World Rainforest Movement

Water and Plantations

The question of whether industrial tree plantations dry up local rivers, streams and wells has been one of the most contested issues involving local people and industrial tree plantations companies. In all documented accounts of local community reactions to industrial tree plantations, without exception, people complain that their water sources have dwindled or dried up, directly related to the fast growth rate of for example eucalyptus trees and the large scale of plantations.

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  • Defend Life!

    Posted on September 11, 2009

    Animation about the differences to local people between a forest and a tree plantation. Produced by the World Rainforest Movement Created by Flavio Pazos If you have troubles watching the video, try using Chrome You can download the...

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