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Bulletin Issue 5 – October 1997

Dear friends,

This is the fifth 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

  • Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF)
    Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF)

    This forum met for its first time in New York (1-3 October), with the participation of an important number of NGOs and indigenous peoples organizations. The IFF is the continuation
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  • Indonesia: an answer from Rio Tinto
    Indonesia: an answer from Rio Tinto

    On September 4 we addressed a letter to president Suharto and Mr Robert Wilson, chairman of Rio Tinto Co., expressing our concern for the death -possibly murder- of four Ekari
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  • Forest reclamation in Iceland
    Forest reclamation in Iceland

    Alvaro Gonzalez, from the WRM secretariat, participated in an International Workshop that took place in Reykjavik and Klaustur, Iceland last September. Even though forests were not the central theme of
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WRM CAMPAIGNS

LOCAL STRUGGLES AND NEWS

IFF REPORT