World Rainforest Movement

Food sovereignty, forests and biodiversity

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

This month, while another meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity was taking place in India, we also...

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Brazil: Documentary film exposes FSC plantations as “Sustainable on Paper” only

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  “Sustainable on Paper”, a documentary film by journalists An-Katrien Lecluyse and Leopold Broers released in Belgium in 2011,...

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Indonesia: Farmers protest against eviction caused by Debt Nature Swap (DNS)

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

About 40 farmers of a La Via Campesina member organization (Serikat Petani Indonesia) from Jambi province protested in front of the Germany...

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Motion on Sacred Natural Sites

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The IUCN has approved a Motion on Sacred Natural Sites: ‘Support for Custodian Protocols and Customary Laws in the face of global...

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Cameroon: Major impacts of oil palm agribusiness on food sovereignty and livelihoods

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  In a context of massive land concessions in the country over the last five years – be it the expansion of existing...

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Brazil: Support the Indigenous Cause of the Guaraní-Kaiowa

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The Brazilian organizations Juízes para a Democracia (Judges for Democracy) and CIMI have launched a petition addressed to various...

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Brazil: Continued destruction of forests and biodiversity in the state of Acre, considered a model of the “Green Economy” in the Brazilian Amazon

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  Over the last two decades, the Latin America and Caribbean region has lost 9% of its forest cover, primarily as a result of...

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Indonesia: Court victory against oil palm company

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The state administrative High Court in Medan, has decided in favor of the organization WALHI, cancelling administrative decisions that led...

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Opening the way for financial markets

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The 11th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place October 8-19 in...

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Burma/Myanmar: Letter of Global Solidarity against land grabs

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The “Second Commercial Farm Asia”, a fair that brings together corporate investors and governments from Myanmar and other...

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La Via Campesina at the CDB: “Keep biodiversity public”

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

La Via Campesina (LVC), the global peasants movement, have been watching the CBD discussions and in a press release asserted that...

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São Tomé and Príncipe: Biodiversity threatened by oil palm plantations

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

São Tomé and Príncipe is one of the countries on the West African coast that stands out when it comes to biodiversity. For this reason,...

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Industrial logging cannot be sustainable

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

Barbara Zimmerman with the International Conservation Fund for Canada and Cyril Kormos, Vice President for policy with the WILD Foundation...

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Gathering support for Indian forest communities at the CDB

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  In 2006, the Indian Parliament enacted the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)...

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Indonesia: Farmers struggle against industrial oil palm and acacia plantations in defense of their land and food sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The struggle in Geragai District Up to 2011, a total of 18 companies had licenses over forest areas for a total of 663,809 ha distributed...

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Issue 183 – October 2012

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

Financial markets infiltrating the CBD

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Portugal: Petition to protest the “eucalyptization” of the country

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

  This past September 21, to mark the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, the Portuguese environmental...

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