Penan in Sarawak

Oct 17, 2022

Sarawak: Palm oil project off the table for good

The threat to Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia from the palm oil industry has finally been averted – a great success for the indigenous peoples living there.

Paya-Nie ecosystem, Sumatra

Aug 3, 2022

Indonesia: 300 hectares of wetlands protected

With support from Rainforest Rescue, our partners succeeded in having blast fishing and deforestation banned in the Paya-Nie wetlands.

Aerial view of the Sapara rainforest from a small plane

Apr 14, 2022

Ecuador: The Sápara people reclaim 251,503 hectares of rainforest

With the support of Rainforest Rescue, the indigenous Sápara people of Ecuador have regained ownership of their rainforest after months of legal battles.

Indigenous people protesting, a banner in the background

Feb 22, 2022

Ecuador: Constitutional Court backs indigenous people in fight against gold mining

Illegal gold mining concessions in the territory of the indigenous A'i Cofán must revoked. The Constitutional Court upheld the complaints of the indigenous people.

A young Indonesian with a wheelbarrow filled with palm fruits

Feb 17, 2022

A victory for land rights: Penyang village prevails in court

An encouraging precedent: Mr. Hiden from Penyang in Borneo prevailed against a palm oil company. According to the court ruling, the company must return the stolen land.

Protest against Okomu Oil Palm Oil in Nigeria

Feb 11, 2022

72,643 signatures delivered to UN over Africa deals with Bolloré

It was a wake-up call for three UN agencies: On Monday, Rainforest Rescue and the Oakland Institute sent them a petition with 72,643 signatures.

EU Commissioner Věra Jourová (right) accepts the petition

Feb 1, 2022

Petition with 213,432 signatures delivered to European Commission

The home stretch was breathtaking, with the number of signatures going up dramatically in the closing hours – 213,432 supporters had signed our petition to the EU.

Pristimantis frog

Dec 14, 2021

Ecuador: Constitutional Court calls for rights of nature

In a landmark ruling, Ecuador's highest court has upheld the rights of nature and banned planned copper mining in the Los Cedros protected forest

Protest in Papua: Protect the forest – the forest protects us!

Sep 7, 2021

Thousands of hectares of rainforest in West Papua saved from the palm oil industry

West Papua is revoking the permits of palm oil companies to more than 300,000 hectares of rainforest – a huge win for the rainforest and indigenous forest rights.

Bonobo in the forest, DR Congo

Jul 27, 2021

DRC: Plans for oil drilling in Salonga dropped

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has abandoned its plans to allow drilling for oil in Salonga National Park.

Indigenous Dayak Tomun in the Kinipan forest

Jun 30, 2021

Indonesia: Kinipan's rainforest defenders honored

The 2021 Akademi Jakarta award goes to the Laman Kinipan people for their perseverance in defending human rights, nature and culture.

Rainforest in Nigeria

Jan 5, 2021

Nigeria: “superhighway” project through the rainforest stopped!

One of the last rainforests in Nigeria will be spared a “superhighway”. Rainforest Rescue and local groups had campaigned against the project since 2016 – with success!


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