World Rainforest Movement

SE Asia menaced by renewed fires in Indonesia

Posted on Feb 2, 1998

Concern is growing in Singapore and Malaysia that the region will again be smothered in smoke pollution from uncontrolled forest fires in...

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Japanese “green” tours

Posted on Feb 2, 1998

A Japanese tree planting tour group called “Green Mission” is planning to visit Malaysia in March 1998. The tour is organized...

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Pakistani National Park threatened by oil exploration

Posted on Feb 2, 1998

Oil industry is one of the most polluting worldwide and its activities have caused extensive damages in the Amazon. Now news from Asia...

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Guatemala: communities take care of forests

Posted on Feb 2, 1998

The communal forest of Totonicapan is located at an altitude of about 3,000 metres a.s.l at the mountain chain Sierra Madre del Sur in...

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Chile: community opposes pulp mill project

Posted on Feb 2, 1998

The fishing community of Mehuin in the 10th Region of Chile is opposing the project of Celulosa Arauco y Constitucin S.A. (CELCO) -a huge...

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Malaysian logging in African forests

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

In WRM Bulletin nr. 3 (8/8/97) we informed about a megaproject of industrial tree plantations in Eastern Cape province of South Africa by...

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Indonesia: Mega-project in Central Kalimantan

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

It seems that problems for the Dayak people in Central Kalimatan do not cease. While they are still suffering the consequences of this...

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Brazilian forestry policy is not trustworthy

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

Brazilian NGOs FASE and IBASE, the National Commission for the Environment of CUT (Brazilian Workers Union), Greenpeace and Friends of the...

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Good news from Brazil

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

For the first time in Brazilian history the Federal Government has been condemned by the Court to pay a compensation to the Panara -also...

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Shell in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Amazon Watch and Project Underground remain deeply concerned about Shell’s activities in the...

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Shell’s activities in Ecuador

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

Shell is planning to start prospecting activities for oil exploitation at Pañacocha-Tiputini, located at the Cuyabeno Faunistic Reserve...

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North American First Nations websites

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

At the Nawash website you can find information about the struggle of this indigenous nation of North America. The website of the First...

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Myanmar: threats to close off the forest against gas pipeline

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

Rainforest extended over most of ancient Burma, but deforestation now affects two-thirds of the country’s forests. The Kanchanabury...

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Mining activities destroy the environment in Indonesia

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

Freeport, a huge US-based mining company that operates in Indonesia, owns the Grasberg gold mine in Irian Jaya, the biggest open-pit gold...

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Alliance of UPM-Kimmene-APRIL under siege

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

The alliance between UPM-Kymmene of Finland and APRIL of Singapore to develop jointly their respective fine paper operations in Europe and...

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Laos: Hydropower megaprojects against forests and people

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

In a letter signed by Aviva Imhof -Mekong Program Coordinator of International Rivers Network (IRN)- as a response to the Asian Development...

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Thailand: two opposite approaches to forest conservation

Posted on Jan 2, 1998

By Ricardo Carrere What has been happening in Thailand during the past years has developed into a showroom of some of the best and worst...

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Report of the open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental forum on forests on its first session

Posted on Oct 5, 1997

Advance unedited text (New York, 1-3 October 1997) 1. The Forum considered suggestions regarding its future activities as contained in the...

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