News and success stories

Stay in the loop with news of ongoing campaigns and successes in the fight against rainforest destruction.

A juvenile African elephant

Oct 8, 2015

Tanzania: “Queen of Ivory” arrested

Tanzania struck a major blow against wildlife crime by arresting a Chinese businesswoman reputed to be a kingpin of the ivory business.

Aerial photograph of a burning rainforest

Sep 29, 2015

Indonesia: conviction of rainforest arsonists upheld

Indonesia’s Supreme Court took a stand against slash and burn by upholding the conviction of PT Kallista Alam, a palm oil company, for setting fires in protected forests.

Guadalupe Rodríguez handing a petition to Motsamai Nkosi of the WFC

Sep 15, 2015

Protest in Durban: Plantations are not forests

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Durban, South Africa. Their message to the United Nations: stop promoting plantations and finally protect real forests.

Photo montage of Sarawak Report’s Clare Rewcastle Brown and a forest being cleared

Aug 31, 2015

INTERPOL rejects arrest of Clare Rewcastle Brown

INTERPOL confirms that it had refused Malaysia’s bid for an arrest warrant for journalist and environmental activist Clare Rewcastle Brown.

The Woodlark cuscus, a nocturnal marsupial

May 8, 2015

Papua New Guinea: governor to protect Woodlark cuscus

The fight against deforestation on Woodlark in Papua New Guinea is gaining traction: the governor of Milne Bay Province is stepping in to stop the destruction.

Lea Horak delivering our petition at the 2015 BASF shareholders' meeting

May 6, 2015

A voice for the bees

Rainforest Rescue took its message about the dangers of pesticides for bees straight to the shareholders of BASF, maker of the insecticide Fipronil.

Mother Nature co-founders Sun Mala and Alejandro Gonzalez Davidson

Apr 7, 2015

Environmentalists standing firm in Areng

For the past two years, activists fought to prevent a hydropower project that would submerge Cambodia's Areng Valley. Prime Minister Hun Sen has now put the dam on hold.

Two tigers playing

Mar 27, 2015

India: protests save tigers from coal mining

India’s Mahan forests are safe at last. According to Greenpeace, plans for a coal mine that would have meant felling 500,000 trees are off the table.

A young Ngäbe-Buglé woman writing on a blackboard

Mar 3, 2015

Panama: Ngäbe-Buglé stop dam project

A big victory for Panama’s indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé people: the government has put a stop to work on the Barro Blanco dam that would have flooded their traditional land.

A young elephant lying dead on the ground

Feb 26, 2015

China bans ivory imports for 12 months

China has announced a ban on ivory imports with immediate effect. The ban, which is initially limited to twelve months, will only apply to mainland China.

Javier Ramírez hugging his mother

Feb 25, 2015

Ecuadorian activist Javier Ramírez is free

Farmer and activist Javier Ramírez was finally freed after 308 days behind bars for speaking out against the destruction of his homeland for a copper mine. International environmental and human rights organizations demanded his immediate and unconditional release.

Rainforest, toucan logo

Feb 25, 2015

Rainforest Rescue: we speak your language

Just a reminder that Rainforest Rescue content and social media are also available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Indonesian.

Perkebunan sawit menghancurkan habitat orang utan

Feb 23, 2015

Subsidi triliunan untuk industri sawit? Tidak – Terima kasih!

Pecinta hutan hujan yang terhormat, Pemerintahan Joko Widodo akan mengalihkan subsidi BBM ke BBN. 17,40 triliun Rupiah akan diterima oleh perusahaan sawit.

Elisa Norio in front of the Embassy of Laos in Washington DC

Jan 22, 2015

International community speaks out against planned Don Sahong Dam on Mekong River

Our petition expresses grave concern over the planned hydropower project and its potential impact on the environment, livelihoods and food security in the Mekong region.