World Rainforest Movement

Every day should be Earth Day

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

This month, on April 22, Earth Day was celebrated around the world. Earth Day was founded in the 1970s by environmental activists concerned...

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India: Ravaged Landscape, Devastated People – Tales of Hydro Power CDM projects in Himachal Pradesh

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

India continues to be one of the ‘hottest’ locations for carbon ‘offset’ projects despite the global carbon market slump: as of...

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Mexico: REDD+ in Chiapas finances disease, death and intercommunity conflicts

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

In Mexico, deforestation is advancing at a rapid rate alongside various megaprojects: the expansion of industrial monoculture plantations...

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Philippines: A call to stop mining in Palawan

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

SAY NO to mining in Palawan Province, the home of the best-conserved and most ecologically diverse forest in the Philippines. Sign the...

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India: Women take the lead in the fight for their rights over forest

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

The non-recognition of the territorial rights of indigenous and other traditional peoples has been identified as one of the major...

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Brazil: OAS calls for suspension of Belo Monte dam construction

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

On April 4, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an organ of the Organization of American States (OAS), officially...

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Mozambique: More denunciations against Chikweti, a company financed by a Nordic “solidarity” fund

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

For a number of years, peasant farmer communities in the province of Niassa, in northern Mozambique, have been fighting back against the...

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Brazil: Women in Camp Sister Dorothy Stang – for their right to life, against monoculture eucalyptus

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

On the evening and early morning of 27 th and 28th February, women of the Landless Rural Workers Movement from all over the Extreme South...

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Cameroon: peoples territories being targeted for oil palm plantations

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

Powerful countries and corporations have targeted the African continent to become a commodity supplier for their industrial needs. This has...

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Stora Enso makes money out of environmental crimes

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

On April 20, the Finnish-Swedish giant of the forestry industry Stora Enso held their annual shareholder meeting in Helsinki where it...

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Women voices in the climate change negotiations

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

This month a new UN round of climate change negotiations took place in Bangkok – the first session after the Cancun conference last...

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“Forest in exhaustion”: a new trick to subsidize monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

“Forest in exhaustion” stems from a controversial proposal by Brazil under the UNFCCC negotiations in Poznan. The interest of Brazil to...

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Issue 165 – April 2011

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

General Bulletin

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Lend your voice to the forest!

Posted on Apr 4, 2011

At WRM we have been opposed to FAO’s definition of forests for many years. We believe that it actually serves as an indirect cause of...

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