RFUK is recruiting for four new positions to lead on and support some exciting, upcoming projects.
We are delighted to announce that photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James is our BBC Radio 4 presenter this year!
The recording took place at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London yesterday and will first air on July 19.
Watch this space for news and updates on the appeal...!
An audience at The Royal Institution (RI) in London on Wednesday heard how millions of ‘community forest monitors’ could be mobilised by a new system devised by RFUK that enables them to report illegal logging in real-time.
The Rainforest Foundation UK is hosting an event at the Royal Institution in London on Wednesday 24th June to discuss a new innovative technological system that enables remote forest communities to report illegal activities in real-time. The panel discussion, chaired by RFUK's executive director, Simon Counsell, will also explore the opportunities, implications and challenges for forest governance.
Indigenous peoples convene on how new technologies can help respond to new threats in tropical forests
Indigenous representatives from around the world convened last week in New York to share experiences of community mapping and how emerging technologies could help scale up efforts to document forest peoples’ occupation and use of rainforests in the face of increasing threats.
Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology
Today, we are launching a technologically innovative system that gives forest peoples the opportunity to send near-instantaneous, highly geographically accurate reports of illegal felling of trees, such as by timber or palