Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release   Concepción, Chile – Yesterday, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its field trip to the University of Concepción’s Center for Biotechnology amidst protests on campus… Read More

Listen: World Rainforest Movement’s Elizabeth Díaz on Genetically Engineered Trees

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show is Elizabeth Díaz of World Rainforest Movement, who is currently on local in Chile with a coalition united against genetically engineered trees. For the past 20 years… Read More

The Dispossession of Territories and the Criminalization of Protest in Central America

From the World Rainforest Movement Bulletin: Six months ago, in March of 2016, the news spread like lightning and the world shook: Murderous bullets had ended the life of indigenous Lenca leader and human rights defender Berta Cáceres,… Read More

WATCH: Green Invasion – Documentary on Forest Monocultures

In recognition of Sept. 21, International Day of Struggle Against Tree Monocultures, we are happy to present the short documentary The Green Invasion produced by World Rainforest Movement. The Green Invasion reflects local peoples’ concerns about large scale tree… Read More

SIGN ON: Stop Monoculture Tree Plantations Expansion in Mozambique

Via World Rainforest Movement: September 21st is the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations. Launched in 2004, this international day commemorates people’s resistance and struggles in defense of territories and against the expansion of industrial tree… Read More

New Report Reveals Biodiversity Offsets As Double Landgrab in the Name of Biodiversity

In September 2015 Re:Common and the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) carried out a joint field visit to investigate the Rio Tinto QMM biodiversity offset project in the Anosy region of south-eastern Madagascar. On the occasion of the Rio… Read More

Destructive Companies ‘Creating More Biodiversity’?

Originally published by the World Rainforest Movement: As we have already argued in previous bulletins, it is absurd to accept the idea that companies can freely destroy an area—for example to conduct mining activities—as long as they “offset”… Read More

¡Ricardo Carrere Presente!

9 September 2015.  By Anne Petermann This morning my blog post is dedicated to Ricardo Carrere, former Coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement, who passed away in 2011.  I met Ricardo here in Durban at the founding of the… Read More