World Rainforest Movement

The many invisible “Gaza Strips” in the forests

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

During the last weeks, the world became an impotent witness to the horror of the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip. Although the images...

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Cameroon: A “communal forest” opposed by local communities

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

To establish a communal forest may look like a good proposal. However, it may be not, according to many local villagers from the district...

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Congo, D.R: Inga dams mean big business for corporations and no benefit for local communities

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

The Inga hydroelectric scheme (Inga 1, Inga 2, Inga 3 and Grand Inga) is located 140 miles southwest of capital city Kinshasa. It lies on...

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Ecuador: New oil exploration activities in Yasuní National Park

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Yasuní National Park stretches along the basins of the Yasuní, Cononaco, Nashiño and Tiputini Rivers. Aside from the fact that these are...

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Paraguay: Action to protect Indigenous Peoples in voluntary isolation cannot be delayed

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

The Ayoreo Indigenous People are one of an estimated 100 uncontacted tribes around the world and the only uncontacted people in South...

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Philippines: Oil and gas bringing misery and destruction in mangrove region

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

More than three years ago, a large vessel arrived without warning at Tañon Strait, one of the richest fishing grounds in Central...

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Indonesia: The paper that brought violence and death

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Once more, the conflict over natural resources has played havoc on humble people. This time the criminal action took place on the...

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New WRM publication on resistance against industrial plantations in Cameroon

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

This new publication of the WRM Series on Plantations (* ) examines resistances of populations neighboring two of Africa’s largest...

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Nigeria: Tyres at the expense of people’s livelihoods

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Did you ever imagine that the tyres of your car may have been produced at the expense of a local community’s livelihood in...

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Papua New Guinea: World Bank promoting oil palm and pushing people into poverty

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

The “Small Holder Agriculture Development Project” (SADP) is a World Bank loan recently granted to the PNG Government. The SADP...

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Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Before the current global economic meltdown, the pulp industry had ambitious expansion plans. Although the industry was closing mills in...

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Charcoal disguised as “biochar” sold as another profitable climate tech-fix

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

According to a growing, vocal and very well-connected group of scientists, entrepreneurs and lobbyists, the best if not the only way of...

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Issue 138 – January 2009

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

General Bulletin

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