World Rainforest Movement

Manifesto for the International Day for the defense of the mangrove forests

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Since 2004, through the International ‘Redmanglar’ (Mangrove Network) – which brings together communities, organizations,...

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RAMSAR, “Classifying Destruction”: shrimp farms and salt mines are not wetlands!

Posted on Jun 5, 2015

Press release. Redmanglar Internacional questions the fact that shrimp farms, fish culture ponds and salt mines are considered by the...

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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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July 26: International Day for the Defense of Mangrove Ecosystems

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

Mangrove peoples and communities have a close bond with mangroves, fishing and the seas. Mangroves and the seas are wholly interconnected...

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International Day of the Mangrove Ecosystem Defense – July 26, 2014

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

The mangrove ecosystem towns and communities have a close bond with the mangrove swamps, fishing and with the oceans. Mangroves swamps...

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Mangrove territories: “Culture, tradition and a vital space for coastal peoples”

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

Communities, peoples and civil society organizations have worked for years to raise the visibility of the significant benefits of the...

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The struggle of the people who depend on mangroves: A struggle for visibility, for rights, and against destructive consumption

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: Greenpeace International) Mangroves, which are a type of forest, could be considered the most forgotten or invisible tropical...

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SSNC campaign to save mangroves and the communities who depend on them

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The shrimp industry has boomed over the last 20 years as the result of production on large industrial shrimp farms, which have devastating...

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Bangladesh: Impacts of the shrimp farming industry on women

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: SSNC) The negative patterns of land grabbing and intimidation recorded by a Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)...

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Tanzania: Conserving mangroves … for tourism and big business

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

The land grabbing effect of conservation projects is rarely considered in the current discussion of global ‘land grabbing’. In...

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Keep tiger prawns off your plate

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

“Keep tiger prawns off your plate” – video of SSNC campaign,...

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Question your Shrimp

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

“Question your Shrimp” – Mangrove Action Proyect (MAP),...

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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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Ecuador: Ancestral peoples of the mangrove forests attacked and evicted

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

At 9:00 a.m. on December 4, uniformed officers of the National Police set fire to the homes and crops of residents and families in Bilsa,...

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Shrimp Farming

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

Industrial shrimp farming is an activity which is the main driver of destruction of mangrove forests, of which about 15.1 million ha...

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Certification of shrimp farming endangers mangroves

Posted on May 5, 2011

Certification has become a perverse tool in the hands of big corporations that are using it like a “green seal” to impose intrinsically...

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Honduras: Shrimp farm expansion within a Ramsar Site and protected area

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Wetlands are ecosystems having a high biodiversity, temporarily or permanently flooded by fresh water, brackish water, mixed waters or sea...

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Africa: The huge value of mangroves for communities

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Africa is richly endowed with mangroves, which cover over 3.2 million hectares, extending from Mauritania to Angola on the Atlantic coast...

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Mangrove Action Day- July 26th

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Mangrove Action Project (MAP) has been working since 1992 to halt the rampant destruction of the earth’s mangrove forest wetlands...

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Bangladesh: losing mangroves to shrimp farming leads to food loss and environmental insecurity

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Industrial shrimp farming has been a major cause of mangrove wetlands destruction in Bangladesh –some 45%- and has led to biodiversity...

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Ecuador: Disputes against shrimp farming contribute to women’s lib

Posted on May 30, 2009

In Muisne, on the Northeast coast of Ecuador, the inhabitants have developed a lifestyle adapted to mangrove ecosystems, based on fishing...

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The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

Posted on Dec 17, 2002

Forests are one of the most valuable eco-systems in the world, containing over 60 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. This...

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Mangroves: Local livelihoods vs. corporate profits

Posted on Dec 9, 2002

Generally speaking, public perception regarding tropical forests rarely includes mangrove forests, in spite of the fact that this type of...

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