On September 21st we celebrate the International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures.
This date, that was launched in 2004, in Brazil, by the Alert against the Green Desert Network, serves to create a special moment in the year to denounce the serious negative impacts of the industrial model of timber production on communities and local ecosystems. Year after year, organizations and social movements carry out a number of activities during this month to give visibility to their struggles and to denounce the negative impacts plantations have on their livelihoods and territories. But above all, September 21st is a date to celebrate the resistance and solidarity and to say no more tree monocultures!
WRM joins and supports the actions that are carried out in several countries in all continents. As we have done in other years, we will be sharing a set of tools aimed at disseminating information about tree monoculture's impacts in different countries and about the new trends promoting the expansion of tree plantations. We will also share action alerts that need international solidarity.