World Rainforest Movement

Gabon: Communities Say NO to the Great Mayumba Project

Posted on Nov 26, 2021

Communities in Nyanga province, Gabon, released the Bana / Mayumba Declaration in which they call for the suspension of the GRANDE MAYUMBA project, a multi-concession megaproject marketing as a so-called Nature-Based Solution.

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More than 250 groups say NO to “Nature-Based Solutions”!

Posted on Nov 1, 2021

The statement calls on climate, environmental and social justice movements to unequivocally reject “Nature-Based Solutions” and all offset schemes because they are not designed to address the climate crisis. It remains open for sign-on until the end of 2021.

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Public letter of the International Meeting “How to Resist Monoculture Plantations”

Posted on Sep 30, 2021

21 September, 2021 – International Day of Struggle against Industrial Tree Plantations.

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Ecuador: Solidaridad con los Defensores de Barranquilla de San Javier

Posted on Sep 29, 2021

Only available in Spanish.

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Manifesto Rede Alerta contra os Desertos Verdes (21 de setembro 2021)

Posted on Sep 29, 2021

(Only available in Portuguese)

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Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Climate Change

Posted on Sep 12, 2021

Statement Condemns Proposed Use of Genetically Engineered Trees in Wrong-Headed Climate Mitigation Schemes.

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ALERT! Karen indigenous communities face danger after returning to their ancestral territory in Thailand

Posted on Aug 3, 2021

They have been living in the Kaeng Krachan forests for generations. When a National Park was created, they started to suffer violence and evictions. 22 people have been prosecuted this year. They could face a jail term of 4 to 20 years.

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Letter in Defense of the Amazon and Mother Earth, Against the Invasion of Capital, Extreme Violence and Green Scams

Posted on Jun 10, 2021

A call to Brazilian society and the peoples of the world to defend the territories from capitalism and its new “green” onslaught.

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RDC: Entretien avec Mme Augin Nolofana, la maman d’un jeune villageois de Mwingi, qui aurait été tué par les agents de la société PHC/KKM

Posted on May 11, 2021

Available only in French.

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DR Congo palm oil company bankrolled by development banks unleashes wave of violence against villagers after peaceful protests

Posted on Mar 10, 2021

A young man was killed and other people are still in prison. It was after a protest against the failure of the PHC company to provide local communities with any benefits after 100 years of illegally occupying their land.

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March 8 | The feminist struggle: A path of resistance and hope

Posted on Mar 8, 2021

This International Women’s Day we share a message, a series of articles from the WRM bulletin, and a recent video made by the Informal Alliance Against Oil Palm Plantations in Central and West Africa.

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DR Congo: Call for the immediate release of people arrested after a protest against the palm oil company PHC

Posted on Feb 18, 2021

RIAO-RDC and international NGOs calls for the immediate release of community leaders and villagers from the communities of Mwingi, Bolesa and Yanongo who were arrested after a peaceful protest against the palm oil company PHC. An urgent action alert is open to sign-ons.

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(Thai) นักกิจกรรมและองค์กรทั่วโลกร่วมสนับสนุนประชาชนไทยในการต่อสู้กับอุตสาหกรรมเหมืองแร่

Posted on Dec 3, 2020


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International support to a struggle against mining in Thailand

Posted on Dec 2, 2020

Organisations, social movements and activists, from 40 countries express their support and solidarity with a community struggle in Northeastern Thailand to reclaim the land and forests encroached on by the Thor Silasitthi mining company.

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Support the struggle against mining in Thailand!

Posted on Nov 9, 2020

We call organizations around the world to adhere to this letter of solidarity with the women and men human rights defenders (W/HRDs) of Khao Lao Yai-Pha Jun Dai Forest Conservation Group.

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Say NO to Green Climate Fund money for REDD in Nicaragua!

Posted on Nov 3, 2020

We call on organizations to sign this open letter before this Friday 6th of November!!!

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Community members from Mozambique and organizations around the world say NO to more industrial tree plantations

Posted on Oct 16, 2020

On the eve of the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations, an open letter signed by more than 730 members of Mozambican communities, and 120 organizations from 40 countries has been released.

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Open Letter to HSBC about Suzano in Brazil

Posted on Oct 6, 2020

This Open Letter is a public reply from the Alert against the Green Desert Network from Brazil and WRM to an email from the investment department of the HSBC bank in the USA, requesting more information regarding the Suzano paper and pulp corporation in Brazil.

