World Rainforest Movement

The FAO has no time to be “distracted” from its mission of promoting plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The FAO has recently released the 2009 edition of its “State of the World’s Forests” which, as usual, includes tree plantations as...

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Bolivia: For the protection of the last isolated indigenous peoples

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

We recently received a publication released in 2008 by FOBOMADE and Rainforest Foundation Norway, written by Pablo Cingolani, Álvaro Díez...

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India: Lepchas arrested for opposing mega hydro project T

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

he old Lepcha tribe were isolated forest dwellers living harmoniously with nature over centuries. They were hunters and gatherers leading...

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Save the Mekong, a coalition to keep the river alive

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The Mekong River is one of the world’s major rivers and flows along 4,350 km (2,703 miles) draining an area of 795,000 km2. (1) As Aviva...

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Uganda: The Batwa issue declaration calling for their rights to be recognized

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The Batwa (often described as “pygmies”) are widely regarded as the original forest-dwelling inhabitants of the Equatorial forest in...

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Brazil: On Women’s day, peasant women struggle against tree plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

On International Women’s Day in Brazil, once again women lead the struggle against monoculture tree plantations. Starting in 2006, when...

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China: Facing two evils -deforestation and monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The entrance of China into the global capitalist market with the ensuing accelerated expansion of its economy has been marked by a growing...

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Mozambique: Pine plantation project brings misfortune to 31 families in the North

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Thirty-one families from the districts of Lichinga and Sanga in northern Mozambique have not been able to harvest any crops this 2008/2009...

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Venezuela: Seizure of Smurfit tree plantations sets new course for the future

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

 In 1999, shortly after he was elected, President Hugo Chávez received a letter from WRM...

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Brazil: Occupation of Veracel’s tree plantations calls upon land reform

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

April 17 has been declared by La Via Campesina the “International Day of Peasant’s Struggles” to commemorate the slaughter by the...

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Declaration of Heredia on Climate, Forests and Plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Between 24 and 28 March 2009, in Heredia, Costa Rica, the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) brought together civil society organisations from...

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Wilful ignorance: FAO and industrial tree plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has long worked on behalf of the plantation industry. One of FAO’s strategies to support the...

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FSC: Increasingly alone in the path of tree plantation certification

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Up to last year, the Forest Stewardship Council had certified 8.6 million hectares of industrial tree plantations despite ample evidence...

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New WRM Information tools

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

WRM has produced four new briefings intended to serve as tools for action. The briefing “Ethanol from cellulose: A technology that could...

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Issue 141 – April 2009

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

General Bulletin

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