World Rainforest Movement

Doublespeak: The language of climate negotiations

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

One of the consequences of climate change is the increase and aggravation of natural phenomena such as droughts, floods and storms. To make...

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Colombia: Militarized mining tramples ancestral rights of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in the Chocó

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

The Chocó is a biogeographical region that forms part of the neotropics (meaning that it contains the largest area of tropical...

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India: A human chain to defend Niyamgiri Hill from mining

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

The Niyamgiri Hill, in Orissa, an outstanding natural beauty place rising more than one thousand meters, has some of the most pristine and...

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Liberia: Country Heading for Disaster -timber industry set to reopen despite widespread concerns and evidence pointing high potential for illegal logging

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Liberia’s forests hold great promise for its people, but that promise is quickly evaporating as the Liberian government mismanages this...

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Malaysia: River siltation due to deforestation underlying severe floods in Sarawak

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Heavy rains started pouring on January 14 and continued for almost one month in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, hitting especially the...

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Brazil: Veracel plantations, certified land seizure

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

In 1991, the Veracel Celulose company, then known as Verazcruz Florestal, first arrived in the extreme south region of the state of...

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Brazil: A private sector rationale in forestry training at Viçosa Federal University

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Concern over the destruction of forests was already documented at the end of the seventeenth century. Since then, some...

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Indonesia: Criminalization of social leader for the benefit of oil palm corporation

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

As exposed in previous WRM Bulletin issues, criminalization is part of a strategy aimed at silencing any protest generally against the...

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Paraguay: Peasants can better confront eucalyptus advancing on their lands thanks to the experience of their Brazilian peers

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

The Paraguayan Federation of Wood Industries (Federación Paraguaya de Madereros – FEPAMA) is talking of “collaborating with the...

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Uruguay: A new land redistribution…in favour of forestry companies

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

In Uruguay at the end of the forties, the State promoted an exemplary initiative, the creation of the National Settlement Institute...

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Bath tubs, forests, carbon trading and climate change

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

In 2008, the value of the carbon market increased by 84 per cent, with total transactions increasing from US$64 billion in 2007 to US$118...

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Issue 139 – February 2009

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

General Bulletin

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