Rainforest Rescue activist Elisa Norio at the World Bank

Apr 23, 2024

World Bank suspends scandalous financing in Tanzania

The World Bank is suspending funding for the controversial REGROW project in Tanzania. The Bank gave Rainforest Rescue its assurance during its Spring Meetings.

Protest in front of high fence with banner “Free Sorbatua Siallagan”

Apr 3, 2024

Indonesia: Indigenous elder abducted for resisting the paper industry

Sorbatua Siallagan, an Indigenous elder on Sumatra, was abducted for wanting to keep the paper industry out of his people’s forest.

Two women behind a high barred gate are being checked by a guard. Inscription on the sign: Agropalma. Access control for Nossa Senhora da Batalha cemetery. Private property

Mar 27, 2024

The sustainability scam: “certified” palm oil from Brazil

There is nothing “sustainable” about certified palm oil. The solution: please choose alternative products WITHOUT palm oil!

Chimpanzees in Sapo National Park

Mar 22, 2024

Carbon credits: The next round of indulgence trade in Liberia

The fight over Liberia’s forests is entering a new round. BluEarth Carbon, a U.S.-based company, wants in on the lucrative carbon credit market.

Two black-capped lories in a cage

Mar 22, 2024

Rescued: Proboscis monkeys, leopard cats and black-capped lories returned to the wild

Our Indonesian partner, Flight, rescues wildlife from smugglers, fights the trade in exotic birds, and releases songbirds back into the wild.

Male orangutan facepalming

Mar 20, 2024

Borneo: New clear-cutting in the orangutan forest – for paper!

In Borneo, a company is destroying orangutan habitat and stealing Indigenous land to establish eucalyptus and acacia plantations for the paper industry.

Villagers, environmentalists and eco-guards discuss dangers of Afi Mountain Sanctuary, Nigeria

Mar 19, 2024

Nigeria: Growing lawlessness endangers forest communities

Logging, illegal mining, poaching and armed groups are making the forests of eastern Nigeria unsafe. Local communities are threatened.

“Water is a Human Right” banner in a pine forest

Mar 14, 2024

Speaking out against Tesla’s German Gigafactory, mining in the global South

Protesters are calling for a stop to the expansion of the Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin. Rainforest Rescue took part to speak out against destructive mining.

Graphic: SLAPP suits are intended to silence critics

Feb 27, 2024

EU puts a stop to abusive SLAPP lawsuits

The EU is finally getting a directive to combat abusive lawsuits, or SLAPPs, that will make it harder for corporations and powerful individuals to silence critics.

Path cut into the rainforest for the Tren Maya railroad line

Feb 20, 2024

Inauguration of Mexico’s “Mayan Train”: No reason to celebrate

While sections of the Tren Maya tourist railroad in Mexico are ceremoniously inaugurated, the fight against the impacts of railroad construction in the rainforest continues.

A group of Indigenous people with protest banners in front of a hut thatched with palm fronds

Feb 20, 2024

Brazil: Indigenous Ka’apor people denounce abuses by carbon traders

The Indigenous Ka’apor people call on the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Maranhão to take action to evict the carbon trader Wildlife Works from their territory.

Oil pumpjack with a cloudy sky in the background

Feb 2, 2024

For true climate protection: Don’t fuel the fire!

At the COP28 conference, Europe pledged to phase out fossil fuels. In reality, the EU wants to fall back on dangerous and costly false solutions.

An African elephant

Jan 29, 2024

Trophy hunting: Debunking the hunting lobby’s lies

Rainforest Rescue has long said NO to tourists shooting elephants, rhinos and lions for fun. Belgium is leading the way with a trophy import ban.

A participant of the funeral service embraces Maria Muniz Tupinambá, sister of the murdered Indigenous leader Maria de Fátima Muniz Pataxó (“Nega”)

Jan 29, 2024

Brazil: Mob of 200 landowners and police militia kill Pataxó Indigenous leader

Brazil: 200 landowners used WhatsApp to coordinate an attack on the Pataxó people, killed their leader and seriously wounding her brother.

Aerial view of the Brumadinho dam collapse, February 2019

Jan 26, 2024

One of Brazil's largest socio-environmental and labor tragedies – five years on

One of Brazil's most notorious socio-environmental and labor disasters, the Brumadinho dam failure case still haunts the nation five years on.

Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii)

Jan 3, 2024

Indonesia: 14 years of impunity for arson in Tripa peat swamp forest

The palm oil company Kallista Alam went for ten years without paying the fine for its slash-and-burn clearing in the Leuser Ecosystem.

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