Publications

After the Logging Ban: Politics of Forest Management in Thailand

Edited by Noel Rajesh
Foundation for Ecological Recovery, 2005 (US$10)

Focusing on the state of forests and forest policies in Thailand, this book shows why the nationwide ban on logging declared in 1989 has not been effective in halting forest degradation. Looking critically at the logging industry, the ideology of the Royal Forestry Department and the Thai state, as well as community-based alternatives such as the Community Forestry Act, this book gives much insight into the state of Thai forests and looks to alternatives to reverse the trends of forest destruction.

Oil Palm. From Cosmetics to Biodiesel Colonization Lives On

World Rainforest Movement, August 2005

Selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement, addressing the impacts of the oil palm plantations in the forests.  Available for free download.

Certifying the Uncertifiable: FSC Certification of Tree Plantations in Thailand and Brazil (US$8)

World Rainforest Movement, August 2003

This book aims at contributing to the debate over the certification of large-scale tree monocultures. The book provides detailed information gathered from two case studies and describes the experiences of local communities with industrial plantations and with the consequences of FSC certification. Also available for free download on WRM website.

Dams: struggles against the modern dinosaurs (US$6)

World Rainforest Movement, April 2003

This book gathers a selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), addressing the issue of the impacts of large dams on forests and local communities, as well as the struggles developed at the local and global levels against them. Also available for free download on WRM website.

The Pulp Invasion: The International Pulp and Paper Industry in the Mekong Region (US$7)

By Chris Lang
World Rainforest Movement, December 2002

This book examines the current state of the pulp and paper industry in the Mekong countries including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The book analyses the social and environmental impacts of plantations and the pulp and paper industry, and describes the patterns of local resistance to ecological damage and loss of livelihood. Also available for free download on WRM website.

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