Media
Text

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

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

SPOTLIGHT

This christmas, help make conservation sustainable

 

 

We want to see a new model of conservation in the Congo rainforest, one that protects both wildlife and the millions of people who live there. Evidence from around the world shows that where indigenous peoples have been granted secure rights to their customary lands, rainforests are thriving.

Please CLICK HERE to support our Christmas Appeal and help indigenous people shape the future of rainforest conservation.

 

 

create a rainforest E- CARD

 

 

Create your e-card!

 
 
 

News

News

Ruth Badubaye has been working with rainforest communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for several years. Now she's a partner in our new Community Forests project.

Read more

 

 

Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing

The Rainforest Foundation UK and three leading Congolese human rights organisations are calling for an investigation into a new case of extrajudicial killing of a man by ‘eco-guards’ in Republic of Congo.

Read more

 

RFUK calls for zero tolerance to human rights abuses in Africa’s national parks

Protected areas are having a devastating impact on the rights and livelihoods of forest communities in Africa’s Republic of Congo, a report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK, reveals.

Read more

 

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION UK NEEDS YOU

Donate

 

Read more

 

Get Active

 

Read more

 

Schools

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

Read more

 

Others ways to support us

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

Read more