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Bulletin Issue 4 – September 1997

Dear friends,

This is the fourth issue of the World Rainforest Movement’s Bulletin. The World Rainforest Movement is a global network of citizens’groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world’s rainforests against the forces that destroy them. It works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and supports their efforts to defend the forests from commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and settlement and other projects that threaten them. We hope that this Bulletin may become a tool for enhancing communication and information among all those people concerned with this issue and willing to contribute to stop and reverse this destructive processes.

Warm regards

Ricardo Carrere

WRM GENERAL ACTIVITIES

  • Article on tree plantations for South Africa
    Article on tree plantations for South Africa

    We wrote an article on the issue of tree plantations, aimed at a South African audience, for the Environmental Networking Justice Forum’s bulletin. Chris Albertyn, current director of ENJF, had
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  • WRM web site: ideas and input needed
    WRM web site: ideas and input needed

    We are in the stage of trying to implement a WRM web site, and we would welcome your ideas and input for it. The process will begin by posting a
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  • An answer from Mexico
    An answer from Mexico

    As commented in the last issue of our bulletin, we addressed a letter to the Government of Michoacan, Mexico, to inquire on the death of the peasant activist Alberto Alonso
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  • Chile: activists against mining in Ecuador arrested
    Chile: activists against mining in Ecuador arrested

    During the recent visit of Ecuatorian President Alarcon to Santiago de Chile, the police violently repressed a peaceful demonstration against a mining project of the Chilean firm CODELCO together with
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  • Indigenous territories threatened in Bolivia
    Indigenous territories threatened in Bolivia

    We addressed a letter to the President and to the Forest Department (Superintendencia Forestal) of Bolivia, inquiring about the concession of indigenous territories situated in the Western Region to logging
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  • Books received
    Books received

    International Alliance of Indigenous-Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest & International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), Indigenous Peoples, Forest and Biodiversity, London, Eks-Skolen Trykkeri, ISSN 1024-0217. The book brings
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