Congo: oil company threatens gorilla forest65,772 supporters
380 rare mountain gorillas live in Virunga National Park in large family groups. Now Britain’s SOCO International plc wants to drill for oil in the park. This would be the end of the park and of the gorillas. Please demand the preservation of Virunga National Park!
Rainforest destruction imported duty-free61,376 supporters
On December 11, the European Parliament will vote on a free trade agreement between the EU, Colombia and Peru. 148 conflicts with commodities companies are ongoing in Peru alone, yet human rights and environmental concerns remain sidelined. Please call on members of the Parliament to vote against this trade agreement.
Toxic gold mining in the Caribbean48,991 supporters
With its magnificent beaches and rolling green hills, the Dominican Republic is a vacation paradise. That could soon be history, however. Two Canadian companies intend to mine for gold on a massive scale in the rainforest. The cyanide to be used would poison the water and soils. Please support the protest of the Dominicans.
No oil drilling in the Amazon rainforest!69,752 supporters
“We do not want oil drilling on our land. We intend to protect the last remaining rainforests for the benefit of Ecuador and the world as a whole.” With this appeal, seven indigenous nations are calling for worldwide support against the government’s plans to open the Amazon region to oil drilling. Please support the petition.
Last Minute Call to Stop the Chainsaws74,091 supporters
„Please help us to stop the loggers in the forest!“ With this call, villagers from Santa Rosa del Limón in Colombia urge us to help them saving their rainforest and livelihoods. So far, the forest in the region has been spared from logging. Now, a large timber company has started marking trees and dredging rivers to transport logs.
Stop biofuels now!60,345 supporters
Experts on world hunger are sounding the alarm over biofuels, which are aggravating famine conditions and driving food prices higher. Agriculturally produced fuels are also harmful to the environment and climate: Rainforests are being cleared, biodiversity decimated and vast amounts of CO2 released. We call on the EU to abolish biofuels
Sulawesi: Mining threatens nature reserve69,637 supporters
A unique rainforest landscape on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is under threat: The district chief has granted permission for test drillings for a nickel mine. Mangroves and precious ironwood trees were cut down to build roads and a port. But the destruction can still be stopped – please write to the Indonesian government!
Stop the Palm Oil Terror in Honduras55,975 supporters
In Honduras, the population is protesting against the palm oil plantations encroaching on their land. Armed gangs are terrorizing the inhabitants. Dozens of people have been killed, and the ecologically vital wetlands on the coast are being drained for the monocultures. Please write to the government of Honduras
Swiss bank giant accused of laundering timber money49,032 supporters
In the Malaysian state of Sabah, the Chief Minister and his ruling family are systematically lining their pockets with the spoils of tropical deforestation. The money from the illegal trade was laundered through the accounts of UBS, a major Swiss bank. Urge UBS to put an end to its unsavory business relationship with the timber mafia.
UNESCO sacrifices wildlife preserve for uranium mine59,816 supporters
The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1982. Now the UNESCO has agreed upon a boundary change – and therefore enabled uranium mining in this unique conservation area. Please support the worldwide protest against the decision of the UNESCO
President Obama, no food for fuel!40,224 supporters
A catastrophic drought dominates in the USA. A large part of the harvest is already destroyed. The shortage of corn leads to rising food prices beyond US borders. US policy worsen the crisis by supporting half of the corn harvest ending as agrofuel instead of on the plate. This means more hunger for the poorest
2,000 Bornean orangutans need our help58,231 supporters
In the midst of ancient rainforest, the British company Churchill Mining is planning to exploit coal – and is taking the Indonesian state to court about it. This project is endangering more than 2,000 orangutans living in the Kutai national park. Please write to Churchill and the Indonesian government. No mining in the orangutan forest!
Dirty gold mine leaving Peruvians high and dry40,691 supporters
Latin America's largest gold mine is destroying the natural water sources in northern Peru – here people only have water for two hours a day. Now the mine is about to be extended, against the will of the general public. The military is using brute force to suppress the protests. Please demand the end of violence and the protection of the waters
Stop IKEA's logging of old-growth forests in Russia66,575 supporters
Furniture giant IKEA is clear-cutting Russian woods – including many old-growth forests. Centuries-old trees are felled and the sensitive soils are destroyed by the heavy harvester vehicles. This is clearly not the "responsible forestry" that IKEA promises its customers.
EPA must not approve palm oil!78,223 supporters
Demand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not overturn their recent decision that palm oil should not be included in the Renewable Fuel Standard
Deutsche Bank boosts rainforest logging56,715 supporters
Landgrabbing and the destruction of rainforests – that's business as usual for the world's largest palm oil company FELDA. Now it is going public and has teamed up with one of Germany's biggest banks for business. Please ask the Deutsche Bank to immediately dissociate itself from this large-scale logging
Belo Monte: Your profits are ruining our lives42,185 supporters
European companies are pocketing more than a billion Euros in return for their contribution to the mega dam Belo Monte in Brazil. But far from producing clean energy, this project comes at high costs for the environment and the local indigenous people. Please ask the European companies to back out of Belo Monte
Please help to stop the palm oil Mafia!45,416 supporters
One thousand people on the Indonesian island of Borneo have lost their forest. It was cleared illegally by the corporate group IOI and its partners who supply food giants Nestlé and Unilever with palm oil. Our partner Nordin has collected plenty of evidence against the criminals. Please support Nordins demand for boycott of IOIs palm oil
Too cute to live? Save the slow lorises62,767 supporters
The little slow loris is snatched from its mother, she is killed by the poachers. The baby has its teeth brutally pulled out with pliers, then merchants offer it for sale at the market. The ascending infection due to the mutilation kills a lot of his fellow primates. Please demand freedom and protection for the slow lorises
Free environmental hero Paul Watson43,676 supporters
He holds several international commendations - but now environmental activist Paul Watson has been arrested in Germany. While he was trying to stop the brutal finning of hundreds of sharks, he was accused of endangering shipping traffic. Please demand the immediate acquittal of Paul Watson.
