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.

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 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.

Environmentalist Odey Oyama

Aug 23, 2016

Nigerian conservationist receiving death threats – speak out for his safety!

Nigerian environmentalist Odey Oyama is receiving death threats for his opposition to Big Palm Oil and the planned Cross River superhighway.

A swathe of forest is being cleared for the superhighway

Aug 2, 2016

Nigerian police harass Goldman Prize-winning conservationist

Nigeria’s police is increasing pressure on opponents of the planned superhighway through Ekuri Forest. “I am more resolved than ever,” says the coalition's leader, Odigha.

An African pangolin

Jun 30, 2016

Scales of more than 1,000 poached pangolins found

Hong Kong customs officials made a gruesome discovery onboard an incoming freighter: four tons of pangolin scales, with a street value of $1.25 million.

Matek (SADIA) with indigenous people at an illegal logging site

Jun 27, 2016

Activists in danger after killing in Malaysia

Land rights activist Bill Kayong was killed in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight in Sarawak on June 21, sending shockwaves across the state.

A Rainforest Rescue activist in the embassy of Sierra Leone

Jun 16, 2016

Justice for the people of Sierra Leone

The NGOs Green Scenery and Rainforest Rescue delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the government of Sierra Leone in a coordinated action.

A pangolin in the forest

Feb 16, 2016

World Pangolin Day events in Berlin and Leipzig

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world. Join us in taking action to protect them on World Pangolin Day in Berlin and Leipzig, Germany.

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