World Rainforest Movement

FSC: Stop certifying monoculture tree plantations!

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Asia Pulp and Paper is probably the most controversial paper company in the world. It has destroyed vast areas of forest in Sumatra and...

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Brazil: The pulp and paper companies’ “green international quality standard labels”

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Approximately five years ago, Aracruz obtained a “green” quality label for its plantations in the extreme south of Bahia. This is a...

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Cameroon: Bagyeli severely impacted by the establishment of industrial plantations

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

In South-Western Cameroon, near Kribi, two giant industrial plantations cover a total area of 62,000 hectares. One of them, HEVECAM, is a...

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Liberia: Painful rubber – the hard day’s life of Firestone tappers

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

In 1926, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company signed a 99-year contract with the government to lease one million acres [approximately...

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South Africa: Tree plantations ravaged by fire turned a lurking tragedy into a sad reality

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Monoculture is against nature, which is diverse. That is why an unnatural system like industrial plantations of tree monocultures triggers...

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Cambodia: Indigenous women raise their voices to protect their forest and traditional livelihoods from rubber plantation companies

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

In North East Cambodia different indigenous groups have lived for centuries, preserving an immense and extremely diverse forest ecosystem,...

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Indonesia: Harsh conditions for women workers in oil palm plantations

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Indonesia is the world’s second largest palm oil producer; together with Malaysia they account for about 80 percent of global...

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Malaysia: Those who lose in the oil palm business

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

In Malaysia, palm oil expansion goes hand in hand with deforestation –despite government officials claiming otherwise. A press release...

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Thailand: Diversity and community forest use versus monocultures and parks

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

The road linking Trang and Krabi in southern Thailand is an example of what economists call development. What used to be lush tropical...

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Argentina: Indigenous and environmental activists sound alarm over plans to promote tree plantations

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

The Patagonia region of Argentina accounts for only 4% of the country’s tree plantations. This limited development of the sector is...

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A Green Desert in the South of Latin America

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Imagine an area the size of 500,000 football fields planted with a single species of tree. Is it a forest? No, it is a green desert: no...

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Chile: A forestry model generating poverty and extreme poverty

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

In Latin America, the Chilean case is presented as a successful forestry model, in spite of the fact that many Chilean organizations – in...

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Victories of peoples’ resistance in Peru and Brazil

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

At a time when large corporate interests are gaining control over ever more land and resources, it is refreshing to hear news of victories...

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Plantations we support and plantations we oppose

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Planting trees is generally considered to be a positive action. The act of planting a tree – either at a school or in a peasant community...

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A PowerPoint presentation based on local testimonials

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

Depletion of water sources, changes in flora and fauna, loss of land, human rights violations, destruction of the social fabric: these are...

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Statement by forestry professionals and students

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

For local communities that live in forested areas, the difference between a forest and a tree monoculture is very clear. Unfortunately,...

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Why an International Day Against Tree Monocultures?

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

All “international days” concern problematic issues of global importance that need to be addressed by society as a whole. The expansion...

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Issue 134 – September 2008

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

International Day Against Tree Monocultures

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