World Rainforest Movement

“Sustainable” mining: a contradiction in terms

Posted on Jun 30, 2011

One of the natural resource extraction activities that generates the most negative impacts, while also generating the most profits, is...

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European Union: Take the metals and run

Posted on Jun 30, 2011

Faced with rising prices for raw materials and the hoarding of minerals by certain emerging economies, Europe is sharpening its claws. And,...

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Mining and resistance

Posted on Jun 30, 2011

That mining can pose a threat to the integrity of forests is obvious. Clearance of surface vegetation and soils to gain access to...

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Iron mining threatens Guatemalan mangroves

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

Government authorities in Guatemala continue to promote metal mining, despite the widespread opposition of local communities and indigenous...

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Mining and indigenous women in the Philippines

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

There are around 110 ethno-linguistic groups in the Philippines and they constitute almost 15% of our population. Most of them live in...

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New UNEP report calls for reduced mineral resource consumption

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

A new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), titled “Decoupling natural resource use and environmental...

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Mining for REDD in Indonesia

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

In 2009, Rio Tinto, one of the world biggest mining companies, explained how it hoped that it could use REDD, “as an economic tool to...

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Colombia: Popular revolt against gold mining

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The price of gold is rising for the tenth consecutive year. As a result, more and more investors, financial market operators and central...

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Philippines: Attempts to undermine local resistance to mining

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The Palawan Province has the best-conserved and most ecologically diverse forest in the Philippines inhabited by vulnerable indigenous...

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Mining in Africa

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The natural and environmental resources of Africa like land, minerals, gas, oil, timber, territorial waters among others have been the...

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India: Saving Niyamgiri from mining

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

In a state such as Orissa in which Dalit and tribal groups comprise nearly 40% of the total population, the issue of ‘access’ to land...

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A definition of forests that reflects their true meaning

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we have received a number of translations of the short video we produced to graphically illustrate the...

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FSC continues to lose credibility

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was established in 1993 to certify “socially beneficial, economically viable and environmentally...

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UN climate talks: more carbon trade, no emission reduction

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The UN climate talks concluded their second session of 2011 in Bonn in June without addressing the key issue of reducing climate pollution...

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Issue 167 – June 2011

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

Mining and Communities

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