A wave of protest saves EU nature conservation laws
The EU Birds and Habitats Directives are safe: a wave of grassroots action across Europe prompted the EU to drop its plans to weaken these key nature laws.
Take pangolins off the menu now!
Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to oblivion.
Stop a billion-dollar gift to the palm oil industry!
Call on the Indonesian government to scrap its plan to subsidize oil palm plantations for the production of biofuels with $1.35 billion.
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.
Life on Earth originated around 4 billion years ago. While it initially existed only in the oceans, it later spread to the land and atmosphere. Since then, an unfathomable number of species have evolved, around half of which are insects. Numerous plant and animal species have yet to be documented, and many new ones are being discovered every day.
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.
Myanmar: We need our forests, not mines!
Help villagers in southern Myanmar stop a mining company that is trashing the mountain forests and lakes of their ancestral land.
Keep coal power plants out of tiger country!
The Rampal coal power plant is a threat to the Sundarbans ecosystem. Tell Exim Bank India to cancel the financing of this potentially disastrous project.
Protect Leuser's iconic wildlife!
Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra is the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos share a habitat. Tell the government of Aceh to protect Leuser now!
Environmentalists stop dam on the Tapajós river
The tenacity of the indigenous Mundurukú and a wave of international support paid off in the end: the Tapajós megadam project has been scrapped.
Nigerian conservationist receiving death threats – speak out for his safety!
Nigerian environmentalist Odey Oyama is receiving death threats for his opposition to Big Palm Oil and the planned Cross River superhighway.
Don’t trash the rainforest for “green” jet fuel!
The aviation industry wants to achieve “carbon-neutral growth” with emissions offsets and biofuels. Please take a stand against this blatant greenwashing.
A cry for help from the Amazon rainforest
Tell the Brazilian government to take action against armed illegal loggers, gold and diamond miners that are destroying the rainforest of the indigenous Paiter Surui.
Uganda: stop the destruction of Buvuma Island
10,000 hectares of forest near Lake Victoria are about to be destroyed for oil palm plantations. Uganda’s government is awarding land on Buvuma Island to investors.
Free forest guardian Clovis!
Activists in Madagascar are fighting to preserve the island’s natural heritage: Clovis Razafimalala has been jailed on fabricated charges for fighting the rosewood mafia.
Keep the palm oil mafia out of this forest!
Investors wanting to clear Cameroon’s rainforest for oil palm plantations are meeting fierce resistance from local people. Tell the government to scrap the project.
Tell the EU to prevent a Silent Spring!
Nature in Europe is on the ropes, with one third of all species currently threatened. Tell the European Commission to stop undermining conservation.
Save the Noah's Ark of the South Pacific!
Makatea Atoll is a treasure trove of nature. That could soon be history if plans to mine the tiny island for phosphate are realized. Please help put a stop to the scheme.