Forests and Biodiversity

Half of the world’s forests have disappeared. Privatisation, trade liberalisation and increased exports of crops, such as soy and palm oil, have led to a massive increase in large-scale plantations, triggering further deforestation. Yet forests provide livelihoods for many local communities and indigenous peoples. They help to regulate our climate, and are home to some of the most species-diverse habitats on earth.

We work with local communities and indigenous peoples to conserve forests, and strengthen communities’ rights and community management of forests.

We campaign against industrial large scale plantations, monoculture, destructive logging and the commodification and financialization of forests and biodiversity.

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Regional Program Coordinators

Press Release: Petition to EU Parliament- Nuclear energy that is neither “sustainable” nor “green” should not be included in the EU taxonomy

Friends of the Earth Japan have submitted a petition letter to the EU Parliament demanding for nuclear power to not be included in the EU taxonomy. The petition was signed by 20,353 individuals and 387 organisations. The petition states: “from uranium mining to...
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Pro Public secure interim order to stop illicit trade of elephants

Pro Public secure interim order to stop illicit trade of elephants

Pro Public has secured an interim order to stop the cross-border smuggling of endangered wild elephants in Nepal. Despite the species' vulnerability, the Nepalese government has not shown any willingness to uphold their legal commitment to protect them.  This order is...