Tell the EU to prevent a Silent Spring!125,877 supporters
Nature in Europe is on the ropes, with one third of all species currently threatened. Numerous birds and butterflies are on the verge of disappearing, yet the European Commission is about to sacrifice nature to business interests by “fitness checking” its bird and habitat directives. Tell the EU to put conservation first!
Speak out for Rio's endangered dolphins!96,796 supporters
The Atlantic off Rio de Janeiro is home to a dwindling population of Guiana dolphins. They urgently need protection – if they continue drowning in fishing nets at the present rate, they will be wiped out in a few short years. Tell Brazil’s policymakers that the world is looking toward Rio and demands an end to the killing.
Jailed for resisting Big Palm Oil: release the MALOA Six!106,353 supporters
Six people were sentenced to several months in prison in a protracted show trial in Sierra Leone for protesting the loss of their land and livelihoods to Socfin, a multinational palm oil company. Tell the Sierra Leonean authorities to stop trampling the land rights of local communities for corporate profits!
How many more killings? stop the Agua Zarca dam!154,608 supporters
Environmentalists Berta Cáceres and Nelson García were murdered recently in Honduras. They led a campaign to stop the Agua Zarca dam, which would have a dramatic impact on nature and local communities. European backers dropped the project in the wake of the killings. Tell technology vendors Siemens and Voith to abandon it as well.
Serengeti must not die: save Kenya's Mau Forest153,254 supporters
Mau Forest is a critical source of water for the Mara River – the lifeblood of the Serengeti ecosystem and millions of people living downstream. Inexplicably, the Kenyan government has just authorized the cutting of 17,000 hectares of this forest. Tell them that this is a grave mistake.
Yahoo: stop ivory trafficking NOW!130,119 supporters
Yahoo’s Japanese online commerce platforms are a hub for ivory from dubious sources. The internet giant is thus making itself an accomplice to the poachers that are driving the world’s elephants to extinction. Tell Yahoo to get out of the ivory business.
Cambodia: Sugar for the EU is destroying our land98,197 supporters
Cambodia exports sugar worth millions to Europe under an EU trade deal. The initiative, which was intended to fight poverty in developing countries, has led the sugar industry to grab the land of 12,000 Cambodian small farmers and their families, leaving them destitute. Tell the EU to stop subsidizing human rights violations NOW.
Save the habitat of 26,000 Humboldt penguins!227,353 supporters
Chile wants to build two industrial ports in the habitat of the Humboldt penguin, endangering 13,000 breeding pairs of this vulnerable species. The first planned port has already been approved by the authorities. Local environmentalists fighting the project need international support: please sign our petition to have it scrapped.
Stop oil drilling in Ecuador's Yasuní National Park!115,920 supporters
Ecuador’s government is about to issue yet another oil drilling license in Yasuní National Park – one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and home to uncontacted indigenous people. Please speak out against this looming environmental and social disaster.
Malaysia: rescue protected sun bears from a living hell85,326 supporters
At the Tawau Hot Springs in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah, two protected sun bears are being kept in tiny cages for the amusement of park visitors. Please tell the state governent of Sabah to take action against this cruelty now!
Save the orangutans – ban biofuel!255,108 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!
Save the proboscis monkeys’ forest!114,555 supporters
BLD, a palm oil company, is destroying irreplaceable habitat and setting off a veritable carbon bomb by draining and burning 14,000 hectares of peat forest in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Local activists are calling on the state’s Chief Minister to stop this crime against the planet. Please lend them your voice.
Indonesian haze: no oil palms on peat! Revoke PT PEAK’s license NOW121,735 supporters
Fires continue to ravage Indonesia’s peatlands, yet the government is permitting PT PEAK, a palm oil company, to destroy a valuable peat dome currently under restoration. Tell the Indonesian government to revoke PT PEAK’s license and ensure that this won’t happen again!
Forest fires in Indonesia: stop the corporate arsonists!124,180 supporters
“The forests have been burning for weeks – our children are dying, people and animals are fleeing the flames and birds are falling from the skies.” According to Nordin of the NGO Save our Borneo, palm oil and paper companies are systematically torching the rainforests. “The government needs to shut them down at once.”
Madagascar: freedom for forest guardian Armand Marozafy!101,586 supporters
Armand Marozafy is committed to protecting the rainforests of his home, Madagascar, from illegal ebony and rosewood logging. He has been jailed for speaking out against rosewood traffickers. While Armand has been silenced, the chainsaws continue to wail. Speak out for his freedom now.
