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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India: Support forest dependent communities against plantations expansion!

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

WRM together with the All India Forum of Forest Movements, and the Campaign for Survival and Dignity are mobilizing against the CAF Act...

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Stop plantations expansion in Mozambique!

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

updated on September 22 Last week we asked your support for communities in Mozambique who are facing rapid expansion of timber monoculture...

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Civil Society Resistance Against Aviation Grows – 38 Organizations Call for Real Solutions Against Climate Change

Posted on Jun 17, 2016

The aviation sector is the world’s fastest growing greenhouse gas emittor and one of the most polluting sectors. Nevertheless, no real...

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Global Action “Justice for Berta Caceres” – June 15, 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016

To all organizations, social and popular movements and to the civil society of the world:...

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Correspondence with the World Bank Regarding Berta Cáceres and Large Dams

Posted on May 16, 2016

On May 11th 2016, more than 300 organizations from around the world sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, to...

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Final Statement of the Berta Cáceres Lives International Peoples’ Summit

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

In this land of over 500 years of struggle, with the sound of free-flowing rivers, the strength of mountains, barrios and villages, the...

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Executive Summary Report of the International Mission “Justice for Berta Caceres”

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

The  International  Mission  “Justice  for  Berta  Cáceres  Flores”, composed of 15 parliamentarians, jurists and...

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International Mission ‘Justice for Berta Cáceres’ expresses its concern in relation to theUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

La Esperanza, 19 March 2016.  The International Mission “Justice for Berta Cáceres” that maintains its activities these days...

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Justice for the COPINH, the family of Berta Cáceres and Gustavo Castro

Posted on Mar 9, 2016

Press Release, Mexico, March 9, 2016 Early in the morning on Thursday March 3rd, our Honduran comrade Berta Cáceres and Mexican Gustavo...

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COPINH: Denuncia urgente del 06 marzo 2016

Posted on Mar 7, 2016

Only available in Spanish.  El Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras COPINH exige una investigación con...

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WRM’s message of solidarity on the assassination of Bertha, for Gustavo Castro protection and non-criminalization of COPINH

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Statement and call for urgent action: Berta Cáceres, coordinator of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of...

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International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

PRESS RELEASE.  To sign-on please send a message to campaign@stopcorporateimpunity.org (*) 4th March 2016, Planet Earth Berta Cáceres,...

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Urgent Action: We urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Embassy of Honduras in Mexico. Mexican Consulate in Honduras. Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Sign-on here Early this morning,...

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Peoples Mobilisation to dismantle the Architecture of Impunity and Corporate Capture

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Join us in the Peoples Mobilisation to dismantle the Architecture of Impunity and the Corporate Capture of the United Nations Conference...

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WRM Statement: The climate and forest crises cannot be solved with number games and false solutions

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

  After more than twenty UN climate conferences, the negotiations are still focused on figures and numbers, as if the climate crisis...

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The Lima Declaration: To reject REDD+ and extractive industries to confront capitalism and defend life and territories

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Due to the UN climate negotiations -COP20- and the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, over 100...

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Press release – International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures

Posted on Sep 20, 2015

International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures  “Plantations are not Forests” Social organizations from several countries in...

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International Declaration 21 September 2015

Posted on Sep 19, 2015

International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures Among all of the main monoculture tree plantations for industrial use such as...

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Organizations protest against the XIV FAO World Forestry Congress

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, organized by the FAO in Durban, South Africa, between 7 and 11 September, we, members...

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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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To reject REDD+ and extractive industries to confront capitalism and defend life and territories

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

Due to the UN climate negotiations -COP20- and the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, over 100...

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Petition: Brazilian Gov’t Must Reject Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

  By The Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Sign below to insist CTNBio not approve GMO Trees! On Thursday 5 March, the Brazilian Biosafety...

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No a la liberación del eucalipto transgénico en Brasil

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

Only available in Spanish. Por Alianza Biodiversidad y Red por una América Latina Libre de Transgénicos. Las mujeres del Movimiento de...

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Actions Globally Call on Brazil to Reject GMO Trees

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York (4 March 2015) – Organizations on four continents took action yesterday at Brazilian consulates and...

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URGENT: GE Eucalyptus to be approved in Brazil

Posted on Feb 27, 2015

Dear friends, As many of you will remember, last year we organized – together with various partner organizations in Brazil – a...

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Tweeting against plantations – Monday 21st September

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

Upon the initiative of Latin American groups a tweeting session is being planned for September 21st. We invite you to join them by using...

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21 September 2014: 10th Anniversary of the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted on Sep 18, 2014

Dismantle the power of transnational plantation corporations! There is no “smart monoculture”: Support the People’s Climate...

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Organizations from Brazil, Latin America and other continents delivered a letter to the Brazilian National Biosafty Comission

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Press Release For immediate release.  On the 4th of September 2014, 260 organizations from Brazil, Latin America and other continents...

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Statement in Support of the “Open Letter to CTNBio”

Posted on Jun 2, 2014

FuturaGene, a biotechnology firm owned by Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano, has requested authorization from the Brazilian...

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PRESS RELEASE: International campaign to define Forests by their true meaning!

Posted on Mar 26, 2014

26 March, 2014 International campaign to define Forests by their true meaning! La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus...

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Three short radio spots: “Plantations are not forests”

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

In the framework of our campaign on the International Day of the Forests, and in colaboration with Friends of the Earth International, we...

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We need your support: Open letter to FAO on the occasion of March 21st 2014

Posted on Mar 17, 2014

International Day of Forests: Defining Forests by their true meaning! Dear friends, On behalf of La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth...

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Letter sent by several NGOs to relevant UN Special Rapporteurs requesting they investigate and intervene in these cases of acts of repression and criminalisation of local organisations and activists in Cameroon

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

On 29 January 2014, a letter was sent by several NGOs to relevant UN Special Rapporteurs requesting they investigate and intervene in these...

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Carta de Belem Group Statement in the context of COP 19 on Climate Change

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese in the same file:   Carta de Belem Group Statement in the context of COP 19 on Climate...

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Climate Summit: Don’t turn farmers into ‘climate smart’ carbon traders! PRESS RELEASE

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Media release of La Vía Campesina | GRAIN | ETC Group. 7 November 2013. Farmers produce food, not carbon. Yet, if some of the governments...

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Statement open for signatures: No to Biodiversity Offsetting!

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

This statement is open for signatures from organizations, groups, networks, associations, collectives! To sign up please send an email to:...

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EU and big polluters ignore climate action – pushing to expand carbon markets at COP19 – PRESS RELEASE

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Brussels, 7th November 2013. The EU aims to expand carbon markets that would benefit big polluters at the UN climate talks, COP19 in...

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Lettre au président du Gabon contre la création d’un marché des services écosystémiques

Posted on Sep 24, 2013

 La action concerne le Gabon, et elle porte sur la récente approbation d’un décret (Résolution nº 20/2013 sur le développement...

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Your support is needed: two actions being carried out by local communities

Posted on Sep 21, 2013

Throughout the month of September we will continue celebrating resistance to the advance of large-scale industrial tree plantations. This...

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Votre soutien est nécessaire: deux actions qui ont besoin de la solidarité et de l’appui de nous tous

Posted on Sep 21, 2013

    Nous continuons en septembre de célébrer la résistance à l’avancée des plantations d’arbres à grande échelle. À...

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Letter to the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform and the Colonization and Land Institute of the State of Maranhão (Brazil) to demand the recognition and land tenure regularization of traditionally occupied territories

Posted on Sep 20, 2013

This action is being undertaken by our friends in Brazil, in the Bajo Parnaíbo region of the state of Maranhão. They have asked for our...

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Letter to be sent to the president of Gabon to express opposition to the creation of a ecosystems services market

Posted on Sep 20, 2013

     The second action is being carried out in Gabon, in response to the recent approval of a decree (Resolution No. 20/2013 on...

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Special WRM Bulletin – September 2013

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

Read the full Special Bulletin here Also available (in the old site)...

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Open letter denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Aracruz Celulose S.A.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Civil society organizations are denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Celulose SA monoculture tree plantations by IMAFLORA, a...

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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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Industrial oil palm plantations are not and can never be “sustainable”

Posted on Sep 1, 2010

Letter from organizations to the World Bank on September 21, 2010. International Day on Monoculture Tree Plantations. In May, 2010 the...

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World Bank: No more funding for oil palm plantations!

Posted on May 18, 2010

LETTER SENT TO THE WORLD BANK: Dear Sir/Madam, With reference to the World Bank meeting to be held in San José, Costa Rica on 17th to 18th...

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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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Civil society demands responsible decisions with regard of agrofuels, transgenic trees and the technology Terminator.

Posted on May 19, 2008

Press release –  Two open letters addressed to the delegations taking part in MOP and COP The 9th Conference of the Parties of the...

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Letter from the NGOs to the MOP 4 of the COP 9 of the CBD

Posted on May 19, 2008

To the Official Delegations of the IV Meeting of the Parties of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP-4) and IX Conference of the...

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Open letter to the members of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Posted on May 19, 2008

 The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) of the Convention of Biological Diversity is taking place in Bonn, Germany,...

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Intervention on GE trees and Agrofuels at the SBSTTA 13 of the CBD

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

21 February 2008, Rome, Italy This morning many civil society organizations held a peaceful demonstration outside the plenary room here in...

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Press Release on the open letter sent to Subsidiary Body of the Convention on Biological Diversity demanding a ban on the release of genetically engineered trees

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

On 19 February 2008, a large number of civil society organizations sent an open letter to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s...

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Open letter to all members of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

February, 2008 The undersigned, members of organizations from countries where research on the genetic modification of trees is being...

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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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Carta de la RECOMA al gobierno de Brasil

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

Only available in Spanish –  15 de enero de 2008 Exmo. Sr. Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva Presidente da República Federativa do...

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Carta de la RECOMA al gobierno de Chile

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

Only available in Spanish –  15 de enero de 2008 Señora Michelle Bachelet Presidenta de La República Palacio de La...

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Letter sent to the FSC Board by various organizations

Posted on Jul 6, 2007

Dear FSC Board members and Director We are writing to you in relation to the upcoming consultation process to be carried out by SGS from...

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Open letter to SBSTTA on the issue of GM trees

Posted on Jul 4, 2007

The undersigned participants of SBSTTA or of meetings leading up to SBSTTA wish to share their concerns about the issue of genetically...

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