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An indigenous woman adorned with a feathered crown in front of two other indigenous people

104,385 supporters

Brazil: Stop Bolsonaro's new assault on the Amazon rainforest!

Please help avert a new assault on the indigenous people and their protected areas in the Amazon. Say NO to mining and hydroelectric power plants in the rainforest!

Aerial view of the Sapara rainforest from a small plane

Apr 14, 2022

Ecuador: The Sápara people reclaim 251,503 hectares of rainforest

With the support of Rainforest Rescue, the indigenous Sápara people of Ecuador have regained ownership of their rainforest after months of legal battles.

Papua man from the Gebze clan, Merauke, Indonesia

Indonesia

Moorim paper company destroys pristine forests in Papua, Indonesia

Papua, a paradise for biodiversity and indigenous culture, is being devastated for paper. An investigation details the destruction of pristine forests in Papua, Indonesia.

Traditional chiefs in Lokutu, DRC

Mar 1, 2022

Development banks shirk responsibility for victims of land grabbing and violence

DEG has sold its shares in the Congolese plantation company PHC, leaving local people vulnerable to the whims of the new investors.

Artisan woman of the Wonta-Santa Rosa community

81,913 supporters

Paraguay: give the Manjui people their land NOW!

The survival of the indigenous Manjui in Paraguay is at stake: Although the state acquired 38,406 hectares of land for them in 1998, it was never put in their name.

Indigenous people protesting, a banner in the background

Feb 22, 2022

Ecuador: Constitutional Court backs indigenous people in fight against gold mining

Illegal gold mining concessions in the territory of the indigenous A'i Cofán must revoked. The Constitutional Court upheld the complaints of the indigenous people.

A young Indonesian with a wheelbarrow filled with palm fruits

Feb 17, 2022

A victory for land rights: Penyang village prevails in court

An encouraging precedent: Mr. Hiden from Penyang in Borneo prevailed against a palm oil company. According to the court ruling, the company must return the stolen land.

Giraffes

Feb 14, 2022

Namibia: Canadian oil company reportedly destroys pristine bushland

ReconAfrica, a Canadian oil company, is reported to have destroyed bushland in Namibia. The company has announced plans to drill three to six additional test wells in 2022.

Protest against Okomu Oil Palm Oil in Nigeria

Feb 11, 2022

72,643 signatures delivered to UN over Africa deals with Bolloré

It was a wake-up call for three UN agencies: On Monday, Rainforest Rescue and the Oakland Institute sent them a petition with 72,643 signatures.

Protest by the citizens of Kinipan in front of the court in Palangkaraya, 2022

Feb 2, 2022

Defenders of Kinipan Forest in Borneo taken to court

The village of Kinipan in the mountains of Borneo has become a symbol of the dispute over forest rights. Now their village chief is on trial.

Indigenous Maasai

Feb 2, 2022

Maasai fears of eviction are growing

In Tanzania, the situation for the pastoralist Maasai people is coming to a head: Plans by the authorities to evict tens of thousands of people are taking shape.

A group of oil workers work between two streams of black oil that have spilled down a boulder-covered mountainside in the rainforest. In the background, a section of pipe from the oil pipeline can be seen.

Feb 1, 2022

Ecuador: Pipeline rupture causes oil spill in rainforest

The OCP pipeline was built with a million-euro loan from Westdeutsche Landesbank. Indigenous organizations complain about the pollution of rivers in the Amazon region.