An indigenous man wearing feathers and a painted face standing in the forest with a blowpipe

Mar 31, 2021

UN report: indigenous people are the best forest guardians

A new United Nations report concludes that deforestation rates are significantly lower in areas where indigenous peoples live and bear responsibility for their forests.

Gold prospectors on a river in Côte d’Ivoire

Mar 24, 2021

Where are the chimpanzees of Djouroutou?

For years, a group of 25 to 30 chimpanzees had been habituated to the presence of visitors to Taї National Park, but in February the animals disappeared without a trace.

450 organisations say: STOP UE-MERCOSUR

Mar 15, 2021

450+ organizations join forces against EU-Mercosur agreement

The new Stop EU-Mercosur coalition is calling on political leaders to reject the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement and put people and the planet before profit.

A truck driving through an oil palm plantation in Liberia

Mar 8, 2021

Confirmed: palm oil company destroys rainforest in Liberia

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is clearing richly biodiverse rainforest – this is the conclusion of a report by High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), an industry organization.

Oil palm plantation on Papua

Mar 5, 2021

Study: Indonesia's “Food Estates” drive hunger and environmental destruction

The new “Food Estate” programs announced for Indonesia will result in more hunger and threaten local people, regional forests and the global climate.

Kalimantan oil palm plantation

Feb 25, 2021

Satellite images debunk "sustainable palm oil" pledges

Rainforest destruction for palm oil remains a reality, as the analysis of satellite image data from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Fire in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

Feb 24, 2021

Rainforest Rescue speaks out against the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

Today Rainforest Rescue presents 380,000 signatures against a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries at the European Parliament's Petitions Committee.

A villager is assaulted by plantation workers

Feb 11, 2021

Brutality against Sarawak villagers – Covid lockdown hinders assistance

Indigenous people often suffer violence at the hands of thugs working for oil palm plantations: Our Malaysian partner Matek Geram sent us a frightening video.

JATAM solidarity banner

Jan 22, 2021

We will not be intimidated or silenced! – a declaration of solidarity

Rettet den Regenwald e.V. (Rainforest Rescue) is currently facing a lawsuit before the District Court of Hamburg, Germany.