EU-Mercosur free trade: fueling the (forest) fire
A free trade agreement between the EU and the South American Mercosur alliance is a threat to humans, nature and the climate. But it’s not too late to stop it.
Indigenous people behind bars, smooth sailing for palm oil industry
In Kinipan, Borneo, the police arrested six indigenous men, including their traditional leader Effendi Buhing, for protesting against land grabbing and deforestation.
Cameroon’s Ebo Forest needs ironclad protection!
Cameroon’s Ebo rainforest harbors breathtaking biodiversity. It's time to put ironclad protection for the forest in place.
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?
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Covid lockdown not stopping Matek’s conservation work
While the world focuses on Covid-19, nature is being left wide open to exploitation. Activists like Matek Geram are going the extra mile to protect the rainforests.
Coal road to slash through Sumatra’s protected Hutan Harapan forest
Indonesia has authorized a road through the protected Hutan Harapan forest. Transporting coal apparently takes priority over protecting nature and the climate.
Cameroon suspends logging plans in Ebo Forest!
Cameroon has put its decision to open Ebo Forest for logging on ice – local communities and wildlife can breathe easier – Rainforest Rescue’s petition remains active
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.
Keep plantations out of Palawan Forest!
Palawan's unique biodiversity and indigenous territories are irreplaceable! Tell the government to stop the expansion of industrial plantations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.