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!
Action alerts 20 September 2015
International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures  “Plantations are not Forests” Social organizations from several countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia (1) signed a joint Declaration (2) on the occasion of September 21, the International Day of Struggle qdainst Tree Monocultures.
Action alerts 19 September 2015
International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures
17 September 2015
On September 21st we celebrate the International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures.
Action alerts 9 September 2015
On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, organized by the FAO in Durban, South Africa, between 7 and 11 September, we, members of the Latin American Network against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA), along with diverse grassroots organizations, are disseminating this letter of protest to express our outrage with the erroneous and exclusionary manner in which FAO is once again organizing this event.
Action alerts 18 August 2015
At the UN's World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September, policymakers, industry and others will debate the 'sustainable future' of forests and people. But there can be no sustainable future until the UN and governments accept that real forests have nothing in common with sterile industrial tree plantations. The world’s forests are being destroyed at a breathtaking pace.
Multimedia 20 March 2015
This two-minutes video is a rebuttal of the one-minute video produced by FAO for International Day of Forests. The video aims to challenge the FAO video for March 21, which narrowly and erroneously views forests as if they were a “storage facility” for wood and carbon. width="480" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen">
Multimedia 8 September 2014
Continuing with the communications for September 21st, this time we would like to share with all of you a collection of videos that we have prepared together with GRAIN, on the impacts of large scale industrial oil palm plantations. The videos have been produced by several partners from around the world working against expansion of industrial oil palm plantations and they describe the impacts that local communities suffer when the expansion takes place on their territories.