World Rainforest Movement

Open letter denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Aracruz Celulose S.A.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Civil society organizations are denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Celulose SA monoculture tree plantations by IMAFLORA, a...

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Brazil: Aracruz sows violence and destruction in Espirito Santo

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, we think it would be opportune to share a report conducted this year in Brazil: a research study that...

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Brasil: Outrage over killing of local man by Fibria Celulose’s guards

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

On 16 March 2010, Henrique de Souza Pereira, 24-years old, was killed by a team of guards of the private ‘security’ company hired by...

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Eucalyptus and silent poisons: The expansion of plantations in the southernmost part of Bahia, Brazil

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Photo: CEPEDES The process of territorial transformation in the southernmost part of Bahia is closely intertwined with agriculture in...

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Water and Pulp: The North’s Thirst and the South’s Resistance

Posted on May 15, 2017

About fifty years ago, Aracruz Celulose, now called Fibria, replaced original Atlantic Forest with the first fast-growing eucalyptus...

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Brazil: Land for food production, not pulp for export

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

In the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, the Landless Peasant Movement MST is occupying some 400 hectares of land appropriated by pulp...

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No to Monsanto! No to Poisons! Industrial Tree Plantations and Agrotoxics

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

For decades, The World Rainforest Movement has been denouncing the many ways in which industrial tree plantations directly cause continued...

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The roots of a forest

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

In March 2014, more than 100 organizations from all over the world requested through an open letter that the Food and Agriculture...

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Open letter delivered to the Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio)

Posted on May 30, 2014

To: Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) We, the undersigned, have been informed that FuturaGene, a biotechnology...

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Changes in family life: Observations on eucalyptus and women in Mato Grosso do Sul

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

“It is the rural women’s movements that have been at the forefront of massive public actions aimed at fighting back against the big...

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Protestors denounce pact to transform rural region of Brazil into a “eucalyptus desert”

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

On March 8, 2014, peasant farmers from organizations including the MPA, MST, MMC, Quilombolas, the Union of Rural Workers of Mucuri and...

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Brazil: Purchase of land held under false title as part of land grabbing for the expansion of pulp plantations

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

The violence and plunder initially carried out by a gang of outlaws and thugs continued in the 1990s with the arrival of the forestry...

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Brazil: State government incentives for the expansion of industrial tree plantations in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

  The government of the state of Rio de Janeiro has adopted various initiatives since 2001 to promote the expansion of large-scale...

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Brazil – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

 WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Last update: August 2014 Tree species being...

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CERTIFICATION – FSC: Certified land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The certification of industrial tree plantations by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has served as a tool to legitimize the large-scale...

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No to the expansion of Veracel Celulose S.A. in Brazil!

Posted on May 30, 2012

Veracel is expanding its operations in Brazil, with the consent of the government. The decision of the Institute of the Environment and...

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Brazil: The definition of forest – another front for resistance and reconquest

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Major international events such as the climate...

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Disaster foretold for the extreme south, south and southwest of the state of Bahia

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

Governor Jacques Wagner and Environment Secretary Eugênio Spengler are preparing to give the people of the extreme south, south and...

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Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul – The new eucalyptus frontier

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

The region of Brazil, and perhaps the world, where monoculture eucalyptus plantations and pulp production are expanding most rapidly is in...

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FSC and Veracel Celulose: Certification that is neither reliable nor independent

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

In 2007, FSC certifying body SGS began the certification process for Veracel Celulose in Bahia, Brazil, in accordance with the FSC’s...

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Brazil: The case of Plantar – the FSC at the service of the sale of carbon credits

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Companies that promote large-scale monoculture tree plantations do not seek the FSC label solely to increase the value of their final...

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Análisis crítico de “La silvicultura y el agua: Ciencia, Dogmas, Desafíos” (Walter de Paula Lima, 2010)

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Recientemente se acaba de difundir un nuevo trabajo del Profesor Walter de Paula Lima (WPL) titulado “A silvicultura e a água: Ciência,...

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MONOCULTURES ON THE MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

“The crucial characteristic of monocultures is that they do not merely displace alternatives, they destroy their own basis. They are...

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MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA – HOW, WHY, FOR WHOM

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

The territories that make up what is known today as Latin America have two main features in the eyes of big corporations and business...

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Brasil: Comunidades quilombolas reconvertem eucaliptales

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

A comunidade quilombola de São Domingos, tradicionalmente instalada no norte do Espírito Santo, viveu um momento histórico nos dias 26 e...

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Brazil: The “productive resistance” of Quilombola (1) communities surrounded by eucalyptus plantations

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Reaching the 32 Quilombola communities in the Sapê do Norte region of the state of Espírito Santo, located in the municipalities of São...

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Comment by the World Rainforest Movement on the Petition of ArborGen Inc. seeking a Determination of Nonregulated Status for Freeze Tolerant Eucalyptus

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

To: APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Montevideo, April 10, 2013 The World Rainforest Movement (WRM) is an international...

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United States – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Aug 1, 2008

 WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Updated: 30 October 2008 (including information provided by the...

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