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Community Forest Management: elements for its defense and strengthening

Posted on Nov 10, 2015

The publication recently launched by the Mexican organization Otros Mundos Chiapas is an effort to share many elements and experiences of...

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REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD projects or programmes with a common...

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Coastal forests threatened by tourism

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The tropical and subtropical coasts of Latin America, in Mexico, Brazil and most Central American and Caribbean countries, have been...

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Mexico, Lacandon Rainforest: Montes Azules REDDeldía Movement

Posted on May 7, 2014

In the ejido (communal landholding) of Pichucalco, Montes Azules Biosphere, in the Lacandon Rainforest, delegates from the Montes Azules...

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Say no to corporate power grab: Reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive and expansive free trade agreement between the United States and twelve Pacific...

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Desiertos Verdes – Actividad en México

Posted on Sep 10, 2013

Only available in Spanish – Martes 17 de septiembre de 2013, 20.00 horas. Martes de Cine Seminario permanente de la...

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Environmental Human Rights Advocates Challenge REDD+ in Chiapas and in California

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Social organizations try to prevent a Chiapas-California REDD agreement from going forward. They denounce the potential for increased emissions in California on the one hand and landgrabs in Chiapas on the other.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Declaration of Chiapas in REDDellion: Enough of REDD+ and the Green Economy!

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

From September 25-27, 2012, subnational governments from six countries will arrive in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas,...

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Mexico: REDD+ in Chiapas finances disease, death and intercommunity conflicts

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

In Mexico, deforestation is advancing at a rapid rate alongside various megaprojects: the expansion of industrial monoculture plantations...

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Actions against dams around the world

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

Indonesia: Since April 2005, two companies involved in the building of a mega-dam in Indonesia, both owned by the a former Vice President...

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Amador Hernandez, Chiapas: Starved of Medical Services for REDD – VIDEO

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

Short documentary video by Global Justice Ecology Project In March, 2011, Global Justice Ecology Project traveled to the village of Amador...

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Short animation – Let’s define forests by their true meaning

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

Also available in: Afrikaans, Aymara, Catala, Chinese, Dutch, Finish, German, Bosnian, Italian, Maori, Mapuche, Maya Kaqchikel, Maya...

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Meso-America: Communities issue statement on protected areas

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The concept of protected areas, born in the United States in the nineteenth century as an idea of conservation by establishing “national...

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México: Violent evictions in Chiapas for establishing oil palm monocultures

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

What follows is a communiqué from the Latin American Network against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA) reporting on the violent...

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Mexico: Opposition to Blackfire mining operations ends in murder

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

A full 41% of the Sierra Madre region in the Mexican state of Chiapas – 227,000 square kilometres of land, equivalent to one half of the...

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Mexico: Oil palm business at the expense of the poor

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Since 2004 the Mexican government has been promoting the expansion of oil palm plantations. Presently there are 9 oil extraction plants in...

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Mexico: Mining causes ecocide in Coahuayana, Michoacan

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

The Italo-Argentine mining company TERNIUM is planning to mine for iron minerals in nearly 2,000 hectares of tropical forest in the...

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Mexico: Massacre of indigenous people and peasants safeguarding their territories

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The organization Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste, A.C. reported in a recently issued communiqué that on 3 October, a brutal police...

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Mexico: Who benefits from oil palm in Chiapas?

Posted on Jun 14, 2002

Corporate interests in oil palm, (see WRM Bulletin 47) have found in Mexico, and more precisely in Chiapas, an ideal spot for their...

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Mexico: The Puebla Panama Plan threathens Los Chimalapas tropical forest

Posted on Apr 15, 2002

The Zoque forest stretches over the boundaries of the three states of greatest biodiversity in Mexico: Oaxaca, Veracruz and Chiapas. It is...

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Mexico: Deforestation progresses, but not the measures to prevent it

Posted on Jan 21, 2002

The Mexican authorities themselves have recognised, through the Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the...

