World Rainforest Movement




Local Struggles against Plantations

The expansion of large-scale tree monoculture plantations give rise to intense conflicts with local communities because of the broad range of negative impacts these plantations have on local communities. One of the main reasons for communities to struggle against plantations is the loss of the territory on which they depend, often including forest areas, but also savannah and natural grassland areas.

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  • Sign the statement! NO to nature-based dispossessions!

    Posted on September 27, 2021

    Groups from around the world call on movements and organizations committed to climate, environmental and social justice to sign statement unequivocally rejecting “Nature-Based Solutions” and all offset schemes. Such schemes are not...

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  • International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2020

    Posted on September 9, 2020

    It is a day for organizations, networks and movements to celebrate resistance and raise their voices to demand, “Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree Plantations!”

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  • Resistance to UPM in Uruguay

    Posted on February 26, 2020

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  • Community struggles against oil palm company Feronia-PHC in the DR Congo

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    In 2009, the global food corporation Unilever sold its palm oil subsidiary Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to the Canadian company Feronia. European Development Banks provided over...

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  • Brazil: Open Letter Against Tree Monocultures

    Posted on September 27, 2019

    A threat spreads across our territories. Under the misleading name of “reforestation”, which sounds quite nice, huge plantations of exotic – and even genetically engineered – trees have been set up in Brazil by transnational corporations. True “green deserts” lead to the extinction of countless species of our fauna and flora and changed the fundamental characteristics of our incredible natural and cultural landscapes, with clear social and environmental impacts, threatening the traditional ways of life of peoples and communities.

    As the first country in Latin America to deregulate a genetically engineered tree (a eucalyptus species) and with a favorable political environment, Brazil has become a reference for transnational companies to carry out their projects. Precisely for this reason, the World Congress of IUFRO – International Union of Forest Research Organizations – will be held in Brazil, between September 29th and October 5th, in Curitiba, Paraná. We reject this corporate event, where false solutions and new ways to increase corporate profits will be discussed, at the expense of the commons.

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  • International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2019

    Posted on September 13, 2019

    September 21, the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for organizations, networks and movements to celebrate resistance and raise their voices to demand, “Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree...

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  • Educating FAO: an urgent need! | March 21st 2019 – International Day of Forests

    Posted on March 18, 2019

    FAO , chose Forests and Education as the theme for 2019 and underlines the importance of investing in forest education. But what does FAO mean by “forest education”?

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  • Sign the statement! RSPO: 14 years failing to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

    Posted on November 7, 2018

    We invite organizations to sign on and support the statement, which denounces that the RSPO, since it was created 14 years ago, has been a tool that served the corporate interests of the oil palm sector

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  • Justice for Berta Cáceres and COPINH

    Posted on March 5, 2016

    Berta Cáceres, coordinator of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was murdered on March 2, 2016. Organizations around the world rose up in protest in Berta’s name. She is yet another victim...

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  • International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2015

    Posted on September 17, 2015

    On September 21st we celebrate the International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures. This date, that was launched in 2004, in Brazil, by the Alert against the Green Desert Network, serves to create a special moment in the year to...

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  • International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2012

    Posted on September 1, 2012

    September 21, the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for our organizations, networks and movements to celebrateresistance and raise our voices to demand, Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree Plantations!...

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  • International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2010

    Posted on September 21, 2010

    September 21, the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for organizations, networks and movements to celebrate resistance and raise their voices to demand, “Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree...

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  • International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2009

    Posted on August 21, 2009

    September 21, the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for organizations, networks and movements to celebrate resistance and raise their voices to demand, “Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree...

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  • International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2008

    Posted on September 21, 2008

    September 21, the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for organizations, networks and movements to celebrate resistance and raise their voices to demand, “Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree...

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