World Rainforest Movement

The International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations around the world

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

On September 21, the International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations, organizations, networks and movements around the world...

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September 21st – International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

This September we pay tribute once again to the men and women around the world who have taken up different struggles against monoculture...

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Issue 182 – September 2012

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Monoculture tree plantations: challenges, conflicts and resistance

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Thailand: Save the Mekong – Stop the Xayaburi dam!

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

On 15 and 16 September, representatives of community networks from northeastern Thailand gathered in Bangkok to protest against the...

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Unilever’s greenwash with RSPO

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Baby food scandals in Africa, tropical forest destruction for candy bars: There are companies like Nestle that attract scandals like light...

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Brazil: 30 people intoxicated by pesticides sprayed from plane on eucalyptus plantations

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

The traditional communities known as geraizeiras at the Vale do Guará Settlement, in the town of Rio Pardo de Minas, north of Minas...

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Energy plantations: Another huge new threat to our planet

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Problems arising from the social and environmental impacts caused by industrial timber and pulpwood plantations have been well documented...

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South Africa: How Green is my Power?

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Sappi Limited, South African producer of pulp and paper, plans the construction of a biomass combustion plant at Ngodwana Mill, Mpumalanga....

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Liberia: Uncertain futures. The impacts of Sime Darby on communities

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Liberia, a small West African country with a population of approximately 3.5 million people, has a predominantly agrarian economy, with...

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Laos: Expansion of rubber plantations – more conflicts with communities

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

With an increasing global demand for natural rubber in the past few years, large-scale rubber plantations in Laos are expanding, causing...

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Indonesia: Bayat Society Builds Life

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Timber Plantation concessions are a model of forest exploitation conducted by corporations in Indonesia. More than 9 million hectares of...

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Brazil: The fast expansion of oil palm in the Amazon region

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

The area planted with oil palm trees in Brazil used to be relatively small as compared to other countries producing this plant in Latin...

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Chile: Serious impacts of FSC certified tree plantation company

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

The results of a research study carried out in different region, in 2010, by the Association of Forest Engineers for Native Forests were...

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Uruguay: Investment Funds charged with illegal afforestation in protected area

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

The Quebrada de los Cuervos canyon, located in the mountains of the Treinta y Tres District, was the first area to be registered as one of...

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Monoculture tree plantations in the financial market

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Today, speculative financial markets have gained increasing power over the economy and life, in a response to the capitalist crisis that...

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