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

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





We want to see a fundamental shift worldwide towards a more effective, sustainable method of conservation - a 'people-friendly' approach that can better protect forests, wildlife and people.

We're calling upon national governments to review their current protected area policies, assess their conservation effectiveness and revise practices so that community rights are integrated into all aspects of conservation and planning.

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Research by the Rainforest Foundation UK into conservation areas in Central Africa’s tropical forests has shown that extractive industries are very often tolerated, if not incentivised, inside and around protected areas.

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First provincial round table on community forestry takes place in DRC

Around 90 participants travelled to Mbandaka in north western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September to take part in the first ever provincial Roundtable on Community Forestry.

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Community based monitoring in Cameroon helps bring illegal loggers to justice

Real time alerts from rainforest monitors are now helping law enforcement take action against illegal logging

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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



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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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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