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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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PLEASE HELP US PROTECT CONGO'S RAINFOREST FROM THE LOGGERS!

 

 

Imagine a rainforest the size of Britain. 

Now imagine that whole forest being sold off to companies to cut it down for all its valuable timber.

That is precisely what’s being proposed right now for Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon, to endangered wildlife and around 40 million people.

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News

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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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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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Norwegian and French governments threaten world’s second largest tropical rainforest

An area of rainforest the size of Italy is at risk of being cut down by loggers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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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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