Illegal gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon is destroying the rainforest, threatening unique species, contaminating rivers and poisoning people.
Indigenous communities are calling for your support to defend one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
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Aldo Soto is the Rainforest Foundation UK’s Programme Coordinator for Peru. He is currently in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, where we are working with indigenous communities to protect their rainforest.
A second national roundtable in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) took place last month , where 90 stakeholders from across government.
Join us on Wednesday 4th May at 18:00 via live, video webinar for a discussion about Africa’s protected areas in the Congo Basin.
The rainforests of the world are being destroyed at an increasingly rapid rate. Not only are the forests the lungs of our earth, there are millions of people living in and around the rainforests who depend on the forests for shelter, food, medicine and livelihoods.
The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is working to ensure the long-term protection of rainforests by securing the rights of indigenous communities to land, life and livelihoods.
By mapping their land a community claim their rights to land and defend their forest home from threats
By highlighting the presence of otherwise 'invisible' indigenous peoples and forest communities, this project hopes to bridge the gap between remote forest communities and central decision making processes to eradicate marginalisation of forest dwellers.
Palm oil production has had devastating effects in South East Asia. With palm oil producers looking to aggressively expand their operations in West and Central Africa, this project aims to raise awareness of the negative impacts and ensure Africa does not experience similar problems.
In the Congo Basin, indigenous peoples and forest communities have become extremely vulnerable due to discrimination, exclusion from governance processes and rights violations.