Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Durban, South Africa on the 10th of September for the Global Day of Action against Fake Forests. Their message to the United Nations: stop promoting plantations and finally protect real forests. We delivered our petition with more than 115,000 signatures, but our campaign is far from over!
Let’s hear it for sanity: on Friday, the 28th of August, INTERPOL confirmed that it had refused Malaysia’s bid for an arrest warrant for Clare Rewcastle Brown. An INTERPOL Red Notice would have put the journalist in the same league as hijackers and terrorists.
Rainforest Rescue took its message about the dangers of pesticides for bees straight to the shareholders of BASF, maker of the insecticide Fipronil. We spoke about its role in the decline of bee populations and delivered a petition with 178,000 signatures to the BASF board.