For true climate protection: Don’t fuel the fire!
At the COP28 conference, Europe pledged to phase out fossil fuels. In reality, the EU wants to fall back on dangerous and costly false solutions.
Brazil: Mob of 200 landowners and police militia kill Pataxó Indigenous leader
Brazil: 200 landowners used WhatsApp to coordinate an attack on the Pataxó people, killed their leader and seriously wounding her brother.
Trophy hunting: Debunking the hunting lobby’s lies
Rainforest Rescue has long said NO to tourists shooting elephants, rhinos and lions for fun. Belgium is leading the way with a trophy import ban.
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.
Climate and the rainforest
Rainforests are tightly intertwined with the climate: while forests are suffering from global warming, they are also the key to climate protection.
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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Indonesia: Fight the marine bitumen spill off Nias Island!
An environmental disaster is unfolding off the island of Nias: The wreck of the tanker MT AASHI is leaking bitumen. Call on the Indonesian government to take action!
One of Brazil's largest socio-environmental and labor tragedies – five years on
One of Brazil's most notorious socio-environmental and labor disasters, the Brumadinho dam failure case still haunts the nation five years on.
Indonesia: 14 years of impunity for arson in Tripa peat swamp forest
The palm oil company Kallista Alam went for ten years without paying the fine for its slash-and-burn clearing in the Leuser Ecosystem.
Tanzania: Is construction of the EACOP pipeline about to begin?
Construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline EACOP is apparently about to begin. Pipes for 100 kilometers arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in December 2023.
Indonesia: Christmas Eve nickel smelter blast kills 20
An explosion at a nickel smelter in Sulawesi, Indonesia, on December 24 left twenty dead and dozens injured. This is not an isolated case, says our partner JATAM Sulteng.
Brazil: US carbon traders stoke conflict among Indigenous Ka'apor
The Indigenous Ka'apor do not want carbon projects in their ancestral territory and the rainforest of the Brazilian Amazon.
The oil industry is devastating Nigeria’s environment – for Germany’s benefit?
Environmentalists in Africa are pushing back against the fossil fuel industry. Yet the German government wants to import more oil and gas from there.
Indonesia: Carbon trading scheme threatens Aru Islands
Carbon traders want to commercialize the rainforest of the Aru Islands between Australia and New Guinea. The #SaveAru coalition is calling for the plan to be rejected.
Panama: NO to copper mining in the rainforest!
The rainforest, biodiversity and clean water need to come before millions of dollars for destroyed nature and a polluted environment.
Panama celebrates Supreme Court ruling against copper mine - protests continue
We celebrate the Supreme Court ruling declaring the copper mine unconstitutional, reports Radio Temblor – Colectivo Voces Ecólogicas
Uganda: Yet more student climate activists behind bars
On November 24, seven students were once again arrested in Kampala for peacefully protesting against the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
COP 28 outcome falls short – bad news for people and nature
The UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai has ended in disappointment: The urgently needed phase-out of oil, gas and coal was reduced to a toothless “transition”.