1. Man met besmeurde hand

    Life imprisonment for murder of environmental defender Willem Geertman in the Philippines

    4 July 2019

    In the Philippines, a man was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Dutch environmental defender Willem... Read more

  2. UN Human Rights Room

    Touring Europe for an international binding treaty for business and human rights

    19 June 2019

    Early June, representatives of nature and human rights organisations from Africa and Asia toured Europe to call on... Read more

  3. [Infographic] Why are environmental defenders under attack?

    5 June 2019

    Every week, four people are killed because they defend nature. Moreover, these attacks... Read more

  4. Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park

    CSOs call on presidents of Uganda and DRC to avoid oil exploration in sensitive ecosystems

    22 May 2019

    Nearly 50 civil society organisations (CSOs) call on the presidents of Uganda and the... Read more

  5. Plunge pool by Ambuklao dam, Philippines

    Supporting indigenous peoples’ rights when facing plans for large dams

    28 February 2019

    The Philippines have a long history of building large dams, especially in the... Read more

  6. IUCN NL wins The Spindle Public Award for Best Innovation

    IUCN NL and Rainforest connection win The Spindle Public Award for Best Innovation

    12 October 2018

    Yesterday, the project that IUCN NL started this year in cooperation with Rainforest Connection and SPDA, won the... Read more

  7. Oil palm fruits

    Indonesian civil society feels supported by moratorium on new oil palm permits

    9 October 2018

    No new permits for oil palm plantations may be issued in Indonesia in the coming 3 years, states the moratorium... Read more

  8. Joan Carling (c) Pilar Valbuena GLF

    Threatened Philippine environmental defender awarded with UN Champion of the Earth Award

    28 September 2018

    Joan Carling, Phillipine indigenous leader and partner of IUCN NL, is recognized with... Read more

  9. Topher White with cell phone in forest

    IUCN NL and Rainforest connection nominated for The Spindle Public Award

    28 September 2018

    The project that IUCN NL started last year in cooperation with Topher White from... Read more

  10. (c) Thom Pierce / Global Witness

    Agribusiness industry most linked to killings of environmental defenders

    23 July 2018

    Global Witness today reveals that at least 207 land and environmental defenders were... Read more