World Rainforest Movement

Rubber Plantations

The rubber tree is originally from the Amazon forest but now spread over all tropical forest regions. Rubber plantations are increasingly large-scale, intensively-managed and even-aged plantations, for industrial purposes especially tires for the automotive industry. However, the plantations can also be managed by communities in small areas or mixed with other trees in forested areas, common in the Amazon. Plantations are about 10 million hectares worldwide (2010), and concentrated in Asia.


  • Protect Liberia’s unique forest heritage!

    Posted on July 15, 2016

    Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a palm oil company, holds hundreds of thousands hectares of land as an agricultural concession. GVL is now pushing to permit logging for export in its concession. International environmentalists are calling...

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