News and success stories
Stay in the loop with news of ongoing campaigns and successes in the fight against rainforest destruction.
Environmentalists applaud progress against biomass
Environmentalists are applauding a government decision ruling out subsidies for new UK biomass power stations fueled by imported wood pellets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
'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!'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.