World Rainforest Movement

Tree Plantations: Impacts and Struggles

This book includes a selection of articles published in the World Rainforest Movement’s (WRM) Bulletin on the issue of industrial tree plantations. Given that the aim of most monoculture tree plantations is to produce wood pulp, we have also included articles related to the pulp and paper industry. In many tropical countries, tree and oil palm plantations have similar impacts –which result in similar struggles– and we have therefore also included articles on oil palm plantations. Finally, given the strong support that carbon sink tree plantations are receiving from governments and intergovernmental agencies , we have also included articles dealing with that issue.

Tree Plantations: Impacts and Struggles