Petitions for rainforest protection

Your signature can make a real difference. Our petitions expose destructive projects and name the perpetrators. Together we can have an even greater impact!

Frog on a plate

Ban the trade in amphibians!

55,868 supporters

Hundreds of frog and other amphibian species are being wiped out by a highly contagious fungus. The disease, which has already driven at least 120 species to extinction, is being spread around the world by the international amphibian trade. Please call for a ban on the trade to help contain this pandemic.

The Woodlark cuscus, a nocturnal marsupial

Hands off of my forest!

128,071 supporters

The Woodlark cuscus is a nocturnal marsupial that lives only on a remote island in Papua New Guinea. Its 6,000 inhabitants live in harmony with nature and have preserved the cuscus’s habitat. But now, a logging company has set its sights on 30,000 hectares of Woodlark’s forest. This could spell the end for the cuscus.

Shawi

Keep gold miners out of our rainforest!

121,394 supporters

The gold rush is not letting up: in order to let a Canadian mining company dig in the Peruvian Amazon, officials fraudulently declared the rainforest of the Shawi people to be clear, uninhabited land. The Shawi have been living there in harmony with nature for centuries – please speak out against the destruction of their ancestral land.

Bonobo

No primate blood for oil!

155,389 supporters

Some of the last mountain gorillas roam the forests of Virunga National Park. The Congolese government, however, is less interested in this priceless treasure than in the dollar value of the oil under the protected areas – and it now wants to allow drilling in Virunga and Salonga. Please sign our petition and tell them NO!

Aerial image of Aldabra Atoll

Tortoises, not troops – keep the military out of the Seychelles!

205,800 supporters

Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles is a jewel of the Indian Ocean and home to thousands of giant tortoises. The diversity of fish and coral is astounding – yet the Indian military wants to build a base on a neighboring island, putting the UNESCO World Heritage site in danger. Please support our petition to protect the island.

Elephant in Tanzania

Keep loggers out of Selous Game Reserve!

162,048 supporters

Tanzania’s government is moving ahead with its plans for a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve. A huge swath of the UNESCO World Heritage site and habitat of iconic African wildlife would suffer irreparable damage. 1,500 km2 – an area the size of London – has just been opened to logging. Please help us protect Selous.

Tapanuli orangutan

Please sign: the bulldozers are on the move!

236,649 supporters

The Tapanuli orangutan is a sensational discovery – it was only recognized as a distinct species in 2017 and it is already facing extinction. Only 800 individuals remain, hidden in a small patch of forest in northern Sumatra. A Chinese hydropower project may soon destroy their habitat.

Water bottle close-up with Nestlé logo

Stop the mineral water madness, Nestlé!

162,905 supporters

It’s absurd: Nestlé is extracting mineral water in the French town of Vittel, while locals will soon have to rely on a pipeline for their drinking water. And then there are the mountains of plastic waste and ecological impact of shipping water across continents – there’s no excuse for the damage the water business is causing.

Wood burning in fireplace

Burning wood for “green” power? No thanks!

98,356 supporters

The EU is currently deciding on the expansion of renewable energy until 2030, with wood slated as the main biofuel. With Europe’s forests in a sad state, we need to stop even more trees from going up in smoke in the name of “green” power. Please sign our petition and speak out against the EU’s misguided biofuels policy!

Ein Traktor wirbelt Staub auf einer verbrannten Rodungsfläche im Urwald auf

Time’s almost up. Tell the EU to act on deforestation now!

178,807 supporters

Did you know that our consumption habits fuel deforestation worldwide? The production of agricultural commodities such as beef, soy, palm oil and cocoa is responsible for 70% of all deforestation! The EU, which imports huge amounts of these products, has committed to stop deforestation by 2020. With only 20 months left, it must act now!

suffering orangutan

NO to free trade with palm oil!

196,154 supporters

Indonesia and the EU are negotiating CEPA, a free trade agreement. In its present form, it would drive rainforest destruction by opening the floodgates for palm oil imports to Europe. Indonesian and European NGOs are calling for palm oil to be excluded from the agreement. Please sign our petition and speak out against CEPA.

Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)

Mozambique: stop a giant pulp project in the miombo woodlands!

147,610 supporters

A Portuguese pulp company wants to clear up to 237,000 hectares – including Mozambique’s miombo woodlands, a unique southern African ecosystem – for eucalyptus plantations. Rural people are being driven into poverty as Portucel grabs their land. Tell the World Bank Group to kill this disastrous project by canceling its financing.

Plastic waste on the banks of the Danube and swans on the water

We’re drowning in plastic: tell the EU to act!

172,271 supporters

From PET bottles and produce packaging to clothing, plastic is all around us. Yet only 30 percent is recycled in Europe, and the mountains of waste are growing. The EU wants to solve the problem with a new strategy – but not by curbing plastic production. Tell the EU to stop the avalanche of plastic NOW!

Buffalo

Canada: keep tar sand in the ground!

120,402 supporters

Teck Resources, a Canadian mining company, is planning the world's largest open-pit tar sand mine. If realized, it would wipe out 292 square kilometers of forests and wetlands. The mine would destroy the habitat of caribou and bears and impact Wood Buffalo National Park. Tell Canada to keep tar sand in the ground!

A helmeted hornbill in a tree

Hands off the helmeted hornbill!

155,103 supporters

The helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction: Poachers in Indonesia are killing these majestic birds for the “red ivory” of its beak, which sells for thousands of dollars per kilo in China. Tell Indonesia, Malaysia and China to properly enforce the existing ban on poaching and trafficking and save this unique species.

Cattle herd in Mato Grosso

Stop the slaughter: NO free trade with South American beef!

155,207 supporters

South America's remaining forests and savannas could soon be cleared for vast cattle herds – all in the name of free trade. An agreement with the Mercosur states would flood the European market with cheap beef and in turn open the South American market for European cars. Please say NO to free trade with Mercosur.

A chameleon with a green and brown pattern, clinging to a branch

Ghana: don’t sell your nature to China

113,937 supporters

Researchers have just encountered a rare primate species – the endangered white-collared mangabey – for the first time in the dense jungle of Atewa Forest in Ghana. Yet that hasn’t stopped the government from closing a billion-dollar deal with China to mine bauxite in the protected area. Please speak out against this madness.

People protesting with raised fists. Text "Help save our forest"

Ecuador: save the cloud forests for future generations

102,742 supporters

Mining projects are endangering the natural treasures of Ecuador – and one of the biggest threats is a planned copper mine in the Intag region. The inhabitants of the rugged cloud forests northwest of the capital Quito are calling on us for help. Please support their petition.

A bound, dying orangutan

Save the orangutans and tigers – tell the EU to drop biofuels!

306,144 supporters

According to the latest figures, 61% of the palm oil imported by the EU is used for biodiesel and to generate electricity. Producing these fuels has a horrific impact, with an estimated 100,000 orangutans killed on oil palm plantations on Borneo. The EU is currently reviewing its biofuels policy – now is the time to call for a ban.

Construction machinery

Keep loggers and the palm oil industry out of the Peruvian Amazon!

166,032 supporters

No permit was ever issued for the road that already reaches deep into the rainforest of Ucayali. Heavy machinery is flattening the vegetation to build a gateway for loggers and palm oil companies. 100,000 hectares of rainforest are in danger. Please tell the Peruvian authorities to put a stop to the construction work.

Trucks smuggle illegal timber into Vietnam.

An EU seal for illegal timber from Vietnam? NO!

135,380 supporters

Illegal timber from Southeast Asia – laundered with an EU seal of approval? That could soon become reality. The EU is preparing a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam, a hotbed of timber trafficking. Tell the EU that Vietnam does not deserve a trade agreement until it has cleaned up its act.

A woman is sitting in the water in a bay lined with rocks and a sandy beach

Sulawesi: stop dredging paradise for concrete!

