World Rainforest Movement

G8 and the climate crisis: Will deeds match words?

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The governments of some of the world’s most powerful countries (1) recently met in Italy and produced a document titled “Responsible...

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Mangrove Action Day- July 26th

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Mangrove Action Project (MAP) has been working since 1992 to halt the rampant destruction of the earth’s mangrove forest wetlands...

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Ecuador: Memory and future emerge from women’s struggle for their mangroves

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The Muisne canton, province of Esmeraldas hosted the “First Meeting: Women of the Mangrove Ecosystem of Ecuador, our dreams, our rights,...

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In Africa mangroves are disappearing and with them, the livelihoods of its people

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Mangroves are “an original habitat and a specific environment” consisting of trees with aerial roots that bury themselves in the mud...

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Bangladesh: losing mangroves to shrimp farming leads to food loss and environmental insecurity

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Industrial shrimp farming has been a major cause of mangrove wetlands destruction in Bangladesh –some 45%- and has led to biodiversity...

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Brazil: New legislation allows agribusiness to advance in the Amazon

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

On 9 July 2008 the Brazilian Senate adopted a provision by the Executive known as a “provisional measure,” subject to the subsequent...

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Dominican Republic: The people say “no” to the cement factory at Los Haitises!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The “Los Haitises National Park” located between the Provinces of Samana, Monte Plata and Hato Mayor, has been classed as a protected...

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India: Dehradun Declaration of forest people

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

On 10-12 June 2009, adivasis, forest workers and other forest dwellers from 16 states of India held a conference on ‘Resisting...

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Brazil: FSC greenwashing of eucalyptus plantations is strongly questioned and a warning made vis-à-vis their advance in Piaui

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

One year ago, Judson Barros, Coordinator of the Piaui Environmental Network stated that “the south of Piaui has been destroyed, its...

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Laos: Chinese company Sun Paper plans eucalyptus monocultures

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

A Chinese company called Shandong Sun Paper is planning to establish 100,000 hectares of eucalyptus plantations in Savannakhet province in...

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Mexico: Oil palm business at the expense of the poor

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Since 2004 the Mexican government has been promoting the expansion of oil palm plantations. Presently there are 9 oil extraction plants in...

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Statement on Tree Plantations from participants at recent Forest Movement Europe meeting

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The Forest Movement Europe (FME) is an informal network of more than 45 NGOs from12 European countries. It is a loose movement with no...

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GE trees: when scientists mutate into publicists

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) mandate is to protect the world’s biodiversity. Strong campaigning from an increasing...

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Issue 144 – July 2009

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

International Mangrove Day

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