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Support Communities to Conserve Real Forests, Stop Industry’s Fake Forests

3 Sep, 2015

real forests are the ones with the communities, plantations are not forests - chile

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2 September, Durban: In a press conference today, the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] highlighted the need for governments to provide policy support for indigenous communities to conserve forests and other ecosystems that form part of their territories. Their role is seldom recognized, and often their livelihoods and territories are threatened by government supported extractive industries like mining, pulp/paper, timber and biofuel monoculture plantations.

GFC warns that the upcoming World Forestry Congress [2] being hosted by the South African government from …

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