World Rainforest Movement

WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 56 – March 2002

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: Forest biodiversity

The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity will soon meet in The Hague and we have therefore decided to focus this WRM bulletin on forest biodiversity, which is the main theme to be addressed by that meeting. We have tried to reflect the major problems being faced by forests and forest peoples with respect to biodiversity loss, while at the same time highlighting some of the main actors responsible for forest destruction and degradation. The aim is to generate more public awareness in order to generate pressure on governments to make them fulfil the obligations stemming from a legally-binding instrument such as this Convention.