World Rainforest Movement

International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

On 21st of September organisations and individuals around the world give visibility to the countless struggles against the expansion of large-scale monoculture tree plantations. Eucalyptus, pine, acacia, rubber, teak, oil palm and other types of industrial plantations cause disastrous impacts. This day also underlines the damaging impacts of this monoculture production model. Damage includes the depletion of water sources, the displacement or enclosure of communities, large-scale deforestation as well as air and water pollution due to the use of agrotoxins, violations of human and collective rights, labour and environmental regulations, destruction of local livelihoods, economies and cultures and widespread violence.  Join the celebrations of fertile resistance that is growing in many places. Access the special section on WRM’s website here: