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.
Nigerian police harass Goldman Prize-winning conservationist
Nigeria’s police is stepping up its efforts to intimidate opponents of the planned superhighway through Ekuri Forest. “I am more resolved than ever,” says Odigha, leader of the coalition resisting the project, after enduring hours of interrogation in police custody.
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. As traditional Chinese “medicine”, the shipment would have had a street value of $1.25 million. A Rainforest Rescue petition is calling on the Chinese government to strengthen protection for pangolins.
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. “His death has sent shockwaves across the state,” writes Matek Geram, our Malaysian partner. Matek has also received threats.
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 today in a coordinated action. The petition is protesting the government's complicity with major investors in wholesale land grabbing for industrial plantations and the imprisonment of smallholders standing up for their land rights.
World Pangolin Day events in Berlin and Leipzig
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world – demand for its meat and scales could drive it to extinction in a few short years. Join us in taking action to protect them on World Pangolin Day.