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Our work is vital to the future of the world's rainforests

Our work is vital to the future of the world's rainforests

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NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT PRIMING A ‘CARBON BOMB’ IN CONGO'S RAINFORESTS?
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The government of Norway is considering funding a project that could seriously damage the world’s second largest rainforest, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and risk the release of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

We're urgently calling on Norway to stop this project and to concentrate instead on stopping illegal logging to prevent deforestation in the region.

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News

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Young fundraiser Abigail greets the Gruffalo on her 1,000-mile walk for the rainforest

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Norwegian government priming a ‘carbon bomb’ in Congo's rainforests?

Norwegian government’s support for expansion of logging in Congo’s rainforests could prime ‘carbon bomb’

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RFUK-led coalition launches Community Forests project

This week in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an international coalition of NGOs led by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) officially launched an innovative new Community Forests project.

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Our work has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to conserve and protect the rainforests

 

Twenty-five million Acres

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.

 
 
 

£10 can start the process

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.

 
 
 

£200 will provide a mapping device to help a community protect its rainforest

By mapping their land a community claim their rights to land and defend their forest home from threats

 
 

SOME OF OUR PROGRAMMES

Mapping For Rights

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.

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Palm Oil

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.

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Sustainable Conservation

Conservation policy and practice has historically failed to take into account forest and indigenous peoples' rights and needs. In so doing, it has also failed to protect forests and biodiversity.

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Schools

Making it easier for you to teach your class about the rainforests and their destruction

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Others ways to support us

Use our palm oil consumer guide to help you make better choices at the supermarket!

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