News and success stories
Stay in the loop with news of ongoing campaigns and successes in the fight against rainforest destruction.
Victims of bauxite mine in Guinea receive medical care
Eleven days after we delivered our petition, the mining company in Guinea promised medical care to the people of Hamdallaye. The German government must take action.
180+ organizations and academics reject extractive-heavy EU Green Deal
Plans to drastically increase mining in Europe and in the global South are bad news for the climate, ecosystems and human rights around the world.
Korindo scores big as “International Bully of the Year”
And the winner of this year’s European SLAPP Contest is... Korindo! The Indonesian conglomerate takes this year’s prize as “International Bully of the Year”.
The 2021 European SLAPP Contest – vote for your “favorite” legal bully!
The Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) is holding its first annual European SLAPP Contest – complete with a People’s Choice Award.
Malaysia: rescued sea turtle released in threatened biodiversity hotspot
A loggerhead turtle was rescued by local fishermen in the south of Penang island, West Malaysia, at a threatened stretch of coastline.
UN report: indigenous people are the best forest guardians
A new United Nations report concludes that deforestation rates are significantly lower in areas where indigenous peoples live and bear responsibility for their forests.
Where are the chimpanzees of Djouroutou?
For years, a group of 25 to 30 chimpanzees had been habituated to the presence of visitors to Taї National Park, but in February the animals disappeared without a trace.
450+ organizations join forces against EU-Mercosur agreement
The new Stop EU-Mercosur coalition is calling on political leaders to reject the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement and put people and the planet before profit.
Confirmed: palm oil company destroys rainforest in Liberia
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is clearing richly biodiverse rainforest – this is the conclusion of a report by High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), an industry organization.
Study: Indonesia's “Food Estates” drive hunger and environmental destruction
The new “Food Estate” programs announced for Indonesia will result in more hunger and threaten local people, regional forests and the global climate.
Satellite images debunk "sustainable palm oil" pledges
Rainforest destruction for palm oil remains a reality, as the analysis of satellite image data from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
Rainforest Rescue speaks out against the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement
Today Rainforest Rescue presents 380,000 signatures against a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries at the European Parliament's Petitions Committee.
Brutality against Sarawak villagers – Covid lockdown hinders assistance
Indigenous people often suffer violence at the hands of thugs working for oil palm plantations: Our Malaysian partner Matek Geram sent us a frightening video.
We will not be intimidated or silenced! – a declaration of solidarity
Rettet den Regenwald e.V. (Rainforest Rescue) is currently facing a lawsuit before the District Court of Hamburg, Germany.
Nigeria: “superhighway” project through the rainforest stopped!
One of the last rainforests in Nigeria will be spared a “superhighway”. Rainforest Rescue and local groups had campaigned against the project since 2016 – with success!