World Rainforest Movement

Attacks on Forest-Dependent Communities in Indonesia and Resistance Stories

Posted on Apr 6, 2021

WRM Bulletin Compilation. Available in English and Indonesian.

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“Gender” in the palm oil industry and its RSPO label

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

Can the inclusion of gender-specific policies in the operations of oil palm companies and the RSPO certification scheme do more than cover up the violence and structural patriarchy and racism inherent in the plantation model? How, in such context, do these gender policies unfold?

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Ecuador: The certification of industrial shrimp aquaculture intensifies rights violations and the destruction of mangroves

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

Despite the massive clearing of mangroves to make way for shrimp farms, and the oppression of fishing and gathering communities, this industry has access to certifications that not only facilitate its entry into foreign markets; they also conceal a history of violence against the peoples of the mangroves.

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The Indigenous Kinggo’s Struggle to Defend Papua’s Customary Forest

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

The Korindo Group cleared Kinggo’s Indigenous People’s forests for its industrial oil palm plantations. Petrus Kinggo and other community leaders were persuaded to give up customary forest land with misleading and false promises. Now they are fighting against the FSC-certified Korindo.

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

Posted on Feb 22, 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. Karen indigenous people are mobilizing around the country in solidarity to the communities from Bang Kloi’s right to return home.

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