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!

Biofuel photomontage

Dec 18, 2020

Austria bans palm oil biofuel

Good news for tropical rainforests: As of July 1, 2021, Austria will no longer be counting fuel containing palm oil toward its renewable energy targets.

A gorilla mother and her infant

Nov 4, 2020

Uganda’s Kafuga Forest is safe!

Tea plantation operators will not be allowed into Uganda's Kafuga Forest. A court has put a stop to destruction by plantations.

Aerial view of the tropical island Saona with coconut palms and turquoise Caribbean sea

Sep 29, 2020

Dominican Republic: activists prevent luxury resort in protected area

A coalition of environmental organizations in the Dominican Republic successfully prevented the construction of a luxury resort bordering Cotubanamá National Park.

Gorilla in Ebo Forest, Cameroon

Aug 13, 2020

Cameroon suspends logging plans in Ebo Forest!

Cameroon has put its decision to open Ebo Forest for logging on ice – local communities and wildlife can breathe easier – Rainforest Rescue’s petition remains active

Bison

Feb 26, 2020

Protest kills tar sands mine!

A massive tar sands mine project in Canada has been abandoned.The project became unfeasible because of resistance against it and the debate about climate protection.

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