Forest fire in Brazil

Aug 23, 2019

“Days of Fire” ravage Amazonia

Fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest as never before. President Bolsonaro has been emboldening Brazil’s corporate arsonists.

March to Malaysia's Parliament House to protest the Penang government’s proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project

Aug 3, 2019

Malaysian federal government will look into land reclamation controversy

We have succeeded in raising the issue of land reclamation and sand mining to the Malaysian national level, thus improving our chances of lobbying for a desirable outcome.

Computer screen with a generic website showing the integrated petition widget

Jul 28, 2019

Promote our current petition on your website with the Rainforest Rescue widget

If you manage your own web presence, you can support us in our mission to protect the world’s rainforests by adding our new widget to your site.

Indonesia: police securing oil palm plantation

May 9, 2019

Indonesian police protects oil palms with guns drawn

Indonesian police is “protecting” oil palms with weapons drawn, taking brutal action against locals who want to preserve Batu Gadur forest.

Penan and Berawan people resisting logging in Mulu forest, Sarawak, Malaysia

May 7, 2019

Malaysia: slashing Sarawak’s forests for palm oil

Cutting down timber worth $10 million without a permit? It's not an unusual occurrence in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

Orangutan in tree

May 6, 2019

UN: extinction crisis endangers us all

The current mass extinction threatens the future of humanity. Unless we take drastic action, one million species could soon vanish.

Protesting against oil palm plantations in Borneo

May 2, 2019

Palm oil and timber industry driving increased rainforest destruction

The destruction of tropical forests remained at alarming levels in 2018. The development was particularly dramatic in previously untouched rainforests.

Bulldozers at the site of the "superhighway"

Apr 16, 2019

Nigeria: paying for a forest “superhighway” for the next 180 years?

€740,000 a month – for the next 180 years? That’s the princely compensation for the company slated to build Nigeria’s “superhighway” to nowhere.

EU palm oil biofuel

Mar 18, 2019

Baby steps toward banning palm oil biofuel in the EU

The EU is the world’s second largest importer of palm oil – and more than half of the tropical oil is added to diesel fuel.

Chimpanzee rescue center near Monrovia, Liberia

Jan 27, 2019

A sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees

Orphaned and formerly captive chimpanzees deserve a good life. In Liberia, a small private organization is dedicated to caring for more than 40 such primates.

Protest against HeidelbergCement on December 8, 2017

Jan 9, 2019

Human rights award for anti-cement activists

The 2018 Yap Thiam Hien Human Rights Award honors Indonesian activists who are fighting to save their homeland from the cement, sand and palm oil industries.

Aerial photo of a village in Sierra Leone

Nov 16, 2018

Sierra Leone rejects Chinese-funded “One Belt, One Road” airport

Sierra Leone, a tiny country in West Africa, is standing up to pressure from China to build a new international airport that it doesn’t need.

Activists hand over 180,000 signatures protesting logging on Vancouver Island

Nov 9, 2018

Vancouver Island: speaking out for “ancient trees, not big stumps”

Rainforest Rescue and Sierra Club BC delivered a petition to protect the ancient rainforests of British Columbia, Canada, to the province’s premier, John Horgan.

Uniper biomass power plant

Oct 25, 2018

120 environmental NGOs call for an end to biomass

120 environmental NGOs from all over the world are calling for forests to be protected, not burned. Logging for energy generation is the opposite of climate protection.

Giraffes in South Africa

Sep 30, 2018

Trophy hunters push giraffes toward extinction

A flourishing, unregulated market for giraffe skins and bones in the United States is decimating this iconic species of the African savanna.

Dead sharks in a fish auction hall

Sep 29, 2018

“Sustainable” fishing? The dark side of the MSC label

As an ethical consumer, how do you choose seafood that was sustainably produced? Who is behind the MSC label, and is it truly independent?

Protest against biomass power station

Sep 6, 2018

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.

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 ..

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