World Rainforest Movement

“New trends in the expansion of industrial tree monocultures in Latin America”, a WRM publication

nuevas_tendenciasThe area planted in eucalyptus and pine in Latin America has doubled in the past three decades, due to the action of national and transnational companies. Wood production is intended mainly for pulp and paper manufacture. WRM found several recent trends in this process, such as the expansion of monocultures of African palm (oil palm), greater research efforts into transgenic trees, the phenomenon of the “green economy” and the increasing involvement of speculative financial capital. These are described in the publication “New Trends in the Expansion of Industrial Tree Monocultures in Latin America” which aims to call attention to and disseminate information about these developments. See the publication (in Spanish and Portuguese) at