World Rainforest Movement

Field trial of genetically modified trees: Belgian government’s contribution to International Day for Biological Diversity

Posted on May 30, 2009

On May 6th, Minister of Science and Innovation of Flanders (Belgium) Patricia Ceyssens planted a tree. Nothing strange in that of course....

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Cambodia’s Prey Long forest is “equivalent to life itself” for local communities

Posted on May 30, 2009

Prey Long is the largest area of intact lowland evergreen forest remaining in southeast Asia. It covers an area of about 3,600 square...

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Ecuador: Disputes against shrimp farming contribute to women’s lib

Posted on May 30, 2009

In Muisne, on the Northeast coast of Ecuador, the inhabitants have developed a lifestyle adapted to mangrove ecosystems, based on fishing...

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Gabon: Marc Ona Essangui awarded 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize

Posted on May 30, 2009

At a ceremony held in San Francisco, USA on 20 April 2009, Marc Ona Essangui was presented with the prestigious Goldman Environmental...

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Peru: Amazon peoples, bastions of resistance

Posted on May 30, 2009

Since 9 April, the communities of the Peruvian Amazon have started what they have called an “indefinite strike” all over the Peruvian...

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Strong protest against WWF’s plans to certify the unsustainable industrial aquaculture

Posted on May 30, 2009

The rapid rise in global demand for cheap shrimp and farmed salmon has caused extensive degradation of mangrove wetlands and other coastal...

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Australia: Concern over plantations swept under the carpet by environmental movement

Posted on May 30, 2009

Australia like all colonial countries was founded upon the theft of indigenous peoples land. However in Australia, the authorities took the...

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Cambodia: Indigenous people confronted with a rubber plantation empire

Posted on May 30, 2009

In the remote Cambodian province of Mondulkiri, the villagers of Busra feel their future fragile and uncertain since the Cambodian...

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Chile: Opposition to government subsidies for the expansion of monoculture tree plantations

Posted on May 30, 2009

In response to the global economic crisis that erupted late last year, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced a series of...

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China: Eucalyptus plantations – from Finland with conflict

Posted on May 30, 2009

Eucalyptus plantations have become a harsh issue for Chinese farmers of the villages north of the city of Hepu in the province of Guangxi,...

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Costa Rica: Government boosts subsidies for monoculture tree plantations

Posted on May 30, 2009

Back in 2003, we said that “using the term reforestation for the establishment of a monoculture tree plantation has historically...

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Guatemala: Social and environmental impacts of oil palm plantations

Posted on May 30, 2009

In comparison, Guatemala is a relatively small country but it is very rich in biodiversity. The country is located in the Meso-American*...

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New video online on timber plantations in Southern Africa

Posted on May 30, 2009

The Southern African organization GeaSphere has produced the online video “Earth Matters” which can be viewed (in two parts)...

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Issue 142 – May 2009

Posted on May 30, 2009

General Bulletin

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