2016 Archives

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!

Guiana dolphins

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. 

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!

Environmental activist Berta Cáceres sitting on a rock by a river, looking over her shoulder to the camera

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.

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Serengeti must not die: save Kenya's Mau Forest

153,254 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.

EIA ivory trade report

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.

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

98,197 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.

Humboldt penguins in Chile

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.