Ka’apor meeting in the Amazon rainforest

Jul 13, 2023

Study finds Indigenous Ka’apor are Brazil’s best rainforest defenders

The Indigenous Ka’apor, partners of our organization, are resisting the trend of increasing deforestation in Brazil and are sucessfully defending their forest.

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.

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.

Los Cedros mountain rainforest, Ecuador

Dec 12, 2022

EU establishes law to fight global deforestation

The EU has put a regulation on deforestation-free supply chains in place that tightens the conditions for importing commodities such as wood, palm oil and soy into the EU.

A group of around 20 people, with the President of Panama in the center of the picture, present the signed law at the entrance to the presidential palace

Dec 2, 2022

Panama: Santa Maria River communities establish protected area

Farmers, environmental activists and scientists in Panama are celebrating a huge success for nature: 3,400 square kilometers of river basin have been protected!

Batwa people near Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Nov 29, 2022

DR Congo officially recognizes the rights of Indigenous people

The Democratic Republic of Congo has recognized the rights of Indigenous people with a new law. It remains to be seen how the law will be put into practice, however.

A group of people holding a banner opposing tree plantations

Nov 17, 2022

Environmentalists empower thousands of villagers

Protecting rainforests often happens in small ways. For example, by working to empower local people by educating them about their rights and the dangers of deforestation.

Giraffes in South Africa

Nov 2, 2022

Speaking out makes a difference: investors shun TotalEnergies’ oil pipeline

Fossil fuel giant TotalEnergies is having problems finding banks and insurance companies for its planned EACOP oil pipeline project in eastern Africa.

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.


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