World Rainforest Movement

Financialisation of water: what is it all about?

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

In the past few years, mechanisms aimed to transform fundamental natural components of commons (biodiversity, land, water, forests and...

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Stop the corporate fire in Chile! Forest fires and their causes

Posted on May 6, 2015

Forest fires in the south of Chile have been very aggressive this year, affecting thousands of hectares of forests from three protected...

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Transgenic trees in Chile: Urgent need to modify DNA of policies, not plants

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

  Transgenic forestry in Chile is shrouded in mystery, secretiveness and corporate lobbies. While state agencies deny that transgenic...

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Voices from the Second Congress of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile (ANAMURI)

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Radio Mundo Real produced a special program on caring for Nature, highlighting the voices of women from different Latin American...

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The resistance struggle of indigenous women in defence of life

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Throughout history, indigenous women have been committed to the struggles of their peoples and communities, although often their...

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Planting poverty: The forestry business in Chile

Posted on Mar 6, 2015

This documentary produced by “Periódico Resumen” addresses the origins and consequences of the expansion of the tree plantation...

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Chile: Discredited FSC label continues to legitimize industrial tree plantations  

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

The companies Forestal Mininco y Forestal Arauco account for the vast majority of tree plantation activities in Chile, with almost two...

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When forests aren’t really forests: the high cost of Chile’s tree plantations,

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

According to Global Forest Watch, Chile’s forests are expanding. On the ground, however, a different scene plays out: monocultures have...

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Monocultivos de árboles en América Latina: situación laboral y destrucción de economías locales

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

Only available in Spanish By the WRM and RECOMA Download as pdf here Las empresas que promueven plantaciones en gran escala de monocultivos...

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HidroAysén project rejected by ministerial committee due to strong social pressure

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Mapuexpress (in Spanish) After more than five years of hard-fought struggle against the HidroAysén energy mega-project, which would have...

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Chile: Tree plantations behind the fire in Valparaíso

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

In early 2012, voracious fires swept through thousands of hectares in various regions of Chile, including la Araucanía and Bío Bío, in...

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Chile: Tree plantation companies and indigenous rights, a longstanding conflict

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

Historically, relations between Mapuche indigenous communities and the forestry industry have been marked by conflict, primarily because...

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OLCA en el Día Internacional de Lucha contra los Monocultivo de Árboles

Posted on Sep 21, 2013

Only available in Spanish – Este 21 de septiembre, día internacional de la lucha contra los monocultivo de árboles, OLCA pone a...

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Chile: ¡No más expansión de pinos y eucaliptus! Selección de materiales de MapuExpress por el 21 de setiembre

Posted on Sep 20, 2013

Only available in Spanish –    En el marco del día internacional de Lucha contra los Monocultivos de Árboles este 21 de...

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The Pinochet forestry model and the expansionist efforts of irresponsible politicians and business owners

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

“El modelo forestal pinochetista y los intentos expansionistas de irresponsables políticos y empresarios” (The Pinochet forestry model...

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Mapuche conflict in Chile: The need for dialogue to address historic demands

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Since 1881, the Chilean state has attempted to “Chileanize” the Mapuche indigenous people, maintaining them in a state of permanent...

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Chile: Suspension of work on Pascua Lama mine project

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

A resolution adopted by the Chilean government’s National Geology and Mining Service ordered a temporary but total stoppage of drilling...

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Chile: Mapuche communities reclaim ancestral lands stolen by tree plantation companies

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Chile is currently debating amendments to Decree Law 701, which was passed during the first years of the military dictatorship and has been...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Chile: Serious impacts of FSC certified tree plantation company

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

The results of a research study carried out in different region, in 2010, by the Association of Forest Engineers for Native Forests were...

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Chile: Campaign against tree monoculture expansion

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

In Chile, the onslaught of big forestry business groups backed by the state means more than 3 million hectares covered with industrial...

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Chile: Forest fires and repression, the legacy of the industrial tree plantation model

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The new year got off to a fiery start in Chile, as seen in the national and international news reports of the devastating forest fires...

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Chile: A disastrous forestry model with new “branches” in Latin America

Posted on May 5, 2011

What the big forestry companies have done with our territories in Chile is so devastating, so sad and so irreversible that it brings to the...

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Chile: Monoculture tree plantations on Mapuche territory, certified by the FSC?

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Since 1974, industrial monoculture tree plantations have spread throughout Chile, and are particularly concentrated in the regions of...

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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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Chile: Professional foresters denounce violations by company certified by CERTFOR and FSC

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Tree plantations owned and operated by Forestal Valdivia S.A., a subsidiary of the Arauco group, have not only been granted certification...

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Chile: Research provides data on the role of native forests in the production of water

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

An article published in the newspaper “La Tercera”(1) and taken up on the Mapuche IMC blog (2) reveals the results of research carried...

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Chile: Opposition to government subsidies for the expansion of monoculture tree plantations

Posted on May 30, 2009

In response to the global economic crisis that erupted late last year, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced a series of...

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Chile – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Aug 1, 2008

 WRM information sheets on GE tree researchFirst posted: 1 August 2008 Last update: August 2014 Tree species being manipulated:Pine...

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Red Latinoamericana solicita al gobierno de Brasil y de Chile que suspenda investigación sobre árboles transgénicos

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

Only abailable in Spanish –  Comunicado de Prensa de RECOMA 16 de enero de 2008. En carta enviada a ambos gobiernos, la Red...

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Organizations from eight countries demand the FSC to withdraw its “green label” to several plantation companies

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

Press Release – September 1, 2006 Organizations from eight different countries are requesting the Forest Stewardship Council –a...

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Chile: Letter for the de-certification by the FSC of forestry companies

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

We, the undersigned, wish to express our concern about the certification of plantations in our country by the FSC, which is granting green...

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The economic and social context of monoculture tree plantations in Chile: the case of the commune of Lumaco, Araucania region

Posted on Aug 18, 2005

By René Montalba Navarro, Noelia Carrasco Henríquez and José Araya Cornejo By means of testimonials, documents and figures, the present...

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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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