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Declaration: International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations – September 21st, 2020

Posted on Sep 21, 2020

We share the Declaration of the Latin American Network Against Monoculture Tree Plantations.

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We need your support! Help stop the advance of monoculture tree plantations in the global South!

Posted on Sep 10, 2020

Sign this letter to alert people in the global North! Stop development agencies from promoting expansion of large-scale tree plantations.

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) must say No to more REDD+ funding requests.

Posted on Aug 18, 2020

That is the message from more than 80 organisations to the GCF Board on 17 August 2020. The organisations call on the Board to reject in particular two requests for so-called “Results-Based Payments” for deforestation supposedly reduced years ago.

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(Bahasa Indonesia) Dukung surat ini! GCF harus menolak permintaan pendanaan REDD

Posted on Aug 14, 2020

Kami mengundang organisasi –organisasi seperjuangan untuk menandatangani surat terbuka kepada anggota Dewan Green Climate Fund (GCF) hingga batas waktu Senin, 17 Agustus 2020.

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Support this open letter! The GCF Board must refrain from approving more REDD+ funding requests

Posted on Aug 13, 2020

We invite organisations to sign until Monday, 17 August. The letter urges the GCF Board to reject in particular two requests for so-called “Results-Based Payments” from the goverments of Indonesia and Colombia.

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Support this Public Letter to denounce the “donations farce” of corporations in Brazil

Posted on Jul 28, 2020

We invite organizations from Brazil, and also from other countries, to sign-on this letter -until September 21st- to strengthen our struggle and resistance against the impacts of corporations in our territories.

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Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees: 20 years after

Posted on Jun 29, 2020

Twenty years after the founding of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees, groups in the Campaign are launching a new website & video, among other tools, to accompany the relaunch of their effort to prevent the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment.

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DR Congo: Communities take back control over land stolen from them and urge the oil palm company Feronia to confirm their announcement to “abandon” the land

Posted on Jun 16, 2020

More than 100 years ago, lands were stolen from communities in DR Congo for industrial oil palm production. Since 2009, those lands are under control of the company FERONIA.

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March 21st | UN International Day of Forests

Posted on Mar 19, 2020

This year, the theme chosen by the UN is “Forests and Biodiversity: Too Precious to Lose”. But how can the UN highlight this when its main policies related to forests and biodiversity allow for large-scale deforestation and biodiversity destruction?

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Green Climate Fund ignores Open Letter demand to say NO to funding requests for industrial tree plantations

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

On 11 March 2020, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved a requests from the Arbaro Fund for USD 25 million to set up industrial tree plantations in seven countries in Africa and Latin America.

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Organizations tell the Green Climate Fund to say NO to funding requests for industrial tree plantations

Posted on Mar 9, 2020

133 organisations and 101 individuals from 56 countries have signed the letter to the GCF Board. Specifically, they call for the rejection of a funding request from the Arbaro Fund which the GCF Board will discuss at its 25th meeting from 10-12 March.

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March 8 | Women’s Day

Posted on Mar 7, 2020

Women, particularly those who depend on forests for their livelihoods and sustenance, face many struggles.

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Sign this letter! Tell Green Climate Fund Board Members to say NO to funding requests that promote monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Mar 3, 2020

Tell Green Climate Fund Board Members to say NO to funding requests that promote monoculture tree plantations and, in particular, the funding request of the Arbaro Fund for its so-called “Sustainable Forestry Fund”.

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Sign on this letter! Denounce the fraudulent campaign of the Finnish multinational UPM

Posted on Feb 26, 2020

Adhere to this letter to denounce the greenwashing of the Finnish multinational UPM, which is trying to install a new pulp mill and expand the monoculture tree plantations in Uruguay.

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Action Alert! Immediate release of villagers in the DR Congo imprisoned on false charges related to a land conflict with Feronia Inc.

Posted on Feb 11, 2020

Groups call for the immediate release of villagers in the DR Congo imprisoned for over 5 months on false charges related to a land conflict with the Canadian oil palm plantation company Feronia Inc. Sign the letter!!!

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International Finance Corporation withdraws REDD+ funding request submitted to the Green Climate Fund

Posted on Nov 13, 2019

This is good news for forests, forest peoples and the climate because the IFC proposal aimed at subsidizing a carbon market for private sector REDD+ project credits for which there is neither demand nor justification.

