World Rainforest Movement

International declaration in solidarity with the peoples of Honduras in the face of the expansion of African palm plantations in their territories

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Representatives of organizations from different Latin American countries and of international networks met together in La Ceiba, Honduras,...

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Thailand: Forest populations need a voice

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

In Thailand, both the army and civilian governments define forests as “wilderness free of inhabitants”, neglecting that tropical...

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“Planet Palm Oil: peasants pay the price for cheap vegetable oil”, publication by GRAIN

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Producing cheap palm oil comes at a high price: destruction of rainforests, labour exploitation, and brutal land grabbing. With lands in...

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China: Worlds largest reforestation scheme fails to protect natural forests and threatens more

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

A study from Agroforestry World has shown that while China has increased the amount of tree cover with a reforestation and ‘payment for...

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Brazil: organizations issued a letter opposing commercial use of transgenic eucalyptus by Suzano, but could only do so after the public hearing

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

On September 4 a public hearing in Brasilia considered the application of FuturaGene, owned by the Suzano pulp and paper company, to grow...

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“New trends in the expansion of industrial tree monocultures in Latin America”, a WRM publication

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

The area planted in eucalyptus and pine in Latin America has doubled in the past three decades, due to the action of national and...

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Indonesian logger: “cleared peat forest doesn’t have high conservation value”

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

For Indonesian logging company Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), clearing of peat forest on an island of...

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Forum in Honduras denounces impacts of African palm expansion. “They are growing palms everywhere and leaving us without food.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Rapid expansion of African palm cultivation in Honduras has had profound social and environmental consequences for the black, indigenous...

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Organization and mobilization against the corporate takeover of the climate summit convened by Ban Ki-moon in New York City

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

More than 330 international organizations, social movements and networks are publicly denouncing the corporate takeover of the climate...

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Stop GE Trees campaign urged FSC to keep GE trees out!

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

The WRM has for a long time denounced how the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) wrongly certified millions of hectares of monoculture tree...

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Demand Justice for the Amazon Indigenous leaders murdered by loggers

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Four leaders of the Ashéninka people of the Peruvian Amazon were murdered by illegal loggers operating on their lands. Among them was...

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Grassroots organizations in France alert the participants of the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Safety and Nutrition organized by FAO

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Confédération Paysanne, the French chapter of La Vía Campesina, Friends of the Earth France, and others, reaffirm that peasant...

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Tree factories: An overview of the impacts and interests behind GE trees

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Genetic engineering allows scientists to modify trees by inserting genetic material from another tree of the same species, from another...

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Beware the bioeconomy

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    Just a few years ago forestry giant Weyerhauser, a US-based logging company, began running a series of intriguing adverts in...

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Research with Genetically Engineered trees advances in Asia

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    WRM just updated a 2008 country by country overview of research with Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees. This overview...

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EU support for wood-based ‘bioenergy’ fuels forest destruction and land-grabbing

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    Back in 2009, the European Union agreed on a 20% renewable energy target by 2020. Most of the target is expected to be met...

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Plants designed for deconstruction? The use of wood cellulose for fuels

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

  Globally, many people rely on wood as fuel for cooking and heating, but increasingly, commercial and industrial interests are also...

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Uganda: Carbon plantations generate benefits for foreign investors and certifiers while communities pay prize of displaced livelihoods

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

The commercial tree plantation located in the Kiboga District, the ‘cattle corridor’ of mid-western Uganda, under the name of...

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Honduras: Criminalization of the Garifuna people defending their territory from the advance of the African palm

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

  In the early 17th century, during the colonial era, shipwrecked Africans reached the Caribbean coast, inhabited by the Kalinagu or...

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GE Trees: Threatening North America’s Native Forests

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

  A genetically engineered (GE) tree is a tree whose DNA has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. In most cases the...

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10th Anniversary of the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Plantations

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Dismantle the power of transnational plantation corporations! There is no “smart monoculture”: Support the People’s Climate...

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Bulletin Issue 206 – September 2014

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

The ugly face of a ‘bio’ economy: promoting further deforestation and peoples’ displacement

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