Penan and Berawan people resisting logging in Mulu forest, Sarawak, Malaysia

Sep 4, 2019

Protests save UNESCO World Heritage forest

Staunch resistance by indigenous communities in Malaysia saved Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from destruction by a palm oil company.

Forest fire in Brazil

Aug 23, 2019

“Days of Fire” ravage Amazonia

Fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest as never before. President Bolsonaro has been emboldening Brazil’s corporate arsonists.

March to Malaysia's Parliament House to protest the Penang government’s proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project

Aug 3, 2019

Malaysian federal government will look into land reclamation controversy

We have succeeded in raising the issue of land reclamation and sand mining to the Malaysian national level, thus improving our chances of lobbying for a desirable outcome.

Computer screen with a generic website showing the integrated petition widget

Jul 28, 2019

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If you manage your own web presence, you can support us in our mission to protect the world’s rainforests by adding our new widget to your site.

Hippo in Lake Naivasha

Jun 28, 2019

Hippo “cull” in Zambia canceled!

2,000 hippos in Zambia are safe! Local and international pressure prompted the Zambian government to call off the planned “cull”.

Indonesia: police securing oil palm plantation

May 9, 2019

Indonesian police protects oil palms with guns drawn

Indonesian police is “protecting” oil palms with weapons drawn, taking brutal action against locals who want to preserve Batu Gadur forest.

Penan and Berawan people resisting logging in Mulu forest, Sarawak, Malaysia

May 7, 2019

Malaysia: slashing Sarawak’s forests for palm oil

Cutting down timber worth $10 million without a permit? It's not an unusual occurrence in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

Orangutan in tree

May 6, 2019

UN: extinction crisis endangers us all

The current mass extinction threatens the future of humanity. Unless we take drastic action, one million species could soon vanish.

Protesting against oil palm plantations in Borneo

May 2, 2019

Palm oil and timber industry driving increased rainforest destruction

The destruction of tropical forests remained at alarming levels in 2018. The development was particularly dramatic in previously untouched rainforests.

Bulldozers at the site of the "superhighway"

Apr 16, 2019

Nigeria: paying for a forest “superhighway” for the next 180 years?

€740,000 a month – for the next 180 years? That’s the princely compensation for the company slated to build Nigeria’s “superhighway” to nowhere.

Two pygmy elephants in Sabah

Apr 15, 2019

Sabah chief minister renounces deforestation for highways

The chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah has called for the preservation of forests by expanding existing roads for the Pan Borneo Highway.

EU palm oil biofuel

Mar 18, 2019

Baby steps toward banning palm oil biofuel in the EU

The EU is the world’s second largest importer of palm oil – and more than half of the tropical oil is added to diesel fuel.


Feb 5, 2019

Finally, a cocoa plan – time to act!

We’re a big step closer to chocolate without a guilty conscience – Germany finally wants to act against child labor and deforestation in the cocoa industry.

Chimpanzee rescue center near Monrovia, Liberia

Jan 27, 2019

A sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees

Orphaned and formerly captive chimpanzees deserve a good life. In Liberia, a small private organization is dedicated to caring for more than 40 such primates.

Protest against HeidelbergCement on December 8, 2017

Jan 9, 2019

Human rights award for anti-cement activists

The 2018 Yap Thiam Hien Human Rights Award honors Indonesian activists who are fighting to save their homeland from the cement, sand and palm oil industries.

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