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Harassment and arbitrary arrests of land defenders in the DRC

Posted on Nov 8, 2019

Community leaders and traditional chiefs in areas affected by the plantations of Canadian company PHC-Feronia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to suffer all kinds of massive human rights violations.

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Tell Green Climate Fund Board Members to say NO to REDD+ funding requests and IFC subsidies for REDD+ speculators

Posted on Nov 1, 2019

More than one hundred organisations signed this open letter to members of the Green Climate Fund Board. The Board will be meeting from 12 to 14 November 2019, and will decide on a number of funding requests related to REDD+.

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Intimidation and attacks against land rights defenders in DRC

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

On 18 September 2019, Mombulu Boyama Alphonse was arrested in Yangoma, and subsequently detained at Lokutu Police Station following a complaint against him from the General Prosecutor of Tshopo province. The complaint is related to a protest by villagers against Feronia in March 2019.

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Public letter to IUFRO: Plantations are Not Forests!!!

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Public letter from Brazilian organizations to the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, which takes place from 29th September to 5th October 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil.

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Support this Open letter against tree monocultures – Brazil 2019

Posted on Sep 17, 2019

A threat spreads across our territories. Under the misleading name of “reforestation”, which sounds quite nice, huge exotic tree plantations have been set up in Brazil by transnational corporations. We invite you to sign the following letter with us.

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Help stop the advance of oil palm plantations in Gabon!

Posted on Sep 13, 2019

We need your support! We call on organizations, groups, networks and movements to sign this petition in solidarity with Gabonese communities threatened by OLAM / SOTRADER plantations. You can adhere until Thursday, September 19.

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Why is no action being taken to arrest the killer of DR Congo land defender Joël Imbangola Lunea?

Posted on Aug 16, 2019

In a statement released on 14 August 2019, RIAO-RDC and support organisations call on DRC authorities to immediately find and arrest the murder suspect. Weeks have passed since the killing of Joël Imbangola Lunea without an arrest of the murder suspect.

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Land defender violently killed by a security guard of Canadian palm oil company Feronia in the DRC

Posted on Jul 31, 2019

A letter signed by over 140 organizations and social movements from different countries around the world and by over 110,000 individuals has been sent to the President of the DRC and the Governour of Equateur province, where the killing took place.

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Your support is urgently needed! Land defender violently killed by a security guard of Canadian palm oil company Feronia in the DRC

Posted on Jul 24, 2019

We ask for your urgent support. Please sign on to the Action Alert. It is important to send the letter as soon as possible.

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Land defender violently killed by a security guard of a Canadian palm oil company in the DR Congo

Posted on Jul 23, 2019

A member of the Congolese environmental and human rights organisation RIAO-RDC was brutally killed by a security guard of the Canadian palm oil company Feronia Inc. on Sunday, July 21, 2019, near the company’s Boteka plantations in Bempumba, Eqauteur Province, DRC.

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Breaking the silence: Industrial oil palm and rubber plantations bring harassment, sexual violence and abuse against women

Posted on Mar 7, 2019

Press release. March 7, 2019.

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DRC communities file complaint with German development bank to resolve century-old land conflict with palm oil company

Posted on Nov 7, 2018

Nine communities from the DR Congo took a historic step this week by filing a complaint with the complaints mechanism of the German development bank (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG)

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Press release: Women demand that oil palm companies stop violence and give back community land

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

International Press release. March 7, 2018. Women demand that oil palm companies stop violence and give back community land On 8 March,...

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Sign the petition! African women demand that oil palm companies give back their land and stop the violence

Posted on Jan 17, 2018

Support African women! Sign the petition included on this article by filling the form enclosed below. Organized women who live around...

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Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Public Statement

Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Attempt at Sabotage in New York: the European Union aims to Eliminate the Financing of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group...

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New report reveals the murder of Berta Cáceres was not an isolated incident. Join the petition for justice!!

Posted on Nov 8, 2017

A research about Berta Cáceres case, done by International Advisory Group of Experts (GAIPE) has been launched on October 31st in...

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Letter to FSC for complicity in crimes and impacts of industrial forestry exploitation in Chile

Posted on Nov 6, 2017

Available only in English and Spanish

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Global Campaign mobilized towards a UN Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations on Human Rights

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

The need to confront the Architecture of Impunity Social organisations and movements, communities affected by the operations of...

