World Rainforest Movement

International Year of Biodiversity: And what about peoples?

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. According to the official web site, “It is a celebration...

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Africa: The huge value of mangroves for communities

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Africa is richly endowed with mangroves, which cover over 3.2 million hectares, extending from Mauritania to Angola on the Atlantic coast...

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Bangladesh: The role of the ADB and World Bank in the destruction of the “forest of the fallen leaves”

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

The last remnants of forests in Bangladesh are disappearing and much of the blame goes to local peoples’ “slash and burn”...

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Chile: Research provides data on the role of native forests in the production of water

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

An article published in the newspaper “La Tercera”(1) and taken up on the Mapuche IMC blog (2) reveals the results of research carried...

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Mangrove restoration is necessary, mangrove monoculture plantation is not

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

The December 2004 tsunami that played havoc on several Asian coasts also exposed the level of human-made destruction of protective...

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The myth of GHG emissions reductions from “Sustainable Forest Management”

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

A recent report by Greenpeace (“Why logging will not save the climate: the fallacy of GHG emissions reductions from so-called...

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Brazil: Once again opposing Plantar’s CDM project

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Plantar S.A. Reflorestamentos, a pig-iron and plantation company operating in Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais, has been trying hard to...

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Hiding monoculture oil palm plantations under a business-friendly “forest” definition

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

An article published on the website EUobserver.com (1) informs that “a draft commission communication offering guidance to EU member...

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Laos: Research on the impacts of rubber plantations

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

A research project was carried out in Laos to evaluate the economic, social and ecological impacts of large-scale land concessions to plant...

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México: Violent evictions in Chiapas for establishing oil palm monocultures

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

What follows is a communiqué from the Latin American Network against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA) reporting on the violent...

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REDD: Breathing new life into the scam of carbon trading

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is based on a simple idea: Making forests worth more alive than dead....

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Issue 151 – February 2010

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

General Bulletin

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