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“Conservationists, are you listening?” Baka Indigenous Peoples in Cameroon

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

In southeast Cameroon, Baka Indigenous Peoples and their neighbours continue to be illegally evicted in the name of conservation, most...

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Emerging without submerging: the challenge of international policies on the environment in Central Africa

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

Central Africa is flooded with regional and international initiatives to manage its natural resources. In this forest region par...

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing both people and biodiversity

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(1) The creation of “protected areas” throughout the world is mainly based on a philosophy that originated in the United States (US)...

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The Congo Basin: in the Sights of Capital

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

The Congo Basin in Central Africa contains the second largest forest in the world. Its extensive territory is shared by six countries: the...

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Racism: A Legacy of Colonial Power

Posted on May 6, 2016

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi warns us of the risks of listening to the same version of a story over and over again. That story we...

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Timber business over Cambodia’s “protected” forests

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

Ancient forests are being lost at an “unprecedented” rate from protected lands in Cambodia, according to a new report from the...

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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

  For almost 20 years, the United Nations climate negotiations have promoted the carbon market as the flagship ‘solution’ for...

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Thailand’s New ‘Forestry Master Plan’: Same old strategy dressed up in new clothes

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

    On 31 July 2014, the ‘Forestry Master Plan’ (FMP) was issued by Thailand’s Internal Security Operations Command and...

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Two-years research into business links of the NGO WWF in all corners of the world uncover the true face of the panda

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

The Silence of the Pandas became a German bestseller in 2012. A series of injunctions and court cases launched by WWF delayed publication...

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“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Also available in Bahasa – Translated by KIARA Text: Winfridus Overbeek Photos: Redmanglar Internacional, Kiara, CPP,...

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Indonesian logger: “cleared peat forest doesn’t have high conservation value”

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

For Indonesian logging company Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), clearing of peat forest on an island of...

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Russia: How to combine forest conservation and a traditional use of nature?

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The Russian Federation, located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, is the world’s largest country in terms of area. Part of this...

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India: Forest struggles at the crossroads

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

One can still come across unfragmented forests and wilderness landscapes in India, some of them comprising the type of structural and...

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India: Evicted for “tiger conservation”

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

With similar arguments as people in conservation areas who have been evicted for REDD, like the Sengwer case in Kenya...

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APRIL clears high conservation value forest in Sumatra’s Kampar Peninsula, as it breaks its own commitment

Posted on May 7, 2014

APRIL clears high conservation value forest in Sumatra’s Kampar Peninsula, as it breaks its own commitment, is an Investigative Report of...

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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

By Joanna Cabello, World Rainforest Movement Document published in “Leyes, políticas y economía verde al servicio del despojo de...

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The Monte Pascoal‐Pau Brasil ecological corridor carbon, community and biodiversity initiative: another carbon offset failure

Posted on Nov 17, 2013

by Jutta Kill, World Rainforest Movement. Document published in “Leyes, políticas y economía verde al servicio del despojo de los...

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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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A brief overview of deforestation in tropical forests

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

1. Introduction UN climate negotiations have sparked a new wave of international interest in the fate of tropical forests. Their...

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Protected Areas and High Conservation Value Forests

Posted on Feb 26, 2013

Creating protected areas has been a ‘colonial’ model of conservation created in the USA and exported to the rest of the world and for...

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Indian organizations declared all the Tiger Reserves in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserves as illegal

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Following a collaborative study conducted in the four Protected Areas: Nagarhole, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Wayanad, several social groups...

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Malaysia: Industrial acacia plantations violate and threaten the rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The state government of Sarawak has conceded a total area of 490,000 hectares for industrial tree plantations of acacia, the biggest area...

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Green Economics in Brazil: Women talk about the impact of the SPVS REDD project and a Boticário Foundation protected area

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Testimonies of community women impacted by carbon and forest conservation projects that today are included in the so-called Green Economy.

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Environmental Human Rights Advocates Challenge REDD+ in Chiapas and in California

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Social organizations try to prevent a Chiapas-California REDD agreement from going forward. They denounce the potential for increased emissions in California on the one hand and landgrabs in Chiapas on the other.

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REDD and the Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Costa Rica is currently known throughout the world for its efforts in forest conservation. This “success” is mainly attributable to its...

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Disputed territory: new video on the green economy versus community-based economies in southern Brazil

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil in a disputed territory where the green economy competes with community-based economies.

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Disputed Territory. The green economy versus community-based economies

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

Produced by the World Rainforest Movement Interviews: Winnie Overbeek Camera and Edition: Flavio Pazos. A story of the peoples of the...

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Green Economy in Brazil, the privatization of the Atlantic Forest: impacts from REDD projects and nature reserves on women and men in traditional communities

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

by Winfridus Overbeek The forest known as the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) in Brazil is one of the richest biomes in the planet in...

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Gathering support for Indian forest communities at the CDB

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  In 2006, the Indian Parliament enacted the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)...

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Boletín Especial de la Red Oilwatch sobre Areas protegidas

Posted on Jul 23, 2005

Only available in Spanish –  Resistencia – Número 55 – Julio del 2005En el marco del Convenio sobre Diversidad...

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Joint Statement on Protected Areas to the 7th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity

Posted on Feb 11, 2004

Friends of the Earth International – World Rainforest Movement – Oilwatch. Kuala Lumpur, 11 February 2004 The World Rainforest...

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Protected Areas. Protected Against Whom?

Posted on Jan 8, 2004

by Oilwatch and World Rainforest Movement. This publication has been jointly produced by Oilwatch and the World Rainforest Movement for...

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Salvaging Nature: Indigenous Peoples, Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation

Posted on Aug 8, 2003

By Marcus Colchester Salvaging Nature was first published in 1994 as a discussion document of the United Nations Research Institute for...

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