- Editorial -

The World Wide Rainforest Report on the Web

For internet users, World Rainforest Report is now on the World Wide Web. The Web version is called the World Wide Rainforest Report (WWRR), and can be accessed at: htt://www.nor.com.au/environment/ric/ >. We plan to do plenty more work on the site. Ultimately there will be a Rainforest Information Centre Home Page, which as well as giving access to WWRR, will have on offer an Ecopsychology section, a collection of regularly updated Action Pages, a Merchandise section and other items. The thing I find so exciting about this move is that it means that up-to-date, attractively presented infomation about the plight of the world's rainforests will be accessible to millions of potential readers throughout the world. It is as if WRR will now appear at newsagents all over the world at very little extra cost to us -- and without the use of vast quantities of paper. This means that the number of people capable of responding to our Action Pages will be multiplied many times. The paper version of the magazine -- often called the "dead tree" version in computer circles, will continue much the same as it always has. We know that many activists and NGOs in Third World countries will continue to depend on WRR for information about rainforests.

The article by Glen Barry on page 20 is a handy introduction to how computers can be used as a powerful campaigning tool.

Timber Labelling

Sorry, still no article responding to the one by Rosalind Reeve on timber labelling entitled "Why the FSC Will Fail". That article appeared in WRR 31. In our last issue, I promised to run a response in this edition. To show that we are consistent, I am now promising to run the article in WRR 34.

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