2016 Archives

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88,331 supporters

Godwit and EU flag

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!

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83,085 supporters

Malagasy environmentalist Clovis Razafimalala

Free forest guardian Clovis!

135,701 supporters

The inhabitants of Madagascar are struggling to preserve what remains of their unique natural heritage. Last year, environmentalist Armand Marozafy spent five months behind bars for blowing the whistle on timber traffickers. Now his friend Clovis Razafimalala is being imprisoned on fabricated charges. Please call for Clovis’ release!

Guiana dolphins

Speak out for Rio's endangered dolphins!

97,594 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. 

An African elephant

Tell the EU to stop aiding ivory traffickers!

208,901 supporters

Poachers kill an African elephant every 15 minutes on average. Despite the desperate situation of these wildlife icons, the EU opposes a total ban on ivory sales that would be crucial to elephants' survival. Tell the EU not to make itself an accessory to criminal gangs of poachers and ivory traffickers.

A bonobo in a tropical forest

Stop the sellout of Liberia’s unique forest heritage!

152,916 supporters

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a palm oil company, holds hundreds of thousands hectares of land as an agricultural concession. GVL is now pushing to permit logging for export in its concession. International environmentalists are calling for a ban on the export of such timber to prevent the further destruction of rainforests.

Chicken in a FIT Farm cage

Stop financing cruel factory farms!

164,175 supporters

European institutions are financing cruelty to animals on a staggering scale. In a recent example, Belarus egg producer Servolux applied for funds from the EBRD, a European development bank, to build a giant poultry factory with battery cages that would be illegal in the EU. Tell the EBRD not to approve public funds for factory farms!

Tiger mother grooming her cub

Keep coal power plants out of tiger country!

184,014 supporters

The Sundarbans – the world’s largest mangrove forest and home to Bengal tigers and millions of villagers – has weathered cyclones and tsunamis. Now the UNESCO World Heritage Site faces a new threat: the planned Rampal coal power plant in Bangladesh. Tell Exim Bank India to cancel the financing of this potentially disastrous project.

In harmony with nature: indigenous people on Siberut

Siberut: our forest is not your biomass!

238,002 supporters

An energy company wants to cut down rainforest to make way for 20,000 hectares of biomass plantations on Siberut, one of the most enchanting islands of Indonesia. The project was recently put on hold after vehement protests by the indigenous people and international community – let's make sure that it is scrapped once and for all!

A pair of bare feet bound with chains and a padlock

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!

158,503 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.

A herd of gnus crossing a river

Serengeti must not die: save Kenya's Mau Forest

163,315 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.

EIA ivory trade report

Yahoo: stop ivory trafficking NOW!

140,294 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.

A woman holding a child, standing in front of their makeshift hut after being driven from their land

Cambodia: Sugar for the EU is destroying our land

107,430 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.

Humboldt penguins in Chile

Save the habitat of 26,000 Humboldt penguins!

227,857 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.

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