World Rainforest Movement

“Sacred Sites are living places”: the voices of Custodians in Africa

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

The short film “Sacred Voices”, supported by the African Biodiversity Network and the Gaia Foundation, shares the messages of eight...

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Let´s stop further destruction by Bidco Africa industrial oil palm plantations

Posted on Jun 10, 2016

Dear friends, we ask for your support. Our colleagues from the No2Bidco Campaign in Uganda and Kenya have contacted us to request support...

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Uganda: “A common right”

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

A film from “The Source Project” looks at how communities in the Karamoja region of Uganda have been organising along with the Uganda...

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Wilmar International: Destroying lives for profit

Posted on May 6, 2015

The radio program Growing Voices, from Radio Mundo Real, discusses the impacts of the highly criticized Wilmar International, one of the...

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Carbon violence: the impacts of Green Resources’ carbon plantation in Uganda

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

A new report by the Oakland Institute introduces the term ‘carbon violence’ to describe the impact of Green Resources’ plantation...

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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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EU support for wood-based ‘bioenergy’ fuels forest destruction and land-grabbing

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    Back in 2009, the European Union agreed on a 20% renewable energy target by 2020. Most of the target is expected to be met...

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Uganda: Carbon plantations generate benefits for foreign investors and certifiers while communities pay prize of displaced livelihoods

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

The commercial tree plantation located in the Kiboga District, the ‘cattle corridor’ of mid-western Uganda, under the name of...

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REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

The Global Forest Coalition launched a new report on ‘REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation’...

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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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MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS – Uganda – Promotion of plantation agriculture – a disgrace to human kind and environment

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Uganda like many other African countries is in the campaign drive of promoting plantations under the guise of creating income and other...

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Devastating Impact of World Bank Backing for Land Investments in Uganda – VIDEO

Posted on Apr 23, 2012

    Released on the eve of the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington DC, April 23-26, 2012, two new films...

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Uganda: New Forests Company – FSC legitimizes the eviction of thousands of people from their land and the sale of carbon credits

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Oxfam International recently released an eye-opening report on the activities of UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) in Uganda. The company...

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Uganda: Carbon sink plantation – where trees are more important than people

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The UK-based New Forests Company is establishing tree plantations in Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania. The company states that “Whilst...

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Uganda: BIDCO Oil palm plantation expansion will further put at risk local communities livelihoods

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

BIDCO, the largest and fastest growing manufacturer of vegetable oils, fats, margarine, soaps and protein concentrates in East and Central...

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Uganda: The Batwa issue declaration calling for their rights to be recognized

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The Batwa (often described as “pygmies”) are widely regarded as the original forest-dwelling inhabitants of the Equatorial forest in...

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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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A funny place to store carbon: UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda

Posted on Dec 22, 2006

By Chris Lang and Timothy Byakola “A funny place to store carbon: UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon National...

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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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