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Actions around the world to commemorate the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Hereby we share a number of activities, new materials and media coverages from different countries to commemorate the International Day of...

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Brazil: Indigenous Peoples from Acre declare their rejection of REDD policies and their support to CIMI

Posted on Oct 3, 2017

Indigenous Peoples from Acre in Brazil declare their rejection of REDD policies and their support for the work carried out by the...

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REDD Early Movers: The fallacy of the Green Economy

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

REDD Early Movers – Jurisdictional REDD One of the objectives of the 2016 coup was to increase the Brazilian State’s support for...

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21 September: International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

Only available in Portuguese

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Petition: Stop all forms of abuse against women in large monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Sep 25, 2017

On occasion of September 21st, International day of Struggle against Tree Plantations, women from several countries from West and Central...

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Por la vida y las aguas NO más monocultivos!

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Avaliable only in Spanish and Portuguese

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Por la vida y las aguas NO más monocultivos!

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

(Available in Spanish and Portuguese) Declaración internacional frente a la expansión de monocultivos de árboles – Red...

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International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2017

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

On September 21st we celebrate the International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures. This date, that was launched in 2004, in...

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Port Loko Declaration: Women say “We want our lands back!”

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

Click here to download this declaration in English   Women and the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations   We, leaders of...

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Motion of rejection and solidarity with local leaders facing threats in Acre – Brazil

Posted on Aug 4, 2017

Press Release   More than 80 organizations and individuals from all over the world sent today the letter enclosed below to relevant...

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Motion of rejection and solidarity with leaders from communities and organizations from the State of Acre in Brazil who are being pressured and threatened

Posted on Jul 24, 2017

July 21, 2017 Dear friends, We need your support to the motion enclosed below in solidarity with leaders  from communities and...

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Urgent: Forest rights movements in India need support

Posted on Jul 12, 2017

Forest rights movements in India need support to prevent the commercial takeover of forests from the forest communities for monoculture...

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Declaration from the Campaign to STOP GE Tree

Posted on Jun 15, 2017

After IUFRO: Campaign Denounces Violence of Timber Industry “Get the forestry corporations out of UdeC” & “Ciao IUFRO” Photo:...

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Xapuri Declaration, May 28, 2017

Posted on Jun 14, 2017

We, forest dwellers, rubber tappers, Apurinã, Huni Kui, Jaminawa, Manchineri and Shawadawa indigenous people, members of supportive...

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FAO reply received on March 28, 2017

Posted on May 5, 2017

Dear Guadalupe, My name is Guilherme and I’m the coordinator of the Civil Society and Producer Organizations Team in FAO’s Unit of...

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Organizaciones piden a la FAO que revea  su definición de bosques

Posted on Mar 22, 2017

Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil que firman este comunicado, junto con el Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra (MST)...

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Press Release: FAO definition must recognize that plantations are not forests!

Posted on Mar 17, 2017

Press Release March 21, 2017   FAO definition must recognize that plantations are not forests! On 21 March, the International Day of...

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Support the letter urging FAO to revise its forest definition!

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

Dear friends, March 21st, the International Day of Forests, is around the corner! As you may recall, on that day we will be sending a...

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Press release: A petition delivered to the Mozambique government and tree plantations companies urging them to give the land back to communities

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

On September 30, a petition was delivered with 12,323 signatures from several national and international organisations, as well as from...

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No to Monsanto! No to Poisons! Industrial Tree Plantations and Agrotoxics

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

For decades, The World Rainforest Movement has been denouncing the many ways in which industrial tree plantations directly cause continued...

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International declaration denounces ICAO offset plan

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

September 29, 2016 Aviation is one of the industries with the fastest growing emissions: Their own industry association expects emissions...

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An open letter to the FAO launched on September 21st, International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Dear Friends, Today, September 21st, marks the International Day of Struggle Against Tree Plantations. On this day, as part of the actions...

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How does the FAO Forest definition harm people and forests? An open letter to the FAO

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

This open letter, calling on the FAO to revise its forest definition, will be sent to the FAO next March 21 when the International day of...

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India: Support forest dependent communities against plantations expansion!

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

WRM together with the All India Forum of Forest Movements, and the Campaign for Survival and Dignity are mobilizing against the CAF Act...

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Stop plantations expansion in Mozambique!

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

updated on September 22 Last week we asked your support for communities in Mozambique who are facing rapid expansion of timber monoculture...

