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Underlying Causes of Forest Loss

21 September: GFC commemorates the international day of struggle against monoculture plantations

21 Sep, 2017

Burned eucalyptus trees. Margus Kurvitis

To mark this international day of struggle against monoculture tree plantations, we are publishing a striking photo essay about the role of eucalyptus plantations in Portugal’s awful forest fires, as well as an opinion article in the Ecologist Magazine. In it we emphasize the importance of conserving and restoring natural forests.

Photo-essay

Click here to see the complete photos and stories on our photo library

Opinion article

Click here to see the op-ed by Oliver Munnion

La lucha …

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When Hope Avenges Mistrust

8 May, 2015

By: Miguel Lovera Ever since I read the masterpiece by Jan Ziegler “La Suisse Lave Plus Blanc” (“Swiss Whitewash”) in the early ‘90’s, I started to suspect that there was…

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Comments on FSC at Risk: Greenpeace Progress Report

6 May, 2014

This post is a reflection from one of GFC members on Greenpeace’s Progress Report on the Forest Stewardship Council which can be found here: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/forests/solutions/alternatives-to-forest-destruc/FSC-at-Risk/ During the 20 years since the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)…

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A Pathetic REDD Package

4 Dec, 2013

On 12 November 2013, the Global Forest Coalition made the following intervention during the negotiations in Warsaw on methodologies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest…

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ACTION ALERT FROM NORTH BENGAL FORESTS

11 Mar, 2013

In the dense semi-evergreen forests of Chilapata in North Bengal Dooars, the Adibasi residents of the forest villages of the area once again face police action because they have challenged the forest…

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