures are taken immediately.
NO to “Food Estates” in the peat forests of Borneo!
The vast peat bog forests of Borneo could soon be destroyed for industrial rice farms. Nearly 200 Indonesian NGOs and conservationists are saying NO! to the plan.
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.
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.
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NO to logging in Cameroon’s Ebo Forest!
Cameroon’s Ebo rainforest harbors breathtaking biodiversity. But now, the government is opening 150,000 hectares – an area the size of Greater London – to logging.
NO to genetic engineering in our forests!
The US biotech industry is plotting a massive, irreversible experiment with an unknown outcome. We can’t let this go ahead – say NO to Frankentrees in our forests!
Rest in peace, Rainforest Rescue founder Reinhard Behrend
Reinhard Behrend passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020. The driving force behind Rainforest Rescue, he dedicated his life to the preservation of nature.
Global solidarity with communities, indigenous peoples and workers at risk from mining pandemic profiteers
A new analysis supported by over 300 organizations condemns the four main ways in which multinational mining companies are profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Papua's forests face an unparalleled assault
More than a quarter million hectares of forest are being clear-cut in Papua for the largest oil palm plantation in the world.
Stop APP, Indonesia's brutal paper and pulp giant!
APP, an Indonesian paper company, is destroying forests and routinely violating the rights of local people. Numerous NGOs are calling for a boycott of APP.
Shut down wildlife markets NOW!
It’s time to shut down wildlife markets and their brisk business in endangered and poached animals. They are a threat to both biodiversity and human health.
Peru: buying rainforest for a protected area
Help Peruvian villagers buy rainforest land to block the further expansion of industrial cocoa plantations in the Amazon.
Chinese government recommends bear bile as coronavirus treatment
China’s government recommends injections of a traditional Chinese “medicine” containing bear bile as a treatment for COVID-19.
Prosecute Brazilian President Bolsonaro for genocide!
Human rights activists are calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Brazilian President Bolsonaro for inciting genocide.
Amazonia is burning: NO to free trade with arsonists!
Corporate arsonists are torching Amazonia for cheap beef. Let's not incentivize environmental crimes with a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur.
Buying rainforest and reforesting oil palm plantations in Sabah
In eastern Sabah, our partners are buying plots of forest and reforesting plantation land to link the fragmented habitats of pygmy elephants and other endangered species.
Stop the bridge of death in the elephant forest!
More than 350 pygmy elephants still live along the Kinabatangan river in Sabah, Borneo. Road construction and poachers are pushing into their dwindling habitat.
Stop water theft for avocados in Chile!
Avocado plantations in Chile are monopolizing ground water and drying out entire regions. Support the people of Petorca in their fight to get their water rights back.
Stop bulldozing the Tapanuli orangutan!
A dam for a 510 MW hydropower plant in Batang Toru forest on Sumatra could spell oblivion for the recently discovered Tapanuli orangutan.