World Rainforest Movement

Our support to the Haitian people

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

In tragic circumstances such as those being suffered by the Haitian people, it becomes very difficult to think and talk about anything...

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Bangladesh: Campaign for full implementation of the CHT Peace Accord to help the Jumma peoples regain control over their forests, lands, and destiny

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in southeastern Bangladesh bordering Burma is one of the last remaining forested regions in the country,...

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India: Pushing “REDD plus” at the expense of forests and forest dwellers

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The Copenhagen Accord – the agreement reached by a group of countries at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit and imposed on the rest...

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Malaysia: Penan demand against government for forestry licenses

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The Penan have been living in the rainforests of Sarawak since time immemorial. They used to hunt and gather food from the rainforest and...

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Panama: Land dispute and violation of the Naso people’s Human Rights

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The Naso people, also known as the Teribe or Tjer-di, live in the Bocas del Toro province in northeast Panama, in a territory spanning...

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Peru: Resistance to the Romero oil palm group

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The forest is not for sale! The forest must be defended! This is the clamour in the district of Barranquita, Province of Lamas in the San...

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Brazil: The negative impacts of monoculture eucalyptus plantations has lead to suspending them in various localities in the State of Sao Paulo

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

As experts like geographer Carlos Walter Porto-Gonçalves have repeatedly stressed, economic models based on monoculture plantation...

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Indonesia: Government proposes 21 million hectares of plantations to meet climate targets

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

There are two realities in the forestry sector in Indonesia. In one, the forests continue to be destroyed, peatswamps are drained, forests...

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Mozambique: Pine and eucalyptus companies are advancing on peasant land in the north of the country

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

Pine and eucalyptus planting companies are advancing on land belonging to peasant family communities in several provinces in northern...

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South Africa: Threatened grasslands

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

Natural forests aren’t the only landscapes being taken over by timber plantations. South Africa’s biologically diverse native...

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Uruguay: A place where the lies about plantations are all too obvious

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

Everywhere in the world where large-scale monoculture tree plantations are established, their arrival is preceded by a series of promises...

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What is behind the term “Planted Forests”

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

The term “planted forests” was coined by FAO with the aim of placing tree plantations on the same level as forests. Gradually it has...

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Issue 150 – January 2010

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

General Bulletin

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