Fire in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Oct 22, 2020

Mercosur free trade: European Parliament delivers a firm rebuke

European Parliament rejects free trade agreement with South American Mercosur countries for lack of protection for the climate, biodiversity and indigenous rights

Oil palm plantation, Borneo, Indonesia

Oct 22, 2020

Palm oil for Nestlé: more than 1,000 cases of deforestation per day

Nestlé has failed to keep its promise that the palm oil it uses will be free of deforestation and human rights abuses by 2020.

Water pollution due to nickel smelting

Oct 9, 2020

The dark side of Tesla: gigafactories need gigamines

The CEO of the electric car manufacturer Tesla is encouraging the global mining of nickel – around 32 kg are needed for the batteries of a single mid-range car.

Fire in Amazonia

Sep 13, 2020

EU-Mercosur free trade: fueling the (forest) fire

A free trade agreement between the EU and the South American Mercosur alliance is a threat to humans, nature and the climate. But it’s not too late to stop it.

Freedom for Effendi Buhing! Montage

Sep 3, 2020

Indigenous people behind bars, smooth sailing for palm oil industry

In Kinipan, Borneo, the police arrested six indigenous men, including their traditional leader Effendi Buhing, for protesting against land grabbing and deforestation.

Matek surveying a forest

Sep 2, 2020

Covid lockdown not stopping Matek’s conservation work

While the world focuses on Covid-19, nature is being left wide open to exploitation. Activists like Matek Geram are going the extra mile to protect the rainforests.

Indigenous Suku Anak Dalam with Feri Irawan in Jambi, Sumatra

Aug 30, 2020

Coal road to slash through Sumatra’s protected Hutan Harapan forest

Indonesia has authorized a road through the protected Hutan Harapan forest. Transporting coal apparently takes priority over protecting nature and the climate.

Global Witness banner

Jul 31, 2020

Global Witness issues alarming report on human rights defenders killed in 2019

Human rights NGO Global Witness recorded the highest number of land and environmental activists murdered in a single year

Chimpanzees

Jul 19, 2020

Situation of western chimpanzees deteriorating dramatically

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, western chimpanzees are on a trajectory toward extinction unless drastic measures are taken immediately.

Portrait of Reinhard Behrend

Jun 8, 2020

Rest in peace, Rainforest Rescue founder Reinhard Behrend

Reinhard Behrend passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020. The driving force behind Rainforest Rescue, he dedicated his life to the preservation of nature.

Anti-mining march in Esquel, Argentina, May 4, 2020

Jun 2, 2020

Global solidarity with communities, indigenous peoples and workers at risk from mining pandemic profiteers

A new analysis supported by over 300 organizations condemns the four main ways in which multinational mining companies are profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deforestation for PT Digoel Agri oil palm plantation in Papua

Mar 29, 2020

Papua's forests face an unparalleled assault

More than a quarter million hectares of forest are being clear-cut in Papua for the largest oil palm plantation in the world.

Bile extraction from a bear

Mar 26, 2020

Chinese government recommends bear bile as coronavirus treatment

China’s government recommends injections of a traditional Chinese “medicine” containing bear bile as a treatment for COVID-19.