World Rainforest Movement

The struggle of the people who depend on mangroves: A struggle for visibility, for rights, and against destructive consumption

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: Greenpeace International) Mangroves, which are a type of forest, could be considered the most forgotten or invisible tropical...

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The struggle and resistance of mangrove communities in Latin America

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

In June 2013, delegates from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Venezuela and Guatemala joined together in Monterrico,...

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Guatemala: Isla Chicales – public lands should be managed by communities

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The community of Isla Chicales, located in the municipality of Nueva Concepción in the department of Escuintla, is made up of 140 families...

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Brazil: The struggle to defend our fishing territory

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Brazil’s coasts are seriously threatened by a range of large-scale projects. The privatization of waterbodies, concessions over public...

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Ecuador: A poem for the women of the mangroves

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: C-Condem) The décima is a poetic form that has been used for many years as a tool of protest by Afro-Ecuadorians, who keep this...

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SSNC campaign to save mangroves and the communities who depend on them

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The shrimp industry has boomed over the last 20 years as the result of production on large industrial shrimp farms, which have devastating...

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Indonesia: Mangroves for life

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

According to The World’s Mangroves 1980-2005 (FAO 2007), Indonesia has the largest mangrove area in the world in terms of the extent...

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Bangladesh: Impacts of the shrimp farming industry on women

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: SSNC) The negative patterns of land grabbing and intimidation recorded by a Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)...

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Tanzania: Conserving mangroves … for tourism and big business

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The land grabbing effect of conservation projects is rarely considered in the current discussion of global ‘land grabbing’. In...

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Activities in Ecuador on the International Day for the Defence of Mangrove Ecosystems

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The Martín Pescador Centre, devoted to the marketing of products and the revaluation of the culture of the ancestral peoples of the...

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Mangroves, food sovereignty for coastal communities

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Mangroves, food sovereignty for coastal communities was the theme chosen this year for the International Day for the Defence of Mangrove...

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Stop the Conversion of Mangrove Forests, Local Initiatives Support Save the Mangrove Forest

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA) celebrated the World Mangrove Day issuing a press release where it...

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Keep tiger prawns off your plate

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

“Keep tiger prawns off your plate” – video of SSNC campaign,...

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Yo vivo en el bosque del manglar

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

“Yo vivo en el bosque del manglar” – video by CESTA / Amigos de la Tierra El Salvador, available...

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Motion video

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Motion video – by Carly Hoover, MAP’s featured artist to celebrate July 26 Mangrove Action Day,...

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Llora el Manglar

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

“Llora el Manglar”– by Leandro Velasco y PROYDE, ASPA y AZACÁN SERSO Castilla y...

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Question your Shrimp

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

“Question your Shrimp” – Mangrove Action Proyect (MAP),...

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Bulletin Issue 192 – July 2013

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Mangroves

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