21/9/2011

  On September 21st 2011, International Day of Struggle against Plantations, we call once again on the FAO to define forests by its true meaning.
width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"> Produced by the World Rainforest Movement Directed by Flavio Pazos The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests
September 21, 2011 – Montevideo, Uruguay On the occasion of the International Day of Struggle Against Tree Plantations, September 21st, social environmental organisations from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe gathered in Montevideo in order to exchange knowledge and experiences of resistance to the impacts of tree plantations.
Dear friends, We would like to invite you to support the following action, which is being launched as part of the activities for the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. This action is being coordinated by our friends at CEPEDES in Brazil, who have been working for years to support and coordinate resistance to the expansion of monoculture eucalyptus plantations and the pulp mill owned by Veracel Celulose.
Brazil, September 2011, various organizations. Only available in Portuguese - Read the letter here
Based on a demand of our friends from Geasphere from Southern Africa, we are urging for an end to the financing of the establishment of eucalyptus and pine plantations in Mozambique which are causing negative impacts, especially land conflicts with peasant communities. The letter will be sent to the Global Solidarity Forest Fund which invests in these plantations.
  On September 21st 2011, International Day of Struggle against Plantations, we call once again on the FAO to define forests by its true meaning.
For local peoples, tree plantations ar jails.  September 21st,  International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations -
Industrial oil palm plantations are a major cause of deforestation, destroy local communities livelihoods and and accelerates climate change.  The World Bank must stop its promotion. -
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