World Rainforest Movement




WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 47 – June 2001

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: OIL PALM PLANTATIONS

Oil palm monocultures are being promoted and spreading throughout the tropics, impacting on nature and on people’s livelihoods. Given the importance of the issue and the lack of awareness about the impacts they entail, we decided to focus this issue of the WRM Bulletin entirely on this subject. Although the articles constitute a sample of the many countries where these plantations are being implemented, we believe that they provide an overview of the different problems and actors involved, which can be of assistance to people struggling at the local level against this increasing threat.

OUR VIEWPOINT

LOCAL STRUGGLES AND NEWS

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