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DRC Land Tenure Study

DRC Land Tenure Study
Date: 03/10/2014

“Squatters on their own lands”: DRC forest communities impoverished by their government’s “unfair and outdated” laws – report finds

A new report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK challenges current laws in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which ascribe all ownership of land to the State and deprive forest dwelling people of any right to own or protect forest for their own benefit.

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RFUK BRIEFING: Community Forest Decree - DRC
Date: 30/09/2014
New Community Forest Decree in DRC – Briefing
The DRC is at a cross-roads. The passing of the long-awaited community forest decree, ongoing land reform initiatives, land-use zoning/planning and the development of very 
large-scale REDD projects, are all likely to have an important impact on the world’s 
second largest rainforest and its inhabitants.
Over the next two months, the Rainforest Foundation UK will be publishing a short 
series of new briefings and research studies examining the underlying challenges for forest governance in DRC and the wider Congo Basin. 

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Enough Rainforest Martyrs

Enough Rainforest Martyrs
Date: 22/09/2014


Four Peruvian indigenous environmental and human rights activists, including outspoken Asháninka leader Edwin Chota, were brutally murdered  on September 1st or 2nd, 2014, near the Brazilian border, presumably by illegal loggers from whom they had been receiving death threats. Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident, but follows a long-term pattern of deadly violence against environmental defenders worldwide.

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