126,154 supporters

Sand is getting scarce. Around the world, sand from beaches, rivers and oceans is being dredged for concrete and land reclamation projects. In Indonesia, entire coastlines are being eaten way by sand miners, for example in Palu Bay on Sulawesi. JATAM, an anti-mining NGO, is sounding the alarm.

Clear-cutting of coastal rainforest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Stop felling Canada’s centuries-old forest giants for lumber!

177,519 supporters

The temperate rainforests of British Columbia are one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet, but that’s not stopping Canadian loggers: 90 percent of Vancouver Island’s ancient giants have already been felled. Tell British Columbia's provincial government of to stop the destruction and protect the remaining primeval forests.

Logger with chainsaw and rosewood logs in Nigeria

Stamp out the illegal rosewood trade!

130,770 supporters

10,000 shipping containers of illegal rosewood worth $300 million have made their way to China from Nigeria. The trade was “facilitated” by $1 million in bribes to Nigerian officials and politicians and intervention by the present UN Deputy Secretary-General. International agreements to control the rosewood trade lack teeth.

Green turtle

Stop Trump's assault on US National Monuments!

167,313 supporters

President Trump wants to shrink a number of National Monuments and open them for mining and oil drilling. Irreplaceable natural treasures – including the Pacific Remote Islands, a marine reserve nearly as big as the Gulf of Mexico – are on the chopping block. Tell Trump to take his hands off of America’s priceless natural heritage.

Koala on tree

Australia: save the koalas’ forest!

171,328 supporters

Australia’s koalas need help: the recent loosening of environmental laws has led to a surge in land clearing and habitat destruction. The state of Queensland does not even require permits in many cases. The rampant deforestation needs to stop NOW.

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

Stop the assault on Earth's green lung!

170,633 supporters

The indigenous peoples of the Amazon are under siege – in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and neighboring countries. Their rainforest home is being destroyed. Please add your voice to the indigenous peoples' appeal to the UN and South American governments to stop the destruction of the largest and most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet.

A pangolin in the forest

Take pangolins off the menu now!

323,427 supporters

Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to oblivion.

Protest banner on a river in the Bolivian rainforest: the slogan “Resistance Means Dignity” stands next to the Bolivian flag.

Block a highway of destruction through the Bolivian Amazon!

150,931 supporters

The inhabitants of the Bolivian Amazon are calling for our help: In 2014, international pressure helped prevent a road through the TIPNIS national park. The government has now revived its road-building plan. Please sign our petition and help block a gateway into the forest for illegal loggers and poachers.

transgenic soy plantation

Tell the EU to ban Monsanto’s glyphosate!

284,861 supporters

Glyphosate is everywhere – the world’s best-selling herbicide is slowly poisoning the environment and our food supply. The World Health Organization classified it as a probable carcinogen, but that’s not stopping the EU from wanting to approve its use for another 15 years! Tell the EU and its member states to ban glyphosate in Europe.

Photomontage: rainforest clearing and Mars logo

Get cocoa plantations out of Côte d’Ivoire’s national parks!

163,772 supporters

Côte d’Ivoire was once a tropical paradise, but now its last remaining patches of rainforest are being destroyed for cocoa plantations – not even national parks are safe. The major chocolate producers have turned a blind eye to the ruthless exploitation. Tell Mars and other manufacturers to get the rainforest out of our chocolate!

An airliner over torched rainforest

Don’t trash the rainforest for “green” jet fuel!

203,851 supporters

International aviation wants to achieve “carbon-neutral growth” by using up to 285 million tons of biofuels a year, according to the ICAO. What the industry representatives aren't saying: this will mean burning palm oil as jet fuel and destroying rainforests in the name of “green” air travel. Please speak out against this madness.

Airplane spraying pesticides over a soy plantation

Stop Monsanto Soy!

191,550 supporters

South America’s tropical forests are being cleared to make room for soy plantations. Monocultures of Monsanto GMO soybeans are taking up ever more space – and are being sprayed with highly toxic herbicides. Millions of tons of these soybeans are fed to livestock in Europe. Please demand an import ban for soybeans now.

