World Rainforest Movement

China and Malaysia: furthering plantations and GE Trees

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

Much of the research into genetic engineering (GE) of trees focuses on following plantation industries’ wishes, which are most...

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Stop All Mekong Basin Dams!

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

On September 2014, fishing communities’ networks from Cambodia and Thailand met with great solidarity and commitment to share and voice...

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China: Worlds largest reforestation scheme fails to protect natural forests and threatens more

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

A study from Agroforestry World has shown that while China has increased the amount of tree cover with a reforestation and ‘payment for...

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Letter demanding the immediate cancellation of the Don Sahong Dam

Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Letter sent by the Save the Mekong Coalition, to the Mekong countries Prime Ministers demanding the immediate cancellation of the Don...

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BRICS, development and land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

In March 2013, the presidents of the so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – met in Durban, South...

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NGOs filed a complaint to United Nations against Stora Enso’s human rights violations in China

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

A group of eleven Finnish and international NGOs has filed a complaint to the UN Human Rights Council about human rights violations in...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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China: Local protesters stop plans of Oji Paper

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

The Japanese paper-making company Oji Paper Group runs a paper mill in Nantong, East China, and had plans to build a pipeline for...

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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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Mekong Citizens to Hand 15,000 Signature “Save the Mekong” Petition to Thai PM

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

PRESS RELEASE. In a bold outpouring of public concern for Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, more than 15,000 people from within the...

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China: Eucalyptus plantations – from Finland with conflict

Posted on May 30, 2009

Eucalyptus plantations have become a harsh issue for Chinese farmers of the villages north of the city of Hepu in the province of Guangxi,...

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Save the Mekong, a coalition to keep the river alive

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The Mekong River is one of the world’s major rivers and flows along 4,350 km (2,703 miles) draining an area of 795,000 km2. (1) As Aviva...

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China: Facing two evils -deforestation and monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The entrance of China into the global capitalist market with the ensuing accelerated expansion of its economy has been marked by a growing...

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Plantations in the mekong region: overview

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Eucalyptus, oil palm, rubber and jatropha monoculture plantations are expanding onto local communities’ lands and forests in the Mekong...

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China – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Aug 1, 2008

 WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Modified: 27 November 2008 Modified: 7 August 2009 Last update:...

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