World Rainforest Movement

Mashamba makubwa ya miti kwa ajili ya viwanda yanavyovamia Mashariki na Kusini mwa Afrika

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Taarifa hii ya pamoja kati ya Timberwatch Coalition na World Rainforest Movement inalenga katika mambo mbalimbali ya ndani na nje...

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Madagascar: The “offsetting non-sense”

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

“It is an absurdity, as well as an injustice that they take away our forest claiming that they want to protect it, while in reality...

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Madagascar: Citizens’ protests put Soamahamanina mining project on hold

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Five villagers arbitrarily arrested in September 2016 during protests against a Jiuxing Mines gold mining project located 70km west of the...

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Industrial Tree Plantations Invading Eastern and Southern Africa

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

New briefing: “Industrial Tree Plantations Invading Eastern and Southern Africa” In the context of emerging global trends in...

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Rio Tinto in Madagascar: A mine destroying the unique biodiversity of the littoral zone of Fort Dauphin

Posted on Jun 21, 2016

Representatives from the world’s most notorious mining companies are meeting at the ‘Responsible Extractives Summit’ in...

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Fanonerana harena voajanahary ataon’ny Rio Tinto ao Madagasikara

Posted on Jun 9, 2016

MALAGASY. Fangoronan-tany avo roa heny amin’ny anaran’ny harena voajanahary ? Taona tato ho ato, ireo kaompania mpitrandraka dia...

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Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar: How culture and religion are used to enforce restrictions

Posted on May 9, 2016

In September 2015, Re:Common and WRM investigated one of the most widely advertised biodiversity compensation initiatives in the mining...

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New report: Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

On the occasion of the Rio Tinto AGM on 14 April 2016 in London, Re:Common and the World Rainforest Movement, in collaboration with...

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Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar – Double landgrab in the name of biodiversity?

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

A field report by WRM and Re:Common Also available in Malagasy In recent years mining companies have become actively engaged in...

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International petition to save the malagasy farmers and local communities against new threats to their lands

Posted on Oct 16, 2015

The platform SIF and Collective TANY call on the Malagasy public opinion and all citizens worldwide to sign a petition to urge the...

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Let’s save malagasy farmers against new threats to their lands

Posted on Oct 16, 2015

  Ladies and gentlemen, The Platform of the Actors on Land – SIF – and the Collective for the Defense of Malagasy Lands – TANY...

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Mining activities and environmental protection in Madagascar

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

    In Madagascar, a big island of 587 000 km2 in the Indian Ocean famous for its exceptional biodiversity and for its subsoil...

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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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Mozambique: More tree plantations increasing the threat on food sovereignty

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

Mozambique is a country where tree plantations dates back to colonial times, when Portugal encouraged the planting of eucalyptus and pine...

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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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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Madagascar: Forest communities impacted by a Rio Tinto mine

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and is usually portrayed as being one of the poorest countries in Africa, with over...

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The impact of Forest Conservation policies on forest dependent communities in SE Madagascar. Lessons for sustainability of Madagascar’s New Protected Areas

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Madagascar is one of the world’s most impoverished countries. 70% of the population lives below the poverty line, the majority working in...

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