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.

A man working with seedlings

Nov 7, 2022

The “Tigers of Pining” reforest the Leuser ecosystem

The residents of the village of Pining are healing the wounds in the Leuser ecosystem. Thousands of seedlings will grow up to restore the rainforest.

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.

Three indigenous men in the jungle of 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.

African elephant in forest

Jan 7, 2022

Ivory trade in the EU is (almost) history

The protection of elephants is making headway: the European Commission is finally moving to close loopholes in the trade in ivory within Europe.

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