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World Rainforest Report
October - December, 2001, #49

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Ruth Rosenhek and John Seed - Co-Editors

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October 28World Bank, IMF Chided on Indonesian Forests - economic reforms have lead to increased deforestation; these multi-lateral financiers are unwilling to more fundamentally question the ecological sustainability, economic benefits and social desirability of continued subsidizing of commercial forestry in the World's remaining forests (more)

October 26Brazil Proposes Debt Swap for Environmental Protections - Brazil's government is signaling a willingness to pursue ecological protections in exchange for debt reduction (more)

October 19ACTION! Stop German Bank from Funding the OCP Oil Pipeline in Ecuador - If built, this pipeline will DOUBLE the number of oil wells in  Ecuadorian Amazon nature reserves and national parks as well as destroying cloud forest reserves en route (more)

October 4 -  Tropical Forests Still Shrinking - a major new report entitled "State of the World's Forests 2001" from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that over the past decade an average of 37.6 million acres (15.2 million hectares) of virgin tropical forest - equal to 0.8 percent of the total area - had been cleared every year (more)

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