Singapore is dredging our home away: hands off our sand!82,699 supporters
Sand is a valuable, increasingly scarce resource. Singapore, the world’s largest sand importer, is fueling its building and land reclamation boom by dredging away neighboring countries’ beaches, riverbeds and whole islands. Cambodian fishermen and their families are protesting the destruction and three activists have now been jailed.
Stop Malaysia’s crackdown on courageous environmental activist87,102 supporters
Malaysia has issued a warrant for the arrest of investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown. Her “crime”: exposing the unholy alliance of the timber mafia and highest levels of government. Tell Malaysia to fight environmental destruction, not the courageous individuals who bring the truth to light!
India: stop fishing cat poaching now!46,699 supporters
The fishing cat is a sleek, stealthy predator at home in mangrove forests and marshlands in South Asia. Habitat loss and poaching have cut their numbers in half in less than two decades. Tell the Indian forest authorities to finally give it the protection it deserves!
Tell the United Nations: Plantations are NOT forests!133,357 supporters
At the UN's World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa in September, policymakers, industry and others will debate the 'sustainable future' of forests and people. But there can be no sustainable future until the UN and governments accept that industrial tree plantations are crops that have nothing in common with real forests.
Cecil the lion murdered: End trophy hunting now!110,562 supporters
Hunters are responsible for the barbaric killing of thousands of animals in Africa. Yet the United States and the EU still permit the import of animal parts as trophies. Please call on them to protect animals by banning trophy imports. It’s time to put an end to this perverse “sport”!
Dead elephants: Tanzania's censors hush up the massacre130,989 supporters
NGOs operating in Tanzania are bracing for the big chill: draconian new laws will criminalize activists for disseminating anything the government deems inconvenient or embarrassing – including reports implicating government officials in wildlife crime. Call on President Kikwete to repeal the laws now.
Finland: it's time to recognize the rights of indigenous people!27,875 supporters
The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides. Timber, pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land, clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods. Enough is enough: tell Finland to finally adopt the International Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO 169).
Take a stand for South Africa’s rhinos!129,511 supporters
South Africa’s rhinos are on the brink – the government wants to legalize trade in rhino horn in an attempt to curb poaching. When this was tried in the past with ivory, a massacre ensued. Please tell the South African government to abandon this wildly misguided proposal.
Jaguars or cattle? Hands off the Los Chimalapas rainforest125,395 supporters
Los Chimalapas, one of Mexico’s last rainforests, is the home of the indigenous Zoque people. They have a long history of defending their forest and its biodiversity against outsiders, but now loggers and cattle ranchers are crowding in while politicians turn a blind eye. Please tell the Mexican government that enough is enough.
Brazil wants to fell millions of trees for aluminum – we say NO!201,606 supporters
Millions of trees are due to be axed in Amazônia to make way for dams to generate electricity for mines and aluminum smelters. But the indigenous Mundurukú people aren’t taking the destruction of their ancestral land lying down – and neither should we. Please speak out against this misguided project!
Brazil: stop the Frankentrees!103,748 supporters
South American environmentalists and smallholders are sounding the alarm: genetically engineered eucalyptus trees are ready to leave the laboratory and be planted on vast industrial plantations in Brazil – all that’s missing is the government’s green light. Please speak out before it’s too late.
Axing the rainforest for stationery?46,905 supporters
Top Model, Horses Dreams, and Let’s Party are the names of just a few of the stationery products that Depesche sells in the UK, Ireland and around forty other countries. The company's dirty secret: repeated analyses have shown that its paper contains fiber from old-growth rainforest trees. Tell Depesche to clean up its act!
Ecuador: NO to mining in the rainforest #LibertadparaJavierRamirez78,254 supporters
The beautiful cloud forests of Ecuador’s Intag region have a fatal flaw – they are standing on a deposit of copper ore. Villagers opposed to plans for a giant open-cast mine are being harassed and criminalized. Community leader Javier Ramírez has been jailed on fabricated charges for ten months. Please call for his immediate release.
Zimbabwe: stop trafficking in baby elephants!99,269 supporters
36 baby elephants were recently rounded up in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park for sale to private zoos and circuses abroad. Their chances of survival without their mothers are very slim. Please speak out against this cruel trade and call for the elephants to be returned to their herds.