Our rainforest campaigns
Find out more about our campaigns and the issues we address – and what you can do to protect the rainforests.
A green sea of ferns, mosses, vines and ancient trees. Iridescent butterflies and colorful birds. Flowers in every hue of the rainbow. The “green lung” is a natural wonder of the world. Find out more about the world’s most diverse, fascinating and threatened ecosystem.
Life on Earth originated around 4 billion years ago. While it initially existed only in the oceans, it later spread to the land and atmosphere. Since then, an unfathomable number of species have evolved, around half of which are insects. Numerous plant and animal species have yet to be documented, and many new ones are being discovered every day.
Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products
Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. How could it come to this? What can we do to protect people and nature?
The use of bioethanol and biodiesel in motor vehicles is a misguided attempt to save the climate. The ugly reality is that "green" fuels are destroying rainforests, accelerating climate change and condemning millions to poverty and hunger.
Timber from domestic forests is a natural and renewable resource which is both modern and environmentally friendly. But is that also true of tropical timber from rainforests?
The romantic notion of gold prospecting has little in common with today’s mining operations. Find out about the environmental cost of our lust for gold – and what we can do to stop the insanity.
Industrialized meat production – rainforest on our plates
Burgers, steaks, chicken wings – more and more meat is ending up on our dinner tables. What are the consequences of our meat habit for the environment and our climate?