World Rainforest Movement

The Racist Colonial Roots of Western Forest Conservation: A look into a REDD project in Kenya

Posted on May 9, 2016

It would be both ahistorical and apolitical to not firmly locate the roots of the western concepts of nature conservation to the colonial...

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African Amazons fight destruction of forests

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

In recent decades, the sustainable management of natural resources and the conservation of biological diversity have become a major...

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REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD projects or programmes with a common...

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Your support in needed! The Sengwer people in Kenya is being forcibly evicted from its territory

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

Dear friends, your support in needed! The Sengwer people – an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in the Cherangany hills in Kenya- is...

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Forced Relocation of Sengwer People proves urgency of canceling REDD

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

February 25, 2014 Download here the full letter in pdf format with the final list of sign-ons  We, the No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN)...

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Kenya: Appeal against forced eviction from Embobut Forest

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

Some 6000-7000 indigenous people and other communities in Embobut Forest in the Cherangany Hills of the ElgeyoMarakwet County, in Kenya,...

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Recognising Sacred Natural Sites and Territories in Kenya: An Analysis of how the Kenyan Constitution, National and International Laws can Support the Recognition of Sacred Natural Sites and their Community Governance Systems

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

New report: “Recognising Sacred Natural Sites and Territories in Kenya: An Analysis of how the Kenyan Constitution, National and...

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Kenya: Laureate Maathai advises discouraging plantation of Eucalyptus

Posted on May 5, 2011

When Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai launched in 1977 the Green Belt Movement – promoting  the planting of indigenous trees...

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Kenya: The Forest Service to the rescue of eucalyptus

Posted on May 30, 2010

Concerns have been raised in Kenya about the high water consumption of eucalyptus trees, which in 2009 led the country’s Environment...

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Kenya: Ogiek’s rights violated by climate change and by measures to stop it

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

The Mau Complex – the largest forest of Kenya – has been the ancestral home of the Ogiek Community. Although extremely important in...

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Mounting pressure against eucalyptus in Kenya, described as the “water guzzler”

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

Something extremely interesting is currently happening in Kenya. On the one hand, the country’s Environment Minister, John Michuki, has...

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Kenya: Projected sugar cane plantations may wipe out invaluable Tana River Delta

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The Tana River Delta is one of the most important wetlands in Africa and among the largest and most important freshwater wetland systems of...

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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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