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Fighting rainforest destruction since 1986. We organize petitions and raise funds in support of activist groups in rainforest countries.
Fighting rainforest destruction since 1986. We organize petitions and raise funds in support of activist groups in rainforest countries.

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Aldabra, a remote atoll in the Seychelles, is a tropical paradise and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Virtually untouched by humans, it is home to thousands of giant tortoises, a host of endemic bird species, and wildly colorful marine life on its coral reef. But that could change very soon, because India wants to build a military base on the island of Assumption.

If the Seychelles government allows India to go ahead with its plans, air and water pollution, noise, oil spills, plastic litter and other waste will be Aldabra's new normal.

We need to stop this disaster before it unfolds – please sign our petition to the government of the Seychelles and UNESCO! 

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1129/seychelles-keep-the-military-off-of-the-tortoises-atoll?t=3973
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PLEASE SIGN: It’s a shocking example of the impact that media fear-mongering can have on innocent creatures: the Netflix series “72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America” is proving deadly for endangered howler monkeys.

The show claims that howler monkeys transmit yellow fever to humans – a myth that was debunked long ago. Yet in a recent outbreak in Brazil, people went on a rampage, killing howler monkeys out of fear of contracting the disease. A single Netflix “documentary” can thus undermine a massive yellow-fever awareness campaign and throw back years of conservation progress.

Please tell Netflix to stop streaming this tragically flawed program and prevent the needless, wholesale slaughter of howler monkeys. https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1127/netflix-stop-threatening-the-lives-of-howler-monkeys?t=3931
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PLEASE SIGN: In late December, a pregnant Sumatran elephant was found poisoned in a palm oil plantation in Indonesia’s Aceh province. As their rainforest home is being cleared to make room for ever more industrial agriculture, elephants have little choice but to forage in plantations. One of the most powerful drivers of this tragedy is the EU’s biofuels policy – roughly half of Europe's biodiesel is produced from palm oil.

Now is the time to speak out: the EU is reviewing its biofuels policy for the years until 2030. Please sign our petition calling for a ban on biofuels in the EU. Not in Europe? Please sign anyway – this ultimately impacts us all.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1111/tell-the-eu-to-drop-biofuels?t=3898
Tell the EU to drop biofuels!
Tell the EU to drop biofuels!
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PLEASE SIGN: Sand – a seemingly infinite resource – is getting scarce. The economic boom in Asia has led to such a dramatic increase in sand mining that entire islands have disappeared in Indonesia. Donggala – a district on the island of Sulawesi – is literally being dredged away, the coastline transformed into a desolate lunar landscape.

Our friends in Indonesia's JATAM anti-mining network have called on us for help. Please sign and share our petition – we will be delivering it to the authorities in Central Sulawesi later this month. We want them to know that the international community is well aware of the problem of sand mining, and that Sulawesi’s beautiful coastline is close to our hearts.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1113/sulawesi-stop-dredging-paradise-for-concrete?t=3826
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"In the middle of the 19th century, wood burning rose to such levels that western Europe was almost completely deforested. Ironically, the rise of coal burning saved the situation. Now that coal is being phased out, it should not be an excuse to return to widespread tree burning, say researchers. Instead we should concentrate our efforts to boost solar and wind projects and other less harmful sources of renewable energy."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/31/biomass-burning-misguided-say-climate-experts
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Indonesians are loving songbirds to extinction – PLEASE SIGN our petition calling for a ban on the trade in wild birds:

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1006?t=1120

Over 184,000 signatures to date. Thanks!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/sold_for_a_song
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PLEASE SIGN: Bulldozers are on the move, building an illegal road that marks the beginning of the end for 100,000 hectares of the Peruvian Amazon near Ucayali.

Loggers, illegal settlers and palm oil companies are crowding deep into previously inaccessible forest, trucking out logs and planting endless rows of oil palms in the clearings. If this road is completed, it will mean the death of the rainforest.

Let's send a clear signal to the Peruvian government that this needs to stop.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1121/keep-loggers-and-the-palm-oil-industry-out-of-the-peruvian-amazon?t=3859
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THE GOOD NEWS: Vietnam has banned logging in its own natural forests.

THE BAD NEWS: the Vietnamese timber mafia is now crossing the border and plundering national parks in Cambodia while bribed officials look the other way.

And now, the EU is working on a trade deal that would effectively let Vietnam launder the wood it has been stealing from Cambodia and export it to Europe unhindered. PLEASE SIGN our petition and tell the EU: No trade agreements until Vietnam cleans up its act!

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1106/an-eu-seal-for-illegal-timber-from-vietnam-no?t=3832
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PLEASE SIGN: Who would have thought that sand – of all things – would become scarce? Demand for sand is exploding for new Indonesian luxury resorts on artificial islands and land reclamation in Singapore. Illegal mining operations are dredging away the beaches, seabeds and hillsides of Central Sulawesi, once a tropical paradise. Dozens of small islands have been obliterated.

Our Indonesian partner JATAM is sounding the alarm: the sand mafia has the coast of Palu Bay in its sights. Speak out for an end to the destruction!

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1113/sulawesi-stop-dredging-paradise-for-concrete?t=3826
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PLEASE SIGN: The mist-shrouded coastal rainforests of western Canada are something out of a fantasy novel: centuries-old, gnarled evergreens soar to a height of 80 meters. A deep carpet of moss covers the ground. Wolves and bears prowl in the constant drizzle.

The scene is marred only by the noise of chainsaws and the heavy machinery of the loggers – a fairytale forest is being trashed for lumber and pulp.

Tell the provincial government of British Columbia to act now to save one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1120/stop-felling-canadas-centuries-old-forest-giants-for-lumber?t=3818
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