World Rainforest Movement

Argentina: New law promotes tree plantations in Cordoba Province

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Photo: Ecos Córdoba. Located in the central region of Argentina, Cordoba is one of the five largest provinces in the country. Between...

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Argentina: Harvard staunchly defends its tree plantations

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

Harvard University is the owner, through the Harvard Management Company (HMC), of the world’s largest endowment, which handles 32...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Social resistance against the World Forestry Congress

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

The Thirteenth World Forestry Congress (WFC) took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 18 to 23 October. The history of these congresses...

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Argentine forestry sector in the spotlight at the World Forestry Congress

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

The World Forestry Congress taking place in Buenos Aires is viewed as an excellent business opportunity by the Argentine forestry...

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Argentina: Wichi and Guarani women raise their voices against deforestation linked to soybean expansion

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

According to a research paper produced by Daniel Slutzky from the Conicet Centre for Urban and Regional Studies quoted by journalist...

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Argentina: Indigenous and environmental activists sound alarm over plans to promote tree plantations

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

The Patagonia region of Argentina accounts for only 4% of the country’s tree plantations. This limited development of the sector is...

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Argentina: Scientists confirm that plantations dry up streams and salinise groundwater

Posted on Mar 2, 2008

The Pampas of Argentina and Uruguay is one of the largest uncultivated grasslands in the world. Grasses have dominated the Pampas for at...

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Argentina: Peoples and forests threatened by Canadian mining company

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

The city of Esquel is located in an enclave on the banks of the Esquel river, between hills with slopes forming an impressive amphitheatre,...

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Argentina: Genetic engineering causes deforestation

Posted on Jul 12, 2002

Genetic engineering is the state of the art output of the Green Revolution. It has deepened a pattern where monoculture, land...

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Argentina: The plantation business, are we neo-liberal or are we not?

Posted on Jun 14, 2002

The Argentine forestry sector is weeping. The fat business of planting large-scale monocultures of fast growing alien tree species, aimed...

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Argentina: A forestry company invades Guarani community lands in Misiones

Posted on May 14, 2002

For many years now the indigenous Mbya Guarani communities from the villages of Tekoa Yma and Capii Yvaté (Pepiri Guazu) have been...

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Argentina: The end of the Green Corridor?

Posted on Feb 20, 2002

In December 1999, Provincial Law No. 3,631 was sanctioned in Argentina, creating the Overall Conservation and Sustainable Development Area,...

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Argentina: Environmental pressure defeats “carbon sink” project

Posted on Nov 27, 2001

In February last year, “Río Foyel S.A.” a company set up in March 1999 and recent owner of a 7,800 hectare plot located in the zone of...

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Argentina: Forest conserved by the Wichí destroyed by agricultural companies

Posted on Aug 11, 2001

The story of the Hoktek T’oi community of the indigenous Wichí people in the Province of Salta (in the north of Argentina) is a story of...

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Argentina: Monoculture tree plantations impact on grassland bird populations

Posted on Apr 12, 2001

In Argentina, the invasion of tree monocultures is destroying the country’s grassland-related biodiversity. Subsidised by the...

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Argentina: The systematic destruction of forest biodiversity

Posted on Mar 13, 2001

With an area of 2,791,810 square kilometres, Argentina is the second largest country in South America. Due to its extension in latitude...

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Argentina: Public pressure halts carbon sink project

Posted on Dec 13, 2000

In the last issue of the WRM bulletin we included an article –“Argentina: A shady carbon sink project”– detailing...

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Argentina: A shady carbon sink project

Posted on Nov 16, 2000

While government representatives were discussing at the Hague the supposed benefits of including forests and plantations in the so-called...

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Argentina: Forest loss and plantations in two provinces

Posted on Sep 17, 2000

Coinciding with the conquest of the vast territory of Argentina by the Buenos Aires centralized government, started in the second half of...

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Argentina: Forest destruction and authoritarianism in Santiago del Estero

Posted on Jul 17, 2000

Northern Santiago del Estero Province is mostly inhabited by people of mixed Quichua and Spanish descent. During the 19th century the...

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Argentina: Oil companies try to “green” their image

Posted on Jun 18, 2000

Following an existing trend at the global level, oil companies in Argentina have enthusiastically embraced the idea of entering the carbon...

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Argentina: storing German carbon in forests?

Posted on Jan 20, 2000

The issue of the environmental services that Southern countries can provide to Northern countries to mitigate the effects of global climate...

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Argentina: tree monoculture expansion supported by World Bank

Posted on Jun 25, 1999

The Argentinian government is definitely aimed at transforming the country in an investors paradise for forestry projects, adopting the...

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Gondwana Forests Sanctuary Campaign Launched in Chile

Posted on Mar 25, 1999

In April 1998, forest activists and scientists from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Scotland and the U.S. met in Santiago and Pucon, Chile...

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Argentina: environmental justice in action

Posted on Mar 25, 1999

The Court of Rio Negro province in Argentina accepted a petition signed by citizen Jorge Ronco against EDERSA (Empresa de Energia Rio Negro...

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Argentina: battle over gas pipeline in the long struggle of the Kolla peoples

Posted on Dec 26, 1998

The Kolla indigenous people, that live in the northern Argentinian Provinces of Jujuy and Salta, have been defending the “yungas” -one...

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Argentina: investors’ paradise for forestry projects

Posted on Nov 27, 1998

After the attempt of the Argentinian authorities during the recent COP4 on Climate Change in Buenos Aires to gain the favour of Annex I...

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WRM statement to the Fourth Conference of the Parties of the Climate Change Convention Buenos Aires, November 1998

Posted on Oct 27, 1998

The WRM is deeply concerned about the direction in which the climate change negotiations seem to be leading, particularly after the Kyoto...

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Trees, forests and climate in Buenos Aires

Posted on Oct 27, 1998

The Conference of the Parties (COP4) of the Climate Change Convention will be meeting during the first two weeks of November in Buenos...

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Argentina: the struggle of the Kolla people

Posted on Oct 5, 1997

The “yungas” are forest lands that spread along the Andes from northern Argentina to Venezuela, and from an altitude of 500 to...

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