Rainforest in the morning mist

Stop the destruction of 47,000 km² of Amazon rainforest!

169,794 supporters

Brazil’s beleaguered President Temer wants to open a vast swathe of protected rainforest – an area the size of Denmark – to mining and industrial agriculture. With this gift to his cronies, he is hoping to keep himself in office and out of prison for corruption on a grand scale.

Aerial view: clearing forest for Korindo oil palm plantations in Papua

Samsung, get out of Papua’s rainforests!

156,612 supporters

Smartphones are not the only things going up in flames in the Samsung business empire: the group recently launched a joint venture with Korindo, a palm oil company notorious for slashing and burning Papua’s rainforests.

Malayan flying lemur on Borneo

Unilever: stop destroying mangroves for convenience food!

168,271 supporters

Unilever’s “sustainable palm oil” is an empty promise. Its palm oil supplier, Wilmar, is destroying one of the largest mangrove forests in Indonesia – and this is only one of many such cases. Tell Unilever to get palm oil out of its products and stop profiting from the destruction of nature.

Primitive charcoal ovens and felled trees in the Paraguayan Chaco together with the brand logos of Aldi, Carrefour, Lidl

Supermarkets: Stop burning Paraguay’s forests for summer BBQs!

164,793 supporters

The forests of the Paraguayan Chaco are being cleared and converted into charcoal which is exported to Europe and the USA. This threatens endangered species and one of the last indigenous peoples living untouched by industrial society. Tell European supermarkets to stop selling charcoal made from the destruction of Paraguay’s forests.

Rainforest clearing, Total logo

Trashing rainforest for biofuel? A TOTAL disaster!

202,097 supporters

French oil multinational Total is stepping up its reliance on palm oil and wants to build a “biorefinery” in Marseilles to meet allegedly growing demand for diesel fuel – and this in spite of the European Parliament’s call for biofuels from palm oil to be phased out. Please speak out against Total’s misguided plans.

Bison in Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Save Białowieża, Poland’s last primeval forest!

194,254 supporters

There is nothing quite like Białowieża Forest in Poland. Untouched by humans for centuries, it is a treasure trove of biodiversity – but now loggers are firing up their chainsaws. Tell Poland’s government and UNESCO to stop the destruction of one of Europe’s last primeval forests.

Poached and skinned elephant in Myanmar

Elephant skin for Chinese “medicine”? Stop the killing in Myanmar!

219,433 supporters

It’s an evil business: Asia’s elephants are being poached for the latest Chinese quack cure: elephant-skin ointments to treat eczema, acne and digestive problems. Speak out for a ban on trade in elephant skin and other body parts!

A rescued orangutan mother and child receive medical treatment

Save the orangutans – ban biofuel!

287,255 supporters

One of the worst environmental disasters of our time is unfolding in Indonesia: every year, palm oil companies torch vast rainforest areas to expand their plantations. The EU’s biofuels policy is fanning the flames, with more than 1.6 million tons of palm oil ending up in European vehicles every year. Tell the EU to stop biodiesel NOW!

A huge tree is pulled with a skidder in a tropical rainforest in Central Africa

Rainforest to be felled with Norwegian money? Stop it!

160,823 supporters

The Norwegian government is considering whether to finance industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Twenty million hectares of virgin rainforest could be given to the logging industry. Trade in tropical timber destroys the livelihoods of humans and animals – and fuels climate change.

A chimpanzee in Uganda

Stop the sugar industry's assault on Uganda's chimpanzee forest!

169,804 supporters

The habitat of 500 chimpanzees in Uganda's Bugoma Forest Reserve is in danger. Conservationists and local residents are fighting to stop a company that has begun clearing trees in the protected area for a sugar plantation. Please call on the Ugandan government to keep precious land out of the hands of such dubious investors.

A bee on a flower

Red alert for bees: ban neonic pesticides in Europe

302,524 supporters

Europe’s farmers are engaged in chemical warfare against nature: Neonicotinoid pesticides kill indiscriminately, including pollinators like bees. Please tell the EU and its Member States to prohibit them.

Odey Oyama in front of a pineapple plantation

Stop destroying our national park: no IFC investment in Dangote!

145,974 supporters

Conservationist Odey Oyama is standing in an area that was once dense rainforest – a part of Cross River National Park in Nigeria. Industrial conglomerate Dangote cleared the land for a pineapple plantation. Odey accuses Dangote of violating Nigerian law: “Plantations have no business in a national park!”

Indigenous Penan people protesting in Sarawak

Don’t sacrifice our rainforest for the Olympics!

200,611 supporters

Sarawak’s indigenous peoples are having their forests stolen: tropical plywood from their ancestral home – in all likelihood from illegally felled trees – is being used to build facilities for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Tell Japan and the IOC that tropical wood has no place in the Olympics!

Poached elephant in Virunga National Park

Tell the EU to ban the ivory trade – NOW!

430,203 supporters

The EU sees itself as a conservation leader, yet it has a blind spot for the ivory business. The trade in “antique” ivory remains legal in the EU – a convenient loophole to launder tons of freshly poached tusks and export them to Asia. Tell the EU to kill the trade – before the trade kills the last elephants!

An elephant calf in Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia

Protect Leuser's iconic wildlife!

228,970 supporters

Nothing compares to the Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra. It's the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos share a habitat. That may soon be history – a new land use plan has stripped Leuser of its protection, leaving it wide open for roads, plantations and mining. Tell the government of Aceh to protect Leuser now!

A two-part image – on the left a burger, on the right a clear-cut rainforest

Tell Burger King to get deforestation out of its supply chain!

120,963 supporters

Burger King refuses to answer questions about its suppliers despite overwhelming evidence that the cattle for its beef are fed with soy stemming from forest destruction. Tell the fast-food giant to get deforestation out of its supply chain and to protect the habitat of jaguars and monkeys.

Nigeria, Cross River State

Nigeria: we will defend our Mother Earth!

333,726 supporters

Spectacular trees reach for the sky in one of the last rainforests in densely-populated Nigeria. The forest – habitat of chimpanzees and forest elephants and home to the indigenous Ekuri – is about to be destroyed for a superhighway to nowhere. The Ekuri are standing up against the project and need international support – please sign!

A pair of lions

Ban trophy hunting – save the lions!

176,982 supporters

Africa is losing its lions: within only four decades, their population has been decimated by 90 percent. Humans are destroying and fragmenting their natural habitat, while trophy hunters are killing thousands of Africa’s iconic big cats. Please speak out for better protection of lions and their habitat.

A Pala’wan girl carrying Taro, the local vegetable, standing in front of village huts

We need our land, not oil palms!

189,690 supporters

The massive oil palm development in the Philippines has grave implications not only for indigenous people’s land, tradition and culture, but also the country’s environment and the lives of future generations of Filipinos. Tell the government and authorities of Palawan and Mindanao to stop Malaysian and other oil palm investments.

Open-pit gold mine

NO to industrial gold mining in the forests of French Guiana!

256,496 supporters

The French government is quietly promoting the industrialization of the gold sector in French Guiana. The Montagne d'Or project, scheduled for 2018, would become the largest gold mine on French soil. Not only would it have serious human and environmental impacts, it would also open the floodgates for other mining multinationals!

Truck loaded with logs in Liberia

Keep Liberia’s illegal timber out of the EU!

150,104 supporters

The EU has signed a timber trade agreement with Liberia, but buying from its deeply corrupt logging industry is bad for the country's development and worse for its rainforest. Tell the EU to keep timber from Liberia’s fundamentally illegal logging concessions out of Europe. Please join our protest and sign our petition to the EU.

Indigenous people blocking a logging road in western Malaysia

Stop logging the Temiar people’s ancestral forest!

151,493 supporters

Loggers are destroying precious forests in the Malaysian province of Kelantan. The indigenous Temiar have built barricades to protect their land against further plunder, but the government is violently repressing their peaceful protest. Please show your solidarity with the Temiar by signing our petition.

