A lapwing

Dec 7, 2016

A wave of protest saves EU nature conservation laws

The EU Birds and Habitats Directives are safe: a wave of grassroots action across Europe prompted the EU to drop its plans to weaken these key nature laws.


Oct 4, 2016

265,000 signatures help save pangolins

Great news for pangolins: the member states of the CITES convention have decided to afford them the highest level of protection by banning trade in all eight species.

Nigerian woman gathering forest mangos

Sep 28, 2016

Nigeria: Ekuri stepping up the fight for their forest

The Ekuri people in Nigeria are rallying ever more international support for their struggle to save their forest from destruction.

Sulawesi helmeted hornbill

Aug 18, 2016

Sulawesi: 250 mining operations shut down

Mining operations are being shut down and the rainforest and its inhabitants can breathe easier – a big success for our Indonesian partner JATAM.

Mundurukú people protesting the Tapajós dam

Aug 5, 2016

Brazil: environmentalists stop dam on the Tapajós river

The tenacity of the indigenous Mundurukú and a wave of international support paid off in the end: the Tapajós megadam project has been scrapped.

Three people planting seedlings on the banks of blocked drainage ditches. Three others are standing behind them.

Jul 18, 2016

Indonesia: your donations are preventing forest fires

Smoke and forest fires turned Borneo into a living hell in the summer of 2015. Your donations are enabling activists to rewet peatlands and prevent future fires.

Two brown bears in a forest clearing

Jun 27, 2016

Austria: Schweighofer stripped of FSC seal over illegal timber

Pressure by conservationists has put an end to greenwashing by Austrian timber giant Schweighofer. The company has been stripped of its FSC seal.

Volunteers fill bags with soil that will be used for planting tree seedlings

Jun 7, 2016

New trees for Indonesia’s orangutan forest

Devastating forest fires in Indonesia in 2015 destroyed parts of Tanjung Puting National Park. Our partners have since planted 6,000 seedlings to reforest the area.

A young rhino and an adult standing in the savannah

May 11, 2016

South Africa maintains ban on rhino horn trade

South Africa has given up its heavily criticized proposal to legalize international trade in rhino horn. Swaziland, however, has now advanced such a plan.

Apr 5, 2016

Major dam project canceled: a win for the rainforest in Malaysia

For more than five years, indigenous communities have been fighting the construction of a 1200 MW dam on Baram River in Borneo. At last, they can breathe easier! The project was canceled and the rights to 400 km2 of rainforest were returned to the villagers evicted for the project.

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