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Uruguay: New funds for industrial tree plantations

It was recently reported that the pulp and paper consortium Montes del Plata, a joint venture between Swedish-Finnish forestry giant Stora Enso and the Chilean corporation Arauco, has sold 45,000 hectares of land in the departments of Tacuarembó and Rivera, most of it covered by tree plantations, to the U.S. investment management firm GMO. (1) […]

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Fourth March in Defence of the Land, Water and Life in Uruguay

Some 20,000 people participated in the 4th National March in Defence of the Land, Water and Life held on May 10, 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The march was organized and promoted by some 40 organizations from around the country, in response to the growing concentration of ownership and foreign control of land in Uruguay, where […]

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NGOs filed a complaint to United Nations against Stora Enso’s human rights violations in China

A group of eleven Finnish and international NGOs has filed a complaint to the UN Human Rights Council about human rights violations in connection to Stora Enso’s eucalyptus plantations and planned cardboard factory in Guangxi that led to land conflicts with two reported deaths and multiple episodes of violence The UN’s Global Compact (an initiative […]

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Montes del Plata pulp mill: “zero accidents”, at any price

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UPM (ex-Botnia): No agreement on public release of findings of binational monitoring

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Another nursery, more eucalyptus plantations: Is this the kind of “productive country” we want?

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National March in Defence of the Earth and Natural Goods

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Investment funds charged with illegal afforestation in the Quebrada de los Cuervos

The Quebrada de los Cuervos canyon, located in the mountains of the Treinta y Tres Department, was the first area to be registered as one of Uruguay’s National Protected Areas (2008) for its rich landscape, its biodiversity and because it is representative of native ecosystems. Made up of grasslands, canyon bottom forests, gallery forests and […]

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September 21, the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

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Lawsuit aimed at having Montes del Plata secret investment contract declared null and void

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