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Civil Society Resistance Against Aviation Grows – 38 Organizations Call for Real Solutions Against Climate Change

Posted on Jun 17, 2016

The aviation sector is the world’s fastest growing greenhouse gas emittor and one of the most polluting sectors. Nevertheless, no real...

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Let´s stop further destruction by Bidco Africa industrial oil palm plantations

Posted on Jun 10, 2016

Dear friends, we ask for your support. Our colleagues from the No2Bidco Campaign in Uganda and Kenya have contacted us to request support...

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Global Action “Justice for Berta Caceres” – June 15, 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016

To all organizations, social and popular movements and to the civil society of the world:...

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Correspondence with the World Bank Regarding Berta Cáceres and Large Dams

Posted on May 16, 2016

On May 11th 2016, more than 300 organizations from around the world sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, to...

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Final Statement of the Berta Cáceres Lives International Peoples’ Summit

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

In this land of over 500 years of struggle, with the sound of free-flowing rivers, the strength of mountains, barrios and villages, the...

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Executive Summary Report of the International Mission “Justice for Berta Caceres”

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

The  International  Mission  “Justice  for  Berta  Cáceres  Flores”, composed of 15 parliamentarians, jurists and...

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International Mission ‘Justice for Berta Cáceres’ expresses its concern in relation to theUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

La Esperanza, 19 March 2016.  The International Mission “Justice for Berta Cáceres” that maintains its activities these days...

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Justice for the COPINH, the family of Berta Cáceres and Gustavo Castro

Posted on Mar 9, 2016

Press Release, Mexico, March 9, 2016 Early in the morning on Thursday March 3rd, our Honduran comrade Berta Cáceres and Mexican Gustavo...

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COPINH: Denuncia urgente del 06 marzo 2016

Posted on Mar 7, 2016

Only available in Spanish.  El Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras COPINH exige una investigación con...

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WRM’s message of solidarity on the assassination of Bertha, for Gustavo Castro protection and non-criminalization of COPINH

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Statement and call for urgent action: Berta Cáceres, coordinator of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of...

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International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

PRESS RELEASE.  To sign-on please send a message to (*) 4th March 2016, Planet Earth Berta Cáceres,...

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Urgent Action: We urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Embassy of Honduras in Mexico. Mexican Consulate in Honduras. Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Sign-on here Early this morning,...

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Please take action: Stop the destruction of the Ekuri people’s ancestral rainforest in Nigeria

Posted on Feb 29, 2016

Dear friends, We need your urgent support. The Ekuri People’s ancestral land in Nigeria is under threat. The people of Ekuri live in...

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Destructive biofuels and wood-based biomass out of next Renewable Energy Directive say 120 organisations to EU renewables consultation

Posted on Feb 11, 2016

Press Release.  10th February 2016 – 120 civil society organisations and networks from across the globe have published a declaration...

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Peoples Mobilisation to dismantle the Architecture of Impunity and Corporate Capture

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Join us in the Peoples Mobilisation to dismantle the Architecture of Impunity and the Corporate Capture of the United Nations Conference...

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WRM Statement: The climate and forest crises cannot be solved with number games and false solutions

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

  After more than twenty UN climate conferences, the negotiations are still focused on figures and numbers, as if the climate crisis...

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The Lima Declaration: To reject REDD+ and extractive industries to confront capitalism and defend life and territories

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Due to the UN climate negotiations -COP20- and the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, over 100...

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Let’s save malagasy farmers against new threats to their lands

Posted on Oct 16, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, The Platform of the Actors on Land – SIF – and the Collective for the Defense of Malagasy Lands – TANY offer...

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Mekong governments: Listen to the people! – Statement to sign-on

Posted on Oct 1, 2015

Dear friends, Local communities in the Mekong region in Southeast Asia, who depend on the Mekong river and numerous other rivers and lakes...

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Press release – International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures

Posted on Sep 20, 2015

International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures  “Plantations are not Forests” Social organizations from several countries in...

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International Declaration 21 September 2015

Posted on Sep 19, 2015

International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures Among all of the main monoculture tree plantations for industrial use such as...

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Organizations protest against the XIV FAO World Forestry Congress

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, organized by the FAO in Durban, South Africa, between 7 and 11 September, we, members...

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Tell the United Nations: Plantations are NOT forests!

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

At the UN’s World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September, policymakers, industry and others will debate the...

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