World Rainforest Movement

Under the radar: A brief summary of the situation of environmental defenders in Central Africa

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

This report aims to draw attention to violations and threats that environmental justice defenders in Central Africa are facing,...

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West African women defend traditional palm oil

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

A video produced by GRAIN shows how rural women in West Africa are working to protect traditional palm oil production in the face of the...

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Infrastructure, development and natural resources in Africa: A few examples from Cameroon

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(*) In a world characterized by sluggish economic growth, Africa is often presented as the continent of the future, with average growth of...

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing both people and biodiversity

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(1) The creation of “protected areas” throughout the world is mainly based on a philosophy that originated in the United States (US)...

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Land grabbing: Tactics used by European actors abroad

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(1) Current land grabbing practices include the capture of control of relatively vast tracts of land through a variety of mechanisms. In...

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The Congo Basin: in the Sights of Capital

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

The Congo Basin in Central Africa contains the second largest forest in the world. Its extensive territory is shared by six countries: the...

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Community-based Forest Management in the Congo Basin

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

A report from the Rainforest Foundation UK, shows how attempts of community based forest management in the Congo Basin thus far have not...

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Development of the extractive sector and impacts on communities and biodiversity in the countries of the Congo Basin

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

The countries of the Congo Basin are known for their extraordinary wealth of biodiversity and cultural diversity of their peoples. And...

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Trading communal rights in Gabon: The ‘Sustainable Development’ Law

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

The government of Gabon adopted a new ‘Sustainable Development’ Law in August 2014. This Law is the first that introduces credits not...

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The expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in Africa: A call for greater solidarity and action 

Posted on May 7, 2014

In late 2013, a group of representatives of African, Indonesian and international NGOs met with members of La Via Campesina and the...

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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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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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Oil Palm in Africa. Voices from the communities

Posted on Sep 13, 2013

Industrial oil palm plantations are rapidly expanding, not only in Liberia. In many African countries expansion projects are happening and...

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Oil Palm in Africa – Interactive Map

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

We have produced an interactive map that sumarizes some of the information gathered in the  publication “Oil palm in Africa: past,...

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Oil palm in Africa: past, present and future scenarios – 2013 update

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

Original version by Ricardo Carrere – updated by the WRM in 2013. Oil palm is a traditional native crop for West and Central African...

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Étude sur l’impact des plantations agro-industrielles de palmiers à huile et d’hévéas sur les populations du Gabon

Posted on Mar 2, 2013

Only available in French By Franck Ndijimbi. The NGO Brainforest, in collaboration with FERN and WRM, has conducted this study on the...

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Gabon: New study warns of impacts of the expansion of oil palm and rubber tree plantations

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Tropical rainforests cover 85% of the total land area in Gabon. They are home to an immense diversity of species, on which some 300,000...

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Gabon

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Open letter to the Gabonese government authorities

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

ACTION ALERT – GABON  As many countries in Africa, Gabon is facing an alarming rate of expansion of oil palm and rubber...

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Gabon: Resisting Olam land grabbing for oil palm plantations

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Oil palm has traditionally been part of the culture of West and Central African communities, who have planted it on their own lands or...

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Sold Down the River – The Need to Control Transnational Forestry Corporations: A European Case Study

Posted on Apr 17, 2011

By Forests Monitor, 2001 Sold Down the River – The Need to Control Transnational Forestry Corporations: A European Case...

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REDD in the Congo Basin

Posted on Dec 11, 2010

The forest of the Congo Basin expands over an area of continuous tropical rainforest cover only second to that of the Amazon forest. The...

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Gabon: Marc Ona Essangui awarded 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize

Posted on May 30, 2009

At a ceremony held in San Francisco, USA on 20 April 2009, Marc Ona Essangui was presented with the prestigious Goldman Environmental...

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Oil palm and rubber plantations in Western and Central Africa: An Overview

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Oil palm and rubber plantations are very similar in many respects, but there is something that clearly differentiates them: oil palm is a...

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