Elephants enjoying a swim

The last Sumatran elephants need your voice!

162,714 supporters

Some of the last Sumatran elephants roam the forest of Sepintun – a habitat that is being trashed for oil palm, pulp and rubber plantations. Conservationists have now discovered the remains of poached elephants there. Tell the authorities to give the elephants’ home the protection it deserves!

Western chimpanzee

A cry for help from West Africa: save us from extinction!

142,218 supporters

The future looks grim for the critically endangered western chimpanzee. Protected areas are urgently needed to stop their habitat from shrinking further. Please lend our closest kin your voice and tell the governments of West Africa to do everything they can to save them.

Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Unilever: child labor for palm oil!

Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Unilever: NO to child labor for palm oil!

161,083 supporters

Instead of going to school, many children are forced to work on the oil palm plantations of the Wilmar Group and affiliated companies. According to Amnesty International, child labor taints the palm oil used by numerous household brands: Colgate-Palmolive, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.

Polynesian imperial pigeon, Makatea Atoll in background

Save the Noah's Ark of the South Pacific!

207,864 supporters

Makatea Atoll in French Polynesia is a veritable treasure trove of nature in the middle of the South Pacific. That may soon be history, however – an Australian company wants to mine the tiny island for phosphate to produce synthetic fertilizer. Please stand with the Makatea islanders against this looming ecological disaster.

Hands off of this forest

Keep oil palm plantations out of this forest!

208,467 supporters

New York-based investors are eyeing Cameroon’s rainforests for industrial-scale oil palm plantations. U.S. diplomats strong-armed the Cameroonian government into pushing the project through against the will of the local people, who are fighting to keep the bulldozers at bay. Tell Cameroon to reject the project once and for all.

Illegally logged rosewood in Madagascar

The trees are bleeding: stop the loggers NOW!

177,024 supporters

Rosewood logs spattered with red sap – as if they were bleeding – are laid out by the roadside. “If a ban is not enforced immediately, there will be nothing left,” warns conservationist Hazel Chapman. The loggers are not even stopping for Gashaka Gumti National Park. Tell Nigeria’s environment minister to ban the export of rosewood.

A bauxite mine in a Nespresso boutique window

Stop trashing the rainforest for Nespresso coffee pods!

276,308 supporters

More and more coffee drinkers swear by single-cup pods – a booming business for Nespresso, Keurig and others. Pods are tough on the planet, however: bauxite mines are eating into rainforests for the needed aluminum, most of which ends up in landfills after use. Tell the coffee companies to put an end to this needless destruction.

A worried-looking baby pushing its bottle away

Get carcinogenic refined palm oil out of our food!

230,712 supporters

Food safety experts are warning of palm oil’s health risks: the refined oil contains contaminants that can cause cancer and organ damage. Toddlers and children are especially vulnerable. Tell the EU to act on the findings and protect our health by banning palm oil.

Birdcatchers are contributing to the disappearance of many species

Indonesia: ban the trade in wild birds!

204,351 supporters

It’s a scene out of a nightmare – thousands of birds are packed tightly into small cages in Indonesia’s markets. Trappers supplying these markets are driving thirteen species to the brink of extinction and are having an incalculable impact on biodiversity. Tell the Indonesian government to ban the trade now.

A cry for help from the Amazon rainforest

185,466 supporters

Brazil’s indigenous Paiter Surui people are desperate for help: armed illegal loggers, gold and diamond miners are invading their ancestral land, felling trees, poisoning rivers and threatening the forest dwellers at gunpoint. Tell the Brazilian government to stop this unfolding environmental and humanitarian disaster NOW.

An orangutan

Stop a billion-dollar gift to the palm oil industry!

271,676 supporters

Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. Please speak out against this insanity!

An Eni logo in front of the burning remains of a rainforest

Eni: stop trashing the rainforest for “green” fuel!