Help the Ngäbe protect their rainforest41,116 supporters
The rainforest of the indigenous tribe Ngäbe is a natural paradise for reptiles and amphibians, such as the endangered Tabasara Rain Frog. Now, part of it could be drowned due to the hydroelectric dam project Barro Blanco. Please demand the protection of the Tabasara rainforest.
Save the coelacanth bay37,224 supporters
This fish really is a biological sensation. Thought to have died out 65 million years ago, some of these living fossils are still swimming around the African coast. But their Marine Protected Area is threatened by plans for a deepwater port. Please demand the protection of the coelacanth bay.
Stop Cargill – Stop the fires in the orangutan forest48,620 supporters
Cargill is selling palm oil derived from the destruction of the Sumatran rainforest, home of the critically endangered orangutans. In doing so the company is participating in the deforestation of one of the world's most important ecological systems. Demand that Cargill immediately stop trading with dirty palm oil
Save the last orangutan refuge49,758 supporters
Flames, as far as the eye can see. More than 100 fires have blazed across Tripa within a week. The forest, one of the last refuges for the endangered Sumatran orangutans, is at great risk. If the accountable palm oil corporation is not stopped, they could disappear completely by the end of 2012. Please help the orangutans.
Please support the Ecuadorian march for water and for life33,442 supporters
Just like the armes of a river thousands of indigenous people stream in towards the capital of Ecuador, Quito. The protestors of this "march for water, life and human dignity" are criticising their government's economic model which is focusing on the mining and oil industry. Support the cause for free access to clean water
Call for help from Bangka Island, Indonesia: Save our coral gardens!32,695 supporters
On a small island in northern Sulawesi, the district manager has greenlit an iron ore mine – and has violated several laws in doing so. The mining project would devastate the entire island and destroy all life in the surrounding coral gardens. Please help the people of Bangka to preserve this unique natural treasure
Colombia: European energy corporation plans to flood rainforest40,866 supporters
The people living next to the Magdalena river are fighting desperately for their homeland. A giant hydro-electric power plant is supposed to be built in their rainforest. Large parts of the land are planned to be flooded. The protest camps of the local farmers have been evacuated by force. These people need our support.
Peru: Save the rainforest of Alto Purús38,866 supporters
In Southeastern Peru, a road through the rainforest is scheduled to be constructed – a road leading right through Alto Purús, one of the biggest national parks of the country. This protected area has been largely inaccessible until now. On account of this, the park still possesses a very rich biodiversity, and it is home to at least two uncontacted Indian tribes. Environmentalists and indigenous organisations oppose the project, since they are aware that building the new road would have catastrophic effects on the national park. Please support the preservation of the Alto Purús National Park by signing the letter of protest.
Tell RWE to drop their forest-destroying biomass power plans14,380 supporters
RWE have aggressive plans for burning millions of tonnes of wood, much of it in the UK. They are already converting a coal power station to the largest biomass power station in the world – and they are thinking of converting a second one. RWE's biomass investment will mean more destruction of forests in Canada, the US and elsewhere.Please write to RWE today and call on them to stop investing in large-scale biomass.
Sea lions in Chile: Dying for the sake of salmon sandwiches?42,907 supporters
The sea lions living off the Chilean coast have a thick fur that protects them from the cold of the Humboldt Current. But in this case, their fur won’t save the protected marine mammals. The government and the fishing industry want the animals killed, because they allegedly empty the fishermen’s fishing grounds. However, the sea lions cannot be blamed for putting an increasing number of fishermen out of work. The industry has put itself into this social and ecological crisis – following the years of overexploitation, overfishing and the collapsing of the samon farming industry. Environmental organisations in Chile ask for our support in helping the sea lions.
Nicaragua: German Tax Money Destroys the Environment29,214 supporters
Two conflicting projects in Nicaragua are being financed by the German government. Public funds are going toward the expansion of a palm oil plantation. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm, however: the plantation poses a threat to a strictly protected biosphere reserve. Small farmers are also protesting the project. The monocultures endanger their fields, which were also funded by German development aid. Please sign our petition against the funding of environmental destruction.
Music Industry Leads U.S. Lobbying Effort to Get Rid of Environmental Law34,928 supporters
The rainforests of Madagascar are threatened. Large amounts of ebony and rosewood are logged illegally. As one result of this, the lemures which live on the East African island are highly endangered because they need the trees to survive. The manufacturers of musical instruments are paying large amounts of money to buy these special trees. Gibson and the music industry lobbying group (NAMM) is now working to dismantle a law that prohibits dealing with illegally logged trees.
India: No Michelin factory in the forest of the “untouchables“38,162 supporters
In the state of Tamil Nadu, which is located in southern India, the French Michelin enterprise is planning to construct a huge tire plant. In order to construct the plant, the community forest of the Dalit people (the so-called "untouchables") is supposed to be cut down. The Dalit have fought for two years in order to protect their livelihood. Now they are asking for international help. The tire plant needs to be stopped and we ask you to support the Dalit people by signing our protest action.