World Rainforest Movement

Protect Liberia’s unique forest heritage!

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a palm oil company, holds hundreds of thousands hectares of land as an agricultural concession. GVL is now...

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Protect Liberia’s unique forest heritage!

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a palm oil company, holds hundreds of thousands hectares of land as an agricultural concession. GVL is now...

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Forests under siege: Liberia may intensify forest destruction

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

“The world’s forests remain under threat from illegal logging… Illegal logging perpetuates corruption, undermines livelihoods, fuels...

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Liberia: Vambo Community Activists ask for international support against gold mining

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

 Could you tell us who are the Vambo Community Activists?The Vambo Township Development Association is made up of ordinary people...

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African resistance to land grabs by plantation companies Bolloré and Socfin

Posted on May 6, 2015

Peasant farmers deprived of their lands launch a series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon, Liberia, Cambodia and Côte...

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World Bank paving the way for a national biodiversity offset strategy in Liberia

Posted on May 6, 2015

In March 2015, the World Bank presented a report that will help mining companies operating in Liberia present themselves as saviours of...

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Support the Jogbahn Clan in Liberia: Tell Equatorial Palm Oil NO means NO!

Posted on May 13, 2014

Dear friends, our friends from Liberia are requesting our support. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is fighting to keep their home....

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Liberia – RSPO’s inability to address root causes of the conflict related to Sime Darby’s operations

Posted on May 7, 2014

One would expect that RSPO members also uphold RSPO principles and criteria when they expand their operations on the African continent,...

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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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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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Liberia: Plantation expansion and the plunder of a continent

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

  “Liberians are healthier, better fed, have more income, consume more, are more literate and enjoy the greatest amount of freedom...

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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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Live or drive, a choice has to be made

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

“Live or drive, a choice has to be made”, a case study of Sime Darby operations in Liberia, basta! and Friends of the Earth France,...

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Liberian women impacted by expansion of Sime Darby’s oil palm plantations

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The Garwula District, in Grand Cape Mount County, is one of the areas affected by the 63-year lease agreement signed by the Malaysian giant...

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Liberia: Action against the expansion of oil palm plantations by Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The three leading Liberian civil society organizations Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU), and...

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Liberia: Our future is now – communities gather to discuss oil palm expansion and to repair and prevent human rights violations

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Under the slogan ´Our Future is Now´, more than 150 people – men, women, youth and elderly – from communities inside oil palm...

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Liberia

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Liberia: Uncertain futures. The impacts of Sime Darby on communities

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

Liberia, a small West African country with a population of approximately 3.5 million people, has a predominantly agrarian economy, with...

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Uncertain Futures. The impacts of Sime Darby on communities in Liberia

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

By Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor Media Brief Large-scale land grant to Sime Darby to grow oil palm in Liberia threatens the rights of...

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Liberia: The case of Vattenfall – African timber to save the climate in Germany?

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

The Swedish state-owned multinational Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest energy producer. Its affiliate Vattenfall Europe, based in...

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Liberia: Country Heading for Disaster -timber industry set to reopen despite widespread concerns and evidence pointing high potential for illegal logging

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Liberia’s forests hold great promise for its people, but that promise is quickly evaporating as the Liberian government mismanages this...

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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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