163,108 supporters

The Italian Eni energy group is selling a new, supposedly sustainable diesel fuel that contains 15% palm oil. Diesel+ has been available at 3,500 Eni service stations since mid-January. Yet the fuel is anything but "green" – the plantation industry that supplies Eni's palm oil is the worst driver of deforestation in Southeast Asia.

An indigenous Ngäbe Bugle

Panama: don’t evict Ngäbe families for the Barro Blanco dam

146,174 supporters

For years, Panama’s indigenous Ngäbe Buglé community has been locked in a struggle to keep its ancestral land: the Barro Blanco dam is a hydropower project that threatens to flood their homes and schools, as well as their religious, archaeological and cultural sites. Please sign our petition against their impending forced relocation.

Lady Justice has gold on one side of her balance and rainforest on the other. The gold weighs heavier.

NO to gold mining in Colombia’s Yaigojé Apaporis National Park!

153,169 supporters

Two North American companies want to dig for gold in a national park in Colombia’s Amazonas Department. The miners are using the free trade agreement between Colombia and the U.S. to sue the country for $16.5 billion and bring the Colombian government to its knees. It’s a foretaste of what we can expect under TPP and TTIP.

Male orangutan facepalming

Tell UNESCO to recognize great apes as Living World Heritage

237,801 supporters

Bonobos, orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas are facing extinction. Please support the Great Ape Project’s call for UNESCO to recognize our closest relatives as a Living World Heritage before it’s too late.

A logger with a Stihl chainsaw

Get Stihl chainsaws out of the rainforest!

150,419 supporters

German chainsaw manufacturer Stihl is making itself an accomplice to the illegal destruction of rainforests in Malaysia: the distribution of Stihl equipment there is handled by KTS Group, an opaque web of timber and palm oil companies notorious for running roughshod across the land of indigenous peoples.

Gorilla

Gorillas in danger: save Kafuga Forest Reserve!

232,791 supporters

Nearly half of Earth's remaining mountain gorillas – only around 400 animals – live deeply secluded in Uganda’s Bwindi National Park. But now, tea planters want to clear-cut an adjoining buffer zone, Kafuga Pocket Forest Reserve. The destruction of the forest would push the critically endangered gorillas one step closer to extinction.

A Cross River gorilla

Nigeria: oil palms in gorilla habitat?

150,192 supporters

Palm oil giant Wilmar's plantations are encroaching on protected Nigerian forests, including Cross River National Park, the home of critically endangered gorillas. Tell Wilmar and its major buyer Unilever – the manufacturer behind brands such as Dove, Becel, Flora and Hellmann’s – to stop NOW.

A container ship plowing through the rainforest

Globalization gone mad: Stop the Nicaragua Canal!

199,383 supporters

Nicaragua is planning a new canal for container ships and oil tankers. While the project is economically important for China – the apparent driving force behind the canal – it would mean clear-cutting rainforests, mass resettlement and destroying Lake Nicaragua’s ecosystem. Please speak out against this looming environmental disaster.

Baby Tree Kangaroo

Papua: “Surrendering our land would be suicide”

203,875 supporters

Indonesia’s President Widodo took office in 2014 promising to protect forests and respect the rights of indigenous people. Now he wants to turn 1.2 million hectares of rainforest and indigenous land in Papua into industrial plantations. Let’s remind him of his election promise!

Yanomami adult and child

The death of the forest is the end of our people

204,748 supporters

Brazilian indigenous peoples are currently locked in a fight for survival: Big Business is pushing to scrap the constitutional protection of their ancestral territories and clear even more rainforest for soy monocultures, cattle, hydropower and mining. Tell the Brazilian government to get its priorities right.

EU biofuels policy is destroying rainforests

EU destroys 700,000 hectares of rainforest for biofuels

344,438 supporters

The EU wants to save our climate with supposedly green biofuels and has deemed palm oil "sustainable". Yet on the other side of the globe, rainforests are being clear-cut to produce the 1.9 million tons of palm oil that end up in European fuel tanks every year. Tell EU legislators to put an end to this tragically misguided policy!