World Rainforest Movement

Good-bye Ricardo, welcome Winnie

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

Many years have passed since I had the great honour of being elected as the WRM International Coordinator. There are no words that could...

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Human Rights Day: A Story of Social Struggles

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

The United Nations has designated 10 December as Human Rights Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the 10 December 1948 adoption and...

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Brazil: Aracruz sows violence and destruction in Espirito Santo

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, we think it would be opportune to share a report conducted this year in Brazil: a research study that...

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Guatemala: Oil palm and sugar cane monoculture plantations hurt local communities on the Coyolate River

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

The Pacific watershed of Guatemala comprises 17 river basins. Most of the rivers in this region have a relatively short length of around...

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Oil palm in Nigeria: shifting from smallholders and women to mass production

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

West Africa used to be the centre of the palm oil industry. The export of palm kernels began in 1832 and by 1911 “British” West Africa...

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Amazon Basin: IIRSA opens the way for rainforest invasion

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

As the neo-extractivist and development policies of the region’s governments continue to move forward, they come hand in hand with the...

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Philippines: Deforestation through mining subsidized by CDM project

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

In the Philippines, mining, along with logging, has been among the forces behind the country’s loss of forest cover: from 17 million...

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Uruguay: Tree plantation workers and agrotoxic spraying

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

One of the promises made by plantation companies to gain support – from the government and from local communities – is that they will...

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South Africa: Research shows conclusive results on the impacts of tree plantations on water

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

At a time when water resources are becoming scarce and ever more threatened by global warming and climate change, a research carried out in...

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Chikweti plantations in Mozambique: Will the FSC continue certifying the uncertifiable?

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)website has announced that the company Chikweti Forests of Niassa, which operates in the province of...

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Issue 161 – December 2010

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

General Bulletin

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