World Rainforest Movement

Nagoya: Opportunity for a biodiversity-based forest definition

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

The Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be taking place in Nagoya, Japan,...

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Biodiversity Justice: The way forward for life on earth

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

In 2010, we face compounding biodiversity, food, fuel, economic and climate crises. The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is...

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Ending deforestation through socially just measures, not markets

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

The world’s forests face many threats. Parties to the CBD must take serious, immediate action on deforestation, addressing the drivers of...

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Climate Change, Geoengineering and Biodiversity

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

The role of biodiversity in climate change policy is receiving increased attention: both how the loss of biodiversity worsens climate...

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Fuelling Biodiversity Loss: Biomass for Biofuels, Bioenergy, Biochar and the Technologies of the new Bioeconomy

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

Industrial scale biofuels and bioenergy, with their new demands for wood, agricultural products and other plant biomass, are having serious...

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Action in the CBD against GM trees

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

A group of social and environmental networks and organizations, concerned about the possibility that the United Nations finally endorse...

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Ecuador: Defending the Yasuní initiative, to conserve biodiversity

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

The ITT oil exploration block, located within the borders of Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, is an area of extraordinary biological...

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Burma: Farmers fight plantation company threatening protected forests and tiger reserve in Hugawng Valley

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

In defiance against Burma’s ruling military junta, farmers in the northern state of Kachin are fighting against a plantation company from...

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Nigeria: Women at forefront of struggle against oil corporations

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

With a population of some 150 million people, the Nigerian economy has been relying for more than 50 years on oil extraction by foreign...

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India: Forest protection is a matter of ecological justice

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

“The forest dependent people of India are raising their voice strongly against the loot of natural resources in the name of delivering...

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Brazil: Sustainable on paper – the eucalyptus plantations of Bahia

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Endless rows of tree trunks pass before our eyes behind the car window. In the utmost south of the Brazilian state Bahia, eucalyptus...

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Biochar: ”Sustainable charcoal” from 556 million hectares of plantations?

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Two previous WRM Bulletins (January and September 2009)  reported on the “biochar” concept – the idea of producing charcoal on a...

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Análisis crítico de “La silvicultura y el agua: Ciencia, Dogmas, Desafíos” (Walter de Paula Lima, 2010)

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Recientemente se acaba de difundir un nuevo trabajo del Profesor Walter de Paula Lima (WPL) titulado “A silvicultura e a água: Ciência,...

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Cameroun: un village résiste à la tentative de Socapalm de planter des palmiers à huile dans ses terres

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Au milieu d’un désert vert de 60 000 hectares de plantations de palmiers à huile se trouvent 150 hectares de terres agricoles et...

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Issue 159 – October 2010

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

CBD at the crossroads

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