World Rainforest Movement

Issue 156 – July 2010

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

General Bulletin

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Shopping carbon in forests: the wrong road to Cancun

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

For many years now the world expansion of the pulp and paper business has been increasingly covering millions of  hectares of land with...

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Ecological Mangrove Restoration: Re-establishing an ecosystem with community participation

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Mangrove forests are vital for healthy coastal ecosystems in many regions of the world. They support an immense variety of sea life in...

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Brazil: Follow-up on the Juma REDD project in the Amazon

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

On 15 July we received a message from the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) expressing that “the article ‘Brazil: Juma REDD test...

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Cameroon: Baka, Bagyeli and Bakola distrust REDD

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Most Baka, Bagyeli and Bakola, recognised as “people of the forest,” still rely on hunting and gathering to secure their livelihoods,...

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Brazil: The “productive resistance” of Quilombola (1) communities surrounded by eucalyptus plantations

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Reaching the 32 Quilombola communities in the Sapê do Norte region of the state of Espírito Santo, located in the municipalities of São...

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Equatorial Guinea: possible expansion of oil palm plantations

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

The oil palm is native to this and other countries of the region, where its sap is collected to make palm wine, its dates used in cooking...

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The FAO insists: monoculture tree plantations are forests!

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

The FAO insists on the increasingly difficult mission of defining tree plantations as “planted forests.” Its latest contribution to...

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Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation says tree plantations are not forests

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation -a large world professional society on tropical forests- has recently made public a...

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Ecuador: en defensa del manglar

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Corría el año 1998 cuando los Pueblos Ancestrales del Ecosistema Manglar del Ecuador decidieron unir sus esfuerzos en una gran campaña...

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Indonesia: Sinar Mas pulp and paper plantations encroaching on forests and peatlands

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

IControlled by the Indonesian Widjaja family, the Sinar Mas group is one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia engaged in clearing...

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Guatemala: minería de hierro amenaza manglares del Pacífico

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Si vemos un mapa de la cobertura forestal de la república de Guatemala, podremos observar que a lo largo de la línea costera del...

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