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21 Sep: GFC commemorates day of struggle against monoculture plantations

Posted 21st September 2017 in Featured post, Forests, Plantations

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:
https://globalforestcoalition.smugmug.com/Forest-fires/Portugal-forest-fires/n-SkxR6K/

Opinion article: Portugal’s perfect fire-storm: Industrial tree plantations and climate change

La lucha sigue/the struggle continues!


21 September – International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted 4th October 2010 in agrofuels, Forest Management

September 21 is International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations. On this day, environmental and social groups around the world call attention to the harmful effects of tree monocultures on biodiversity and local people.