World Rainforest Movement

Say no to corporate power grab: Reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive and expansive free trade agreement between the United States and twelve Pacific...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Australia: Concern over plantations swept under the carpet by environmental movement

Posted on May 30, 2009

Australia like all colonial countries was founded upon the theft of indigenous peoples land. However in Australia, the authorities took the...

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Australia – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1st August 2008 Last update: August 2014 Tree species being...

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Australia/Tasmania: Deal favours Gunns’ pulp mill project despite popular opposition

Posted on May 27, 2008

On the first days of this month the Tasmanian people got to know of a deal that had been struck four months before between their government...

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Australia: The many subsidies enjoyed by Gunns in Tasmania

Posted on Nov 8, 2007

A short while ago on the international tourist scale, Tasmania was voted the second most beautiful location to visit in the world. It has...

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Australia: Tasmanian farms which fed people replaced by farms which feed woodchip mills

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

Preolenna, in NW Tasmania, has dramatically changed from what it used to be just five years ago (see WRM bulletin 36). Under the Federal...

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Australia: Tree plantations grabbing thriving forests

Posted on Jul 12, 2002

Today I went for a walk in the Tarkine. I was fortunate to sit under a wedge tailed eagle as it circled around me. Its nest must have been...

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Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD: An Independent Review & Recommendations for Action

Posted on Mar 18, 2002

Commissioned by the Global Forest Coalition This report is based on 21 country case studies, including Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada,...

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Australia: Joint Submission against tree plantation scheme in Tasmania

Posted on Feb 20, 2002

Residents of the Waratah-Wynyard Municipality, a tree plantation-devastated community and environment in Tasmania, have issued a Joint...

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Australian carbon sinks: good for investors, bad for the environment

Posted on Sep 11, 2001

The compromise agreement reached last July in Bonn on greenhouse gas emissions includes a renegotiated and broadened definition of sinks...

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Australia: Woodchipping old growth forests for “renewable energy”

Posted on Nov 16, 2000

In 1997 the Australian federal government issued a regulation for Tasmanian forests, abolishing export woodchip quotas. Consequently North...

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Australia: Plantations, plantations and still more plantations…

Posted on Jul 17, 2000

Vast areas of the southern island of Tasmania in Australia are being planted with tree monocultures as “carbon sinks” and...

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Australia: “carbon sink” plantations invade Tasmania

Posted on Jun 18, 2000

The expansion of tree monocultures in Tasmania -which is paradoxically the centre of origin of Eucalyptus globulus, one of the most widely...

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National Forest Summit condemns “Australian forestry standard”

Posted on May 18, 2000

Meeting in Moruya over the weekend the National Forest Summit, Australia’s major body representing forest campaign groups, has...

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Networking in action: Australia-Uruguay

Posted on Dec 20, 1999

Last November we received a message from the Tasmania based NGO Native Forest Network-Southern Hemisphere (NFN), informing that the...

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Australian NGOs do not support Minister Tuckey’s intiatitive.

Posted on Nov 20, 1999

The following letter is being circulated worldwide by a large number of Australian NGOs: “We the undersigned representatives of...

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Japanese carbon garbage dumps in Australia

Posted on Oct 20, 1999

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) has recently signed a letter of intent to participate in a tree plantation project promoted...

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US multinationals buy up Australian plantations at the expense of native forests

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

Since the signing of the first of Australia’s so-called “Regional Forest Agreements” (RFAs), the Australian forest...

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Growing concern over plantations in Australia

Posted on Sep 27, 1998

For many years the Australian environmental movement has chosen to “lay off” plantations as an issue, as it was seen that in...

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Australia: Eucalyptus natural forests under threat

Posted on Dec 2, 1997

The federal government has handed over the regulation of forests to the state of Tasmania in the country’s first state-wide Regional...

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