World Rainforest Movement

FAO and WWF: birds of a feather promote “planted forests” together

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

According to the FAO, halting deforestation is neither a political nor a social nor an environmental issue: it is just a matter of...

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Indonesia: NGOs denounce misleading propaganda of APP

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is a giant pulp and paper company which has long been deforesting Indonesian forests in Riau province, Sumatra,...

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European Ecolabel’s greenwashing of Asia Pulp and Paper must stop

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The European Commission claims that the EU Ecolabel is only awarded to “the very best products, which are kindest to the environment”....

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Madagascar: Forest communities impacted by a Rio Tinto mine

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and is usually portrayed as being one of the poorest countries in Africa, with over...

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Honduras: Shrimp farm expansion within a Ramsar Site and protected area

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Wetlands are ecosystems having a high biodiversity, temporarily or permanently flooded by fresh water, brackish water, mixed waters or sea...

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Indonesia: REDD project – many threats, no solution

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Last month, a new Australian-Indonesian Forest Carbon Partnership was announced under the scheme of the International Forest Carbon...

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Meso-America: Communities issue statement on protected areas

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The concept of protected areas, born in the United States in the nineteenth century as an idea of conservation by establishing “national...

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Ecuador: The long struggle in defence of El Pambilar forest

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

El Pambilar with its 3123 hectares of native forest, has since 1997 been a matter of dispute between peasant farmers and the logging...

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Brazil: Communities hit by monoculture eucalyptus plantations exchange experiences in Minas Gerais

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

On 19 and 20 March this year, peasant, indigenous and quilombola* communities and movements from the States of Espirito Santo and Bahia who...

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South Africa: Thirsty alien trees in a water scarce country

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

GeaSphere and EcoDoc have just launched a report by Liane Greeff of EcoDoc Africa, “Thirsty alien trees, no water left and climate...

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RSPO: The impossible “greening” of the palm oil business

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Over the past few decades, oil palm plantations have rapidly spread throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, where millions of hectares...

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Brasil: Outrage over killing of local man by Fibria Celulose’s guards

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

On 16 March 2010, Henrique de Souza Pereira, 24-years old, was killed by a team of guards of the private ‘security’ company hired by...

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Bolivia: a peoples’ conference on climate change – a forum for changing course

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Following the resounding and anticipated failure of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change held in Copenhagen in December 2009,...

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Global Sign-On Campaign against REDD

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Criticism of the ineffective and unjust solutions to climate change which under carbon compensation and trading pretend to continue...

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Issue 153 – April 2010

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

General Bulletin

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