World Rainforest Movement

Issue 166 – May 2011

Posted on May 30, 2011

General Bulletin

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Biodiversity is much more than carbon

Posted on May 5, 2011

As well as celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity this month, on May 22, we are also on the eve of another...

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Certification of shrimp farming endangers mangroves

Posted on May 5, 2011

Certification has become a perverse tool in the hands of big corporations that are using it like a “green seal” to impose intrinsically...

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Asian forests lost to pet’s market

Posted on May 5, 2011

Often hidden, neglected or unknown, the underlying causes of deforestation are multiple and varied. And even odd. Maybe many people are...

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Brazil: Environmentalists murdered in the Amazon and debate over a new Forest Code: Impunity must end!

Posted on May 5, 2011

On May 24, environmental activists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espírito Santo, who were husband and wife, were shot and...

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REDD-Monitor’s round-up: Watching REDD unravel

Posted on May 5, 2011

After almost five month’s of dithering, Indonesia’s two-year forest moratorium started this month. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

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Peru: Land grabbing in indigenous peoples’ territories

Posted on May 5, 2011

The Shawi indigenous people, also known as Chayhuitas, live in the territory made up by the basins of the Paranapuras and Cahuapanas...

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Chile: A disastrous forestry model with new “branches” in Latin America

Posted on May 5, 2011

What the big forestry companies have done with our territories in Chile is so devastating, so sad and so irreversible that it brings to the...

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Kenya: Laureate Maathai advises discouraging plantation of Eucalyptus

Posted on May 5, 2011

When Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai launched in 1977 the Green Belt Movement – promoting  the planting of indigenous trees...

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Malaysia: Landmark decision against oil palm joint venture companies

Posted on May 5, 2011

The High Court in Kuching, the capital city of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak in the island of Borneo, has made a landmark decision...

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Uruguay: The power of the plantation and pulp company Montes del Plata

Posted on May 5, 2011

Montes del Plata is the name of the joint venture created for operations in Uruguay by two forestry, pulp and paper transnationals: Arauco...

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