Press release: A radical change of approach is needed in protected areas in the Congo Basin, experts at the World Parks Congress say
Sydney, Australia. 20.00 Friday 14th November 2014
RFUK partner, Ruth Buendía, has received two further awards in recognition of defending the human and environmental rights of the Asháninka people in the Peruvian Amazon.
The 5th annual 12 Days of Christmas auction launches today with 25 one of a kind and limited edition celebrity experiences and fashion pieces up for bidding to celebrate 25 years of rainforest protection followed by 25 limited edition and one of a kind art pieces launching tomorrow (13th). Every bid protects more rainforest so watch, bid and save!
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DRC: Conservation authorities will reconsider communities’ role in conservation in controversial new rainforest reserve
Kinshasa: WWF and the DRC government’s protected areas authority have agreed to reconsider the status of a controversial protected area after meeting yesterday with representatives of local communities who were threatened with loss of their lands and access to natural resources on which they depend for their livelihoods and survival.
New ‘paradigm’ of conservation needed - RFUK
As conservationists worldwide prepare for a 10-yearly global summit on protected areas, new investigations by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) reveal that national parks and other conservation zones in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest are failing to protect biodiversity whilst also threatening the rights and livelihoods of many local people.
A new report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK challenges current laws in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which ascribe all ownership of land to the State and deprive forest dwelling people of any right to own or protect forest for their own benefit.