Better off? Forestry companies took fertile lands  but gave little in return in the way of opportunity.

What the land grabbers did next

In 2013, New Internationalist travelled to Mozambique to meet communities pushing back against expanding forestry plantations. Five years on, Nils Adler finds foreign companies have yet to deliver on promises to local farmers.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Green machines

Diana Beresford-Kroeger unveils the hidden bio-chemistry of trees.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Don’t even think about it: a sign in Mondulkiri province in eastern Cambodia warns against illegal logging.

Logging louts

Forest communities are under siege in Cambodia, says Fran Lambrick.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016

Forest facts

Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Ugandan cattle herder Lawrence Kamonyo and his wife, flanked by rows of pine trees planted by the German company Global Woods. The wood is certified but Kamonyo lost his land and his livelihood.

Certified nonsense

Sustainable forestry may be an oxymoron. Chris Lang finds some holes in the system.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
A group of women enter the bamboo forest garden at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura, Japan.

Forest bathing

Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Young girls protect themselves from thick smoke as forest fires swept across Sumatra and Borneo in September 2015. The fires are set to clear the jungle to plant oil palms.

A burning problem

It happens every year: thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest are torched to clear land for palm oil, timber and other agribusiness operations. It’s a perfect storm of destruction. Nithin Coca reports from Sumatra.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Stumped: a young boy surveys the remains of giant conifers on a mist-shrouded inlet in the US Pacific northwest.

Last stand

The world’s last great woodlands are fast disappearing – with untold consequences for the environment and for us. Time to stop the destruction, argues Wayne Ellwood.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Clearing for a coal mine, central Kalimantan forest.

Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’

Millions of hectares of forest are threatened by coal mining, warns Saskia Ozinga.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
‘Recognizing our rights to live in our forests is part of the solution to climate change’

‘Recognizing our rights to live in our forests is part of the solution to climate change’

Justin Kenrick meets with Sengwer community's Yator Kiptum and Milka Chepkorir about the meaning of climate justice.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015

The legacy of forest defender Chut Wutty

Fran Lambrick on a community determined to protect its forest.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012

Oil or life? Ecuador’s stark choice

Esme McAvoy is in the Amazon to find out what’s happening to the Yasuní proposal.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Logging off?

Logging off?

The fight is on to end illegal logging in the uniquely biodiverse ancient forests of Madagascar

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NI 432 - Iraq - seven years later - May, 2010

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Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Co-operatives July, 2012
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Iraq - seven years later May, 2010
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