Indigenous Mundurukú people protesting the planned construction of a dam on the Tapajos river in Brazil

Sep 5, 2018

Fighting the good fight – with your support

Does our work make a difference? Yes, together with our hard-working partners and the international pressure generated by your signatures, we’re scoring real successes.

Two orcas

Sep 3, 2018

Orcas can breathe easier: court stops tar sand oil pipeline

A Canadian court has stopped the expansion of an oil pipeline because the impact of the project on whales was neglected – a great success for Canada’s First Nations.

Montage: Airbus A380 over an oil palm plantation

Aug 22, 2018

Indonesia pressures the EU: Airbus must use palm oil jet fuel

Indonesia is pushing for its companies to be allowed to build palm oil jet fuel plants in the United States and France as a condition for buying Boeing and Airbus airliners.

Tapanuli orangutan

Jul 30, 2018

China's “Belt & Road Initiative” – and what it means for the planet

The "Belt & Road Initiative" infrastructure mega-project: what China's geopolitical and business ambitions mean for biodiversity and the climate.

Tapanuli orangutan

Jul 11, 2018

ALERT urges Indonesian president: save the world's rarest ape

25 world-leading scientists from ALERT urged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to halt a hydropower project that would imperil the rarest great ape in the world.

Seized ivory

Jun 30, 2018

Wildlife crime: global seizures and arrests in transcontinental operation

An operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in wildlife has seen hundreds of seizures worldwide as well as suspects arrested.

Trucks delivering timber to a pellet factory

Jun 2, 2018

Study on EU biofuel use: burning wood harms the climate

The EU wants to boost the use of biomass energy. However, a new study warns that instead of protecting the climate, it will result in even more greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuelwatch #Time to Twig

Apr 14, 2018

Join protests against forest destruction for bioenergy in London and York

Please help to protect forests, biodiversity and the climate, and join our protests against the biomass industry in London,18th April, 5pm ..

Black howler monkey (Alouatta carayá)  with text "Success!"

Feb 20, 2018

Brazil: monkeys can breathe easier

Thanks to an international outcry, Netflix is no longer spreading false information about yellow fever and howler monkeys that prompted the wholesale killing of monkeys.

Metate Arch – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Dec 5, 2017

Trump massively cuts Utah national monuments

U.S. President Trump has reduced two national monuments in the state of Utah by 8,000 square kilometers. Environmental organizations are suing against the cuts.

Koala mother and cub

Nov 24, 2017

More than 200,000 call for end to deforestation in Queensland

More than 200,000 people have signed petitions calling for the end of deforestation in Queensland, the single greatest animal welfare crisis in the state.

Photomontage: koala and chainsaw

Nov 10, 2017

An Australia without koalas?

An ecological disaster is looming Down Under: Australia's iconic koalas could be extinct within 25 years if the fragmentation and destruction of their habitat continues.

Two chimpanzees

Nov 2, 2017

Guinea: 4,000 chimps safe in new national park

Guinea is establishing a protected area for about 4,000 chimpanzees. Moyen-Bafing National Park will cover 6,426 square kilometers.

Photomontage: an aircraft engine in front of a torched rainforest

Oct 17, 2017

Palm oil jet fuel stopped!

The plans of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use millions of tons of palm oil as “green” jet fuel have been thwarted for now.

Rainforest in the mist with superimposed SAVED stamp

Sep 27, 2017

47,000 km² Amazon rainforest reserve safe!

Facing furious protests, Brazilian President Temer retracted his decree abolishing the protection of a swathe of Amazon rainforest the size of Denmark.

Humboldt penguins

Aug 25, 2017

Chile protects Humboldt penguins, drops iron mine and loading port project

Thanks to the hard work of local activists and your signatures, the Chilean government rejected an iron mine project that would have seriously threatened Humboldt penguins.

Chimpanzee in Liberia

Aug 24, 2017

A national park for chimpanzees – thanks to your support!

Great news from Africa: Liberia recently proclaimed the new Grebo-Krahn National Park for wild chimpanzees – a project partly funded by your donations!

Primitive charcoal ovens and felled trees in the Paraguayan Chaco together with the brand logos of Aldi, Carrefour, Lidl

Jul 24, 2017

UPDATE Carrefour

'UPDATE: In response to the campaign, Carrefour have suspended purchases of some of their Paraguayan charcoal. Keep signing to tell Lidl and Aldi to do the same!'

Two owls sitting on a branch

Jul 7, 2017

Harry Potter and Indonesia's owls

Is Harry Potter to blame for the suffering of thousands of owls on Indonesian bird markets? Two Oxford Brookes University researchers are convinced of it.

Nordin of Save Our Borneo

Jun 26, 2017

RIP Nordin of Save Our Borneo (1970-2017)

Nordin, director of Save Our Borneo, has died of a sudden illness. He worked tirelessly to defend forests, suing palm oil companies and rewetting peatlands.

Crop duster aircraft spraying chemicals on a soy field

Mar 17, 2017

EU: glyphosate causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has not classified glyphosate as a carcinogen. The substance does cause serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life, however.

Bechstein bat

Feb 28, 2017

Half of all species facing extinction

The worldwide loss of biodiversity is accelerating at an alarming rate. Half of all species could disappear by the end of this century.

Ekuri people protesting the "superhighway" project

Feb 17, 2017

Nigeria: governor partly repeals Ekuri Forest land grab

The struggle of the Ekuri people is paying off: the governor of Nigeria's Cross River state is returning 5,200 square km of rainforest land to the community.

Palm oil mill on Borneo

Feb 6, 2017

Toxins in palm oil: EU planning limits

The European Commission is considering regulations to limit levels of genotoxic and carcinogenic contaminants occurring in products containing palm oil.

A Balkan lynx in the forest

Feb 6, 2017

Hydropower projects in Balkan lynx habitat canceled

The Balkan lynx can breathe easier: Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia is safe after international banks axed two potentially disastrous hydropower projects.

A young chimpanzee climbing a tree in the rainforest

Jan 23, 2017

Laying the groundwork for a national park: researchers chart chimpanzee forest

Until now, little was known about Gbi Forest. Following the initial charting expedition, members of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation are now studying its biodiversity.

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