World Rainforest Movement

An open letter to the FAO launched on September 21st, International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Dear Friends, Today, September 21st, marks the International Day of Struggle Against Tree Plantations. On this day, as part of the actions...

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How does the FAO Forest definition harm people and forests? An open letter to the FAO

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Launched on September 21st, International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures In September 2015, during the XIV World Forestry...

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Speaking of water, plantations are not forests

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Dear friends: On the occasion of March 21st, International Day of Forests, the FAO has launched a spot that addresses the importance of...

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Tell the United Nations: Plantations are NOT forests!

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

At the UN’s World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September, policymakers, industry and others will debate the...

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International campaign to define forests for their true meaning

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, the World Rainforest Movement and more than than 120...

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The Green Economy according to FAO: More “green deserts”

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting a Rio+20 side event on June 18, called “Forests: The heart...

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New request for FAO to define forests by their true meaning

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

On January 21, during International Green Week in Berlin, the environmental organization Rainforest Rescue presented the director-general...

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Brazil: The definition of forest – another front for resistance and reconquest

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Major international events such as the climate...

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At the end of the International Year of Forests, is there anything to celebrate?

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

The United Nations (UN) declared this year, 2011, the International Year of Forests. Now that 2011 is coming to an end, it would be...

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Forests. Much more than a lot of trees

Posted on Nov 29, 2011

Produced by the World Rainforest Movement Directed by Flavio Pazos The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of...

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Forest definition

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

When we talk about “the definition of forest”, what is perhaps most striking is the fact that, although there are many definitions of...

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A definition of forests that reflects their true meaning

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we have received a number of translations of the short video we produced to graphically illustrate the...

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Lend your voice to the forest!

Posted on Apr 4, 2011

At WRM we have been opposed to FAO’s definition of forests for many years. We believe that it actually serves as an indirect cause of...

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Forests by their true meaning

Posted on Apr 4, 2011

This short video tries to graphically illustrates how mistaken FAO’s view of forests is. We invite you to watch it, share it, download...

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Short animation – Let’s define forests by their true meaning

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

Also available in: Afrikaans, Aymara, Catala, Chinese, Dutch, Finish, German, Bosnian, Italian, Maori, Mapuche, Maya Kaqchikel, Maya...

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Campaign on Forest Definition

Posted on Jan 4, 2011

2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. In response, WRM has launched a campaign that challenges the...

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WRM meets with FAO in Rome to present a foresters’ statement questioning the definition of monoculture tree plantations as forests

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Press Release –  Rome, 22 September 2008. Representing the World Rainforest Movement, Raquel Núñez met today in Rome with FAO...

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Statement by forestry professionals and students – Monoculture tree plantations are not forests

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

See here the press release Throughout the world, governments are actively promoting the expansion of large-scale monoculture tree...

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Open letter related to Forests Definition to all members of the CBD

Posted on Feb 6, 2008

The Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice will be held in FAO, Rome, Italy (18...

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