World Rainforest Movement

The rights of indigenous peoples in Africa

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

It is difficult to analyse the question of indigenous rights in Africa without engaging with the question of statehood, and it is...

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Oil, Environment and Disaster Economics

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Simple lessons are not necessarily easy to learn. For example: oil is a non-renewable and limited resource (1) Oil and conflicts appear to...

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A Green Revolution for Africa: disaster in the making

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. -Confucius Introduction A recent World Bank report caused ripples...

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Tree Plantations in Africa: A co-ordinated onslaught to grab what remains of Africa’s natural capital?

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

In the past For hundreds of years, it seems the African continent has been viewed as a kind of take-out convenience store by countries in...

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Logging in Liberia: reform process or business as usual?

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Liberia has just emerged from a civil crisis. The sanction on the exportations of Liberian Timber was lifted in 2006 by the United Nations...

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The problems faced by Gabon’s forests and the communities that depend on them: a menu of logging, dams, oil, mining, parks, railways, roads, ports

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

In Gabon, forests and the communities that depend on them for survival face a range of different problems. The logging industry is one of...

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Uganda: Forests, communities and women

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

The current development patterns and inequities in the country present a number of forest management challenges. Industrialization today is...

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An overview of the problems faced by Mozambique’s forests, forest-dependent peoples and forest workers

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Mozambique is a country rich in forest resources, with a total forest area of approximately 40.6 million hectares and 14.7 million hectares...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: The search for consensus on the Itombwe forests

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

The Itombwe Massif lies northwest of Lake Tanganyika (28º02′-29º04′ E, 2º41’ 3º52′ S), stretching over a vast area of 1,600...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Deforestation of protected areas for mining operations in the province of Katanga – The case of the Basse Kando Reserve

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, second only to the Amazon rainforest in...

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The impact of Forest Conservation policies on forest dependent communities in SE Madagascar. Lessons for sustainability of Madagascar’s New Protected Areas

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Madagascar is one of the world’s most impoverished countries. 70% of the population lives below the poverty line, the majority working in...

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Current status and conservation of mangroves in Africa: An overview

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Introduction The inter-tidal forest communities called mangroves occurring in tropical and subtropical areas in the world cover most of the...

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Uganda: The price of living near Mount Elgon National Park

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Mt. Elgon is an extinct volcano that is the fourth highest mountain in East Africa. The Bagisu and Sabiny are the two ethnic tribes around...

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Women’s Voices

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

“Mr. Chairman, Honourable Delegates; We, women representatives from different organisations in Africa, representing farmer’s, Community...

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African Friends of the Earth

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Members of FoE Africa from Ghana, Togo, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Tunisia and Swaziland met for five days in Accra,...

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Central Africa: Management of protected areas and participatory approaches

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

“Co-management: a situation in which two or more social actors negotiate, define and guarantee amongst themselves a fair sharing of the...

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Africa, my Africa!

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Welcome to this special edition of the WRM bulletin looking at Africa through the eyes of Africans. To many people in the world, Africa is...

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Issue 133 – August 2008

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Africa Talking About Africa

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