World Rainforest Movement

Does an International Day of Forests make sense?

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

The UN, under whose auspices many initiatives to halt deforestation have been launched, is adding another to the list: 21 March from 2013...

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A brief overview of deforestation in tropical forests

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

1. Introduction UN climate negotiations have sparked a new wave of international interest in the fate of tropical forests. Their...

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Brazil: Unlimited strike in Veracel

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Since last March 18, workers of the pulp mill Veracel, a company equally the Swedish-Finnish Stora Enso and Fibria of Brazil, started an...

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NGOs filed a complaint to United Nations against Stora Enso’s human rights violations in China

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

A group of eleven Finnish and international NGOs has filed a complaint to the UN Human Rights Council about human rights violations in...

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Philippines: campaign against oil palm expansion

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

ALDAW has just launched a massive campaign against oil palm expansion. A petition launched through care.org is addressed to the National...

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Oil palm company Wilmar considered to be responsible for tropical deforestation

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), one of the world’s biggest investors in the palm oil industry, has found that the...

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Malaysia: Penan indigenous peoples threatened by logging and mega dam

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

The native customary land of Penan villagers in Sungai Patah, Baram is now confronted by a double threat coming from the attempt of a...

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Denounces of racial intolerance and discrimination in UN-REDD

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

On 27 February 2013, Panama’s Indigenous Peoples Coordinating Body, COONAPIP, withdrew from the UN-REDD process in Panama. In a letter...

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Colombia: Taking action against mega dams – we are all affected!

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

On 14 March 2013, the Colombian organization Movimiento Ríos Vivos marked the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers,...

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Climate activists released from lawsuit by energy company EDF

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

French energy company EDF has dropped their civil lawsuit against a group of UK campaigners involved in the No Dash for Gas group who...

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Peru and Brazil: Matsés indigenous peoples against oil industry activity

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Gathered at a fourth binational meeting, representatives of the Matsés indigenous peoples’ from Brazil and Peru expressed their...

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Canada: aboriginal movement threatens miners

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

The aboriginal grass-roots movement Idle No More cut off access to the gold-copper-zinc mine of HudBay Minerals Inc, a Toronto-based...

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US agency aware of potential impacts of GE trees

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

The US Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it is voluntarily preparing an Environmental...

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Philippines: Rally for the revocation of Philippine Mining Act

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

A rally of indigenous groups demanding the revocation of the law marked the 18th year of the Philippine Mining Act . The groups declared...

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The Dark Side of the Green – VIDEO

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

A movie of An BACCAERT, Nico MUÑOZ and Cristiano NAVARRO (Directors) Production of Directors – 2011 32 ‘ In the south region...

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Credibility at Stake – How FSC Sweden Fails to Safeguard Forest Biodiversity

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

“Credibility at Stake – How FSC Sweden Fails to Safeguard Forest Biodiversity”, a new report in English by the Swedish Society...

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REDD plus or REDD “Light”? Biodiversity, communities and forest carbon certification

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

“REDD plus or REDD “Light”? Biodiversity, communities and forest carbon certification”, a new report in English by the Swedish...

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Issue 188 – March 2013

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Deforestation: Spotlight On The Hidden Causes

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