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Uruguay free of mega-mining!

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

In December 2013, the Uruguay Free of Mega-mining Movement was formed in order to mobilize the public around the proposal to start...

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Monocultivos de árboles en América Latina: situación laboral y destrucción de economías locales

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

Only available in Spanish By the WRM and RECOMA Download as pdf here Las empresas que promueven plantaciones en gran escala de monocultivos...

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Uruguay: Transnationals lead land grabs in industrial tree plantation sector

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

In the early 1990s, as a result of the Forests Law of 1987, the area covered by tree plantations in Uruguay began to grow rapidly, with...

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Uruguay: New funds for industrial tree plantations

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

t was recently reported that the pulp and paper consortium Montes del Plata, a joint venture between Swedish-Finnish forestry giant Stora...

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Fourth March in Defence of the Land, Water and Life in Uruguay

Posted on May 30, 2013

Some 20,000 people participated in the 4th National March in Defence of the Land, Water and Life held on May 10, 2013 in Montevideo,...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Uruguay: Investment Funds charged with illegal afforestation in protected area

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

The Quebrada de los Cuervos canyon, located in the mountains of the Treinta y Tres District, was the first area to be registered as one of...

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Uruguay: Pulp plantations threaten dairy heartland

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

The Uruguayan economy is largely dependent on agriculture and livestock raising, in which the dairy industry plays an important role. The...

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STOP the expansion of monoculture tree plantations! – Montevideo Declaration

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 – Montevideo, Uruguay On the occasion of the International Day of Struggle Against Tree Plantations, September 21st,...

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Uruguay: The power of the plantation and pulp company Montes del Plata

Posted on May 5, 2011

Montes del Plata is the name of the joint venture created for operations in Uruguay by two forestry, pulp and paper transnationals: Arauco...

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Uruguay: Tree plantation workers and agrotoxic spraying

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

One of the promises made by plantation companies to gain support – from the government and from local communities – is that they will...

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Posco: Bad for India, bad for Uruguay and bad for the climate

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

As we reported in October 2009, the Korean steel company POSCO has been granted the opportunity both in India and in Uruguay to occupy...

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Uruguay: A new opportunity for much-needed debate on the pulp-plantation model

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Over the last few years, Uruguay has gained international attention as a result of the drawn-out conflict with Argentina over plans for the...

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Uruguay: A place where the lies about plantations are all too obvious

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

Everywhere in the world where large-scale monoculture tree plantations are established, their arrival is preceded by a series of promises...

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Posco: Destroying forests in India and establishing carbon sink plantations in Uruguay

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

Uruguay and the Republic of Korea have recently signed an Agreement for Investment Promotion and Protection which, according to Uruguayan...

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Uruguay: The Ence, Arauco and Stora Enso’s eucalyptus and pulp fairytales

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

Monoculture tree plantations continue to advance over the Uruguayan grasslands and now occupy almost one million hectares of land that was...

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Uruguay: A new land redistribution…in favour of forestry companies

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

In Uruguay at the end of the forties, the State promoted an exemplary initiative, the creation of the National Settlement Institute...

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Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

By Chris Lang The area of industrial tree plantations is expanding in the global South. Vast areas of monocultures have been established to...

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Uruguay: Eucalyptus plantations degrade soils and release carbon

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

In spite of all the scientific evidence existing on the negative impacts of large scale monoculture tree plantations, the Climate Change...

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Organizations from eight countries demand the FSC to withdraw its “green label” to several plantation companies

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

Press Release – September 1, 2006 Organizations from eight different countries are requesting the Forest Stewardship Council –a...

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Uruguay: Letter for the de-certification of EUFORES, COFOSA, COFUSA and FYMNSA

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

We the undersigned wish to register our concern over the certification of tree plantations in our country by the FSC, which has granted a...

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Greenwash: Critical analysis of FSC certification of industrial tree monocultures in Uruguay

Posted on Apr 25, 2006

By Ricardo Carrere The aim of this report is to provide documented information and analysis to all those who are currently struggling...

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Uruguay: What is FSC certifying?

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

In Uruguay, all forests are protected by law and their exploitation is forbidden unless expressly authorised by the bodies in charge of...

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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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Uruguay: Will IDB-funded private port include a pulp mill?

Posted on Jan 21, 2002

The Department of Rio Negro, located in the western side of Uruguay, presently has 70,510 hectares of plantations (mainly eucalyptus) which...

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Uruguay: An example of FAO’s “expertise” on forests

Posted on May 12, 2001

The FAO is portrayed by many as the expert body on forests. One single example will suffice to question FAO’s alleged expertise. The...

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Uruguay: No transgenic trees … for the time being

Posted on Dec 13, 2000

For more than 10 years Uruguay has been implementing an unsustainable forestry model, substituting its natural prairie ecosystems with...

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Networking in action: Australia-Uruguay

Posted on Dec 20, 1999

Last November we received a message from the Tasmania based NGO Native Forest Network-Southern Hemisphere (NFN), informing that the...

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