World Rainforest Movement

Women landowners in Central Bougainville block the Panguna Mine pact

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Women protesters led a blockade against the Panguna copper mine to prevent the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) between the...

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Laundering illegal timber: How tropical wood stolen through land grab makes its way to the furniture store

Posted on May 15, 2017

In 2013, with 3.1 million cubic meters of tropical wood exported, primarily to China, Papua New Guinea (PNG) became in recent years the...

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West Papua Oil Palm Atlas: The companies behind the plantation explosion

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

During the last few decades, Indonesia’s oil palm industry has been growing rapidly, but with the vast majority of this expansion on the...

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Relaunching destruction in Papua: monoculture agriculture project threatens indigenous lands and livelihoods

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

. For the last five years, the people of Merauke Regency, in Indonesia’s southern Papua province, have been resisting a...

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Papua-Wide meeting calls for 10 year Moratorium on Plantation and Forestry Industries

Posted on Feb 24, 2015

Representatives of indigenous communities, environmentalists and human rights defenders from all over West Papua met in Jayapura (4th-7th...

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Victory over Malaysian land grabbers in Papua New Guinea

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

The people of Collingwood Bay in Papua New Guinea have won back their land from Malaysian loggers and oil palm companies after a hard...

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Papua New Guinea

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Papua New Guinea: Indigenous peoples lose their rights to investors

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

We are witnessing a global process of agribusiness expansion and land grabbing in the South. Through lease, concession, even purchase,...

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Papua New Guinea: Women in Oil Palm Association become empowered

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

In late 2008, WRM and Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea/CELCOR  jointly organised a workshop with local women in Papua New Guinea. The...

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Papua New Guinea: Women against further expansion of oil palm

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

Oil palm production is increasing in Papua New Guinea, a country where 97% of the land is communally owned and most of its 5 million...

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Video: Women raise their voices against tree plantations

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

If after reading the above articles you (as a woman within an organization, as a member of a women’s movement, as an activist on human...

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Women raise their voices against tree plantations. Testimonies from Brazil, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

By the World Rainforest Movement and Forest and Biodiversity Program of Friends of the Earth International Screenplay: Flavio...

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Papua New Guinea: World Bank promoting oil palm and pushing people into poverty

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

The “Small Holder Agriculture Development Project” (SADP) is a World Bank loan recently granted to the PNG Government. The SADP...

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ADB and Smallholders Agriculture Projects in Papua New Guinea

Posted on Jun 22, 2003

Briefing Paper prepared by Lee Tan, Australian Conservation Foundation/Friends of the Earth Australia “We, the landowners are developing...

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Papua New Guinea: Forests saved against logging and oil palm plantation

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

Landowners of Maisin and Wanigela customary lands, in the Collingwood Bay area of Oro Province, have something to celebrate. In May 2002,...

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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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