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Une nouvelle ère commence pour le programme « Cartographie et gouvernance forestière » dans le bassin du Congo

Une nouvelle ère commence pour le programme « Cartographie et gouvernance forestière » dans le bassin du Congo
Date: 03/07/2014

Une nouvelle ère commence pour le programme « Cartographie et gouvernance forestière » dans le bassin du Congo

 La Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) aux côtés de son partenaire locale, l’ONG Forêts et développement durable (FODER), a entamé une nouvelle phase dans son programme de Cartographie et gouvernance des forêts en étendant ses activités au Cameroun.

Ce projet vise à réduire la pauvreté dans les zones forestières équatoriales en encourageant la gestion durable des ressources naturelles et en améliorant la gouvernance forestière. Plus précisément, il vise à ce que le droit foncier coutumier des communautés forestières soit respecté, et à ce que la gouvernance forestière soit améliorée par le renforcement de la capacité des communautés forestières et de la société civile, afin de promouvoir les droits des communautés sur les terres et les ressources forestières.

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URGENT MATCHED GIVING APPEAL LAUNCHED

URGENT MATCHED GIVING APPEAL LAUNCHED
Date: 25/06/2014

The Rainforest Foundation UK is launching an urgent appeal to start work in Cameroon.

Numerous new developments have been announced by the Cameroonian government in recent months and huge areas of forest are under threat.

We need to act now to support the forest communities fighting to keep their lands.

Our new project partners are ready to begin, our staff have the experience, and a generous donor has agreed to match all donations.

Donate now here

Find out more here

JOB VACANCY AT RFUK

JOB VACANCY AT RFUK
Date: 24/06/2014

Project coordinator

Development of global online platform for tropical forest community maps


The post is a very exciting opportunity for the right individual to make a major contribution to securing the rights of forest people and protecting tropical forests.
 

RFUK has received funding from a US Foundation to investigate the feasibility and desirability of establishing a unified/global platform to make available digital geographical data relating to the occupation, use and customary rights over tropical forest land by indigenous and other traditional forest people. The concept has arisen as RFUK has developed its MappingForRights.org platform, but the feasibility study would also need to take into account the existence of other relevant platforms and other major forest community mapping initiatives in tropical forests.

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RFUK PRESS CONFERENCE

RFUK PRESS CONFERENCE
Date: 11/06/2014

Amazonian Chiefs appear at London Press Conference to highlight accelerating threats to their rights and the rainforest

Renowned Amazonian tribal Chief Raoni Meturktire and his nephew Chief Megaron Txucarramãe appeared at a press conference hosted by the Rainforest Foundation UK, RFUK, on Monday at the Frontline Club, London with Bianca Jagger being a keynote speaker. 

The tribal leaders, from the Kayapó tribe in the Brazilian rainforest, came to the UK to highlight the worsening environmental situation and the threats to their people’s rights for example from proposed hydro-electric dams, large scale agribusiness, logging, illegal mining and the production of agricultural commodities which have serious ramifications for their indigenous peoples.

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PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE
Date: 30/05/2014

ENGLAND CHALLENGED TO GAME BY BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST TRIBE

England’s world cup team have been challenged to a football game by one of Brazil’s largest and fiercest native Amazonian people, the Kayapó.

In a letter today to England Manager, Roy Hodgson, Chief Raoni Metuktire and Chief Megaron Txucarramae, have invited the squad to their rainforest territory “after playing Brazil in the final”.

“We are all huge football fans and we challenge England to play against the Kayapó ‘national team’,” wrote Chief Megaron.

“We live beside the Xingu River in the eastern part of the Amazonian rainforest. Our village is very traditional and we still live as our forefathers, so this would be a great opportunity for you to see how we live.”

 

PHOTO CREDIT: SUE CUNNINGHAM

 

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School Fundraiser Success!

School Fundraiser Success!
Date: 14/05/2014

SCHOOL RAISES ALMOST £400 FOR RFUK ON THEIR 'RAINFOREST DAY'

Excited and enthralled by their topic, Year 5 at Aughton Christ Church School in Lancashire, arrived to a rainforest themed classroom with 'Explorer Swift' (A.K.A their teacher - Mr Swift) greeting them as they entered. 

Throughout the morning, the children took part in rainforest games and also prepared their rainforest junk animals, readying them for construction. At break time children all had a specific role at an event station. These event stations included a throwing competition, running race and a penalty shoot out, which was an idea created by Year 5 to raise money for charities. 

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Marathon

Marathon
Date: 28/04/2014

THANK YOU TO OUR RUNNERS!

A massive thank you to our amazing London Marathon team who ran the full 26.2 miles for the rainforest, and have together raised over £30,000 so far with more funds still to come in. With the sunshine out, it was a beautiful day to cheer on our 14 runners and soak up the atmosphere, while the on-site masseurs from Urban Relaxation provided essential and welcome treatment at our post-race picnic in St James’ Park.

Running the Marathon wasn’t enough of a challenge for Harry Vickers, pictured above, who will be following up with a London to Paris cycle ride and 4km swim! We wish Harry luck with his future fundraising and sporting feats and you can support him here.

If you feel inspired to run next year but missed out on the ballot then you can apply to join our 2015 London Marathon team. Email Adam to find out more.

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: RUTH BUENDIA
Date: 28/04/2014

INDIGENOUS PARTNER OF THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON AWARDED PRESIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE

An indigenous leader and long-term partner of The Rainforest Foundation UK, (RFUK), in the Peruvian Amazon is to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize – a prestigious accolade awarded to six grassroots environmentalists each year – at a ceremony in San Francisco this evening.

Ruth Buendía, 36, the president of CARE, (The Asháninka Central of the Ene River) - RFUK’s local indigenous partner organisation in Peru - was nominated for uniting the Asháninka people in a powerful campaign against large-scale dams that would have destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of rainforest and once again uprooted indigenous communities still recovering from years of victimisation at the hands of terrorists.

PHOTO: GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE

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BULLETIN - FRANCAIS

BULLETIN - FRANCAIS
Date: 16/04/2014
MappingForRights 2.0 – Une cartographie participative plus rapide!
 
Dorénavant, les données cartographiques peuvent être envoyées directement depuis l’endroit étudié, avec l’aide de logiciels spécialisés et de tablettes dotées d’un GPS. La deuxième phase du projet MappingForRights (« Cartographie pour les droits ») de la Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) est en marche.
 
MappingForRights est la première carte en ligne entièrement interactive représentant des terres communautaires. Elle permet aux communautés forestières locales et autochtones d’indiquer qui habite, utilise ou détient la forêt équatoriale. Il s’agit du plus grand exercice de cartographie participative jamais entrepris en Afrique centrale.

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BULLETIN - FRANCAIS

BULLETIN - FRANCAIS
Date: 16/04/2014
Ces rencontres ont été « l’expression même de notre façon de considérer la gestion participative des ressources naturelles. » Brainforest, Gabon.
 
Les peuples autochtones et forestiers de la forêt équatoriale gabonaise ont rejoint les organisations de la société civile et le nouveau ministère de la Forêt, de l’environnement et de la protection des ressources naturelles du Gabon à l’occasion d’un atelier national à Libreville, pour discuter des avantages et difficultés que représente la gestion participative des ressources naturelles du pays.
 

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