A person among the trunks overgrown with mosses and epiphytes in a misty mountain rainforest

Apr 17, 2023

Ecuador: Local people triumph over copper mine

A great victory for the life, nature and biodiversity of the Intag region in Ecuador: A court finally annulled the environmental permit for a copper mine project.

Orange Guianan cock-of-the-rock

Apr 5, 2023

French Guiana: EU rejects derogation for biomass power plants in the Amazon rainforest

Thanks to united protests, the EU has rejected a derogation for the construction of biomass power plants in the rainforest of French Guiana.

Hendrikus Woro of the Awyu people

Mar 8, 2023

Indonesia: Violations of traditional forest rights in Papua

Indigenous people in Indonesia have a constitutional right to land. However, an example from Boven Digoel, Papua, shows how difficult it is to enforce.

Indigenous Cofan from Durengo with Eduardo Medúa (left)

Mar 7, 2023

Ecuador: Killing of activist Eduardo Medúa – Indigenous people accuse government and state oil company

The killers of Eduardo Medúa and those who hired them must be brought to justice. No to oil drilling in the Indigenous territories in the Amazon rainforest!

Village meeting in Vila Goncalves

Mar 3, 2023

Brazil: RSPO certification suspended for Agropalma oil palm plantations

Courts in Pará, Brazil, have ruled that the palm oil company Agropalma has illegally and fraudulently appropriated a large part of the land it claims.

A TASHA field officer talks about the dangers of oil projects in a village

Feb 21, 2023

Oil boom in Africa: “End economic colonization!”

The planned EACOP pipeline and two other oil projects are threatening people and the environment in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park.

Graphic: SLAPP suits are intended to silence critics

Feb 21, 2023

SLAPP lawsuit against Rainforest Rescue struck down

After more than three years, a lawsuit filed against Rainforest Rescue before the Regional Court in Hamburg, Germany, has ended – not with a bang but with a whimper.

Brazilian President Lula da Silva speaking with Yanomami people

Feb 7, 2023

Brazil: genocide of the Yanomami people uncovered

The Yanomami people in the Amazon rainforest are dying of introduced diseases, starvation and mercury poisoning. The new Brazilian government is intervening.

Camera trap image of Sumatran tiger

Jan 31, 2023

Sumatra: rangers injured by tiger in Leuser Ecosystem

Protecting Sumatran forests as a ranger is a dangerous job: In late January, a team of four rangers supported by Rainforest Rescue was attacked by a tiger.

Protest by the citizens of Kinipan in front of the court in Palangkaraya, 2022

Jan 17, 2023

Kinipan village chief acquitted

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected the trumped-up charges against the village chief of Kinipan, Willem Hengki. This is a victory for all defenders of Borneo’s forests.

Portrait of indigenous leader Sarapo Ka'apor wearing a feather headdress

Jan 13, 2023

Brazil: Rainforest Rescue petition leads to federal police investigation

Indigenous people in Brazil face harrassment, eviction and even death for defending their forests against loggers, cattle ranchers, agribusiness and mining companies.

Two African elephants in Mole National Park, Ghana

Jan 12, 2023

Stronger protections put in place for pangolins and elephants

Elephants and pangolins are now better protected than ever before. Hundreds of thousands signed our petitions calling for stronger conservation laws.

Indigenous activists Hamrullah, Nimrod and Renaldi behind bars

Jan 3, 2023

Indonesia: Indigenous rainforest guardians released from prison

Three wrongly convicted Indigenous rainforest guardians are free after months in prison. The men were able to rely on the solidarity of Rainforest Rescue.


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