World Rainforest Movement

Briefing: The impacts of industrial tree plantations on water

When communities denounce the water shortages they experience as a result of tree monocultures, the empirical evidence they present is often discredited and ridiculed in public by proponents of monoculture tree plantations who claim that there is no scientific evidence to back up the communities’ demands. The Briefing combines empirical evidence based on community experience with evidence derived from Western science that reinforces what communities already know and have long been saying about the impacts large-scale monoculture tree plantations have on water resources.

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Available in Portuguese:árboles-PORTUGUES.pdf