World Rainforest Movement

Small step from industrial logging to “the perfect crime”, explains Patrick Alley of NGO Global Witness

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

“Industrial logging: one of the most corrupt and destructive trades on this planet. Their business model is reliant on wrecking the...

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Two-years research into business links of the NGO WWF in all corners of the world uncover the true face of the panda

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

The Silence of the Pandas became a German bestseller in 2012. A series of injunctions and court cases launched by WWF delayed publication...

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Peru: “The Laundering Machine: How fraud and corruption in Peru’s concession system are destroying the future of its forests”

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency documents how ‘formal’ and ‘legal’ mechanisms for timber extraction in Peru are...

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The curse of palm oil in Cameroon: Pollution, expropriations and land grabbing

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

Local communities affected by the oil palm plantations from the Société des Palmeraies du Cameroun (SOCAPALM) are waging an all-out...

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Indonesia: Wilmar continues to engage with suppliers that clear orangutan habitat, forested deep peatlands and high carbon stock forests

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

Despite the fancy PR campaigns of Asia’s giant agribusiness group Wilmar praising itself for its “No Deforestation” policy, the...

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“A chance for change in the Congolese forests,” a video produced by the NGO FERN

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

This video shows the struggle of communities that depend on the forests in the Republic of Congo, and that of their defenders, to reduce...

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India: Struggles against POSCO’s steel plant in Odisha are determined to continue until company withdraws

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  On 20th September 2014, villagers of Dhinkia made unanimous resolution in their local council not to use their forested lands for...

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Malaysia: Asian Development Bank Urged to Shelve Loan For Power Grid in Sarawak

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Environmental and human rights groups from Malaysia and abroad are calling on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to stop a proposal...

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Anglo-American in Brazil: another case of public hearings legitimizing destructive corporate projects

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Increasingly in many countries, the instrument of ‘public hearings’ further serves to legitimatise corporate projects with...

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Ecuador: Statement of the women’s gathering against extractivism and climate change

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

The group “Critical views of the territory from the feminism” participated in the gathering with dynamics, body mapping and sharing...

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India: Appeal to the government of India and to the UN on Development, Rights & Biodiversity in Forest Communities to protect indigenous rights

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  The government of India has launched, in the name of ‘development’, several processes that remove or dilute legal protection of...

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Forests Plunder: discourse of ‘sustainability’ hides destruction caused by logging

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Industrial logging – the large-scale removal of trees – in tropical forests is a significant cause of forest loss. The...

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Peru: Corporate logging devastates forests and local communities

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Timber trade in the Amazon region is a multi-million dollar business, for a small number of people. Nearly 60 percent of Peru’s...

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Indonesia: forests are more than land

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Deforestation in Indonesia is not only about the loss of forest areas, it is a much more serious matter. A whole living system that...

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REDD+ myth: Sustainable Forest Management

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Myth: Sustainable Forest Management will reduce forest emissions and bring sustainable development. The UN climate negotiations...

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Brazil: The struggle of the tupinamba indigenous people to protect their territory and the conservation of forests

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  For over 500 years, the indigenous tupinambá people have been massacred and expelled from their territory in the southern part of...

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‘Sustainable Forest Management’: the ‘change’ that keeps destroying

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  This year, 2014, seems to have reached a new ‘record’ of international declarations in which the signatories commit to...

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Bulletin Issue 207 – October 2014

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

Industrial logging under a green costume: ‘sustainable forest management’ devastates tropical forests and forest peoples

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