World Rainforest Movement

Defending the body-earth territory: an alternative for social movements in resistance (1)

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

The Rancho Grande municipality in northern Nicaragua is facing installation of an open-pit gold mine by Canadian company B2Gold. With over...

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“This Land is for All of We”: A Rama community in Bangkukuk, Nicaragua, speaks out about the Grand Canal Project

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

For centuries, the Rama people have lived on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. In June of 2013, the Nicaraguan government signed an...

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Coastal forests threatened by tourism

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The tropical and subtropical coasts of Latin America, in Mexico, Brazil and most Central American and Caribbean countries, have been...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Meso-America: Communities issue statement on protected areas

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The concept of protected areas, born in the United States in the nineteenth century as an idea of conservation by establishing “national...

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Nicaragua: Reforestation as Part of Community-Based Farm Planning in Rio San Juan

Posted on Oct 7, 2002

The Department of Rio San Juan is located near the southern frontier of Nicaragua, bordering Costa Rica, and the municipality of El...

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Nicaragua: Indigenous people win major legal battle

Posted on Sep 11, 2001

The Mayagna Indian Community of Awas Tingni has won a major legal battle against the government of Nicaragua. On September 17, 2001, the...

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Nicaragua: US United Fruit, oil palm and forest destruction

Posted on Jun 12, 2001

The history of oil palm in Central America is closely linked to the history of the economic group United Fruit. Preston and Keith, two US...

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Nicaragua: The adoption of the “Chilean plantation model”

Posted on Oct 16, 2000

Nicaragua is still considered the country having the largest forest cover in Central America, and that with the most extensive primary...

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Nicaragua: Indigenous peoples’ rights and the Bosawas Reserve

Posted on Sep 17, 2000

The East of Nicaragua is known as the Atlantic Coast (Costa Atlántica), and is geographically divided in a Northern and a Southern region....

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Nicaragua: will Smartwood certify depredatory logging company?

Posted on Jan 20, 2000

In February 1998, representatives of indigenous communities -Sumus and Miskitos- local and regional authorities, environmental NGOs, and...

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Nicaragua: Australian gold mining company in the rainforest

Posted on Jul 24, 1999

Recursos Nicaraguenses y Australianos S.A. (RENAUSTRA), financed by the Australian companies Mars Geosciencies and Boss Resources Corp., is...

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