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Mexico: Finnish environmentalists concerned by Finnish forestry plan

Posted on Nov 27, 2001

Digna Ochoa, the lawyer defending Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera recently liberated (see article in this section), untiring defender...

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Mexico: Montiel and Cabrera are finally free!

Posted on Nov 27, 2001

It is with great pleasure that we received news on Thursday 8 November that a few hours previously, Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera,...

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Mexico: Growing opposition to industrial shrimp farming

Posted on Oct 27, 2001

Shrimp, considered as the country’s pink gold, became the focus of Mexico’s export-oriented fishing activity because of the importance...

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Mexico: Opposition to forestry plan prepared by Finnish consultancy firm

Posted on Aug 11, 2001

In the previous issue of our Bulletin, we reported on the forestry plan prepared for Mexico by the Finnish consultancy firm, Indufor. In...

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Mexico: Forestry Plan prepared by Finns

Posted on Jul 12, 2001

No one can doubt that the world is becoming increasingly mad. The Uruguayan forestry plan was prepared by the Japanese, the Thai plan by...

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Mexico: Oil palm and the different meanings of Chiapas

Posted on Jun 12, 2001

Chiapas means much for many people all over the world. It is a synonym of Zapatistas and of Subcomandante Marcos, and these, in turn, of...

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Mexico: International appeal for the release of Montiel and Cabrera

Posted on Dec 13, 2000

Mexico was urged in an international declaration released on 27 November in Wellington, New Zealand, immediately to release tortured farmer...

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Mexican “justice” finds environmental activist guilty

Posted on Sep 17, 2000

Mexican “justice” has once again ruled against justice. Rodolfo Montiel, a “campesino” leader imprisoned for...

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Mexico: Ecosystem fragmentation and inequity

Posted on Jul 17, 2000

Two-thirds of Mexico’s territory was once covered with different type of tree formations, such as the riparian forests, the thorny...

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Mexico: False accusations of “eco-terrorism” and “ecological crimes”

Posted on Jun 18, 2000

Local indigenous and peasant communities are usually accused of forest degradation and are either evicted from their lands, or repressed,...

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Mexico: support needed to release anti-logging campesino leader

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

On May 2, 1999, Rodolfo Montiel Flores, the Mexican campesino who has been successfully leading public opposition in the Pacific Coast...

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A destructive megaproject for Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico

Posted on Jun 25, 1999

The Tehuantepec Isthmus is home to the most important humid tropical forests in a country considered one of the five most megabiodiverse...

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Mexico: opposition to deforestation in Chihuahua

Posted on Jun 25, 1999

The community of Ejido Pino Gordo, in the State of Chihuahua, formed by Tarahuamaras (or Raramuris, as they call themselves) indigenous...

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Mexico: mangrove destruction by tourism and shrimp farming

Posted on May 25, 1999

The expansion of tourism has meant the increase of the possibility of enjoying leisure time for many people wordwide. Nevertheless, tourism...

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The “Mexican version” of pulpwood plantations

Posted on Aug 30, 1998

The increased activities of the “maquiladora” industry (installed within Mexico and based on imported inputs and external...

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Mexico: Mangroves vs. Shrimp Farming and Golf Courses

Posted on May 2, 1998

The municipality of San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico is witnessing with great concern how the overdevelopment that has taken place in nearby...

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An answer from Mexico

Posted on Sep 5, 1997

As commented in the last issue of our bulletin, we addressed a letter to the Government of Michoacan, Mexico, to inquire on the death of...

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Suspected murder of Mexican activist

Posted on Aug 7, 1997

On July 21 the WRM Secretariat addressed a letter to Mr. Tinoco Rubi -Governor of Michoacan, Mexico- to inquire about the odd circumstances...

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Mexico: the beginning of the plantations’ invasion

Posted on Jul 7, 1997

Acting under pressure of international forestry companies and funding agencies, the Mexican Government is trying to modify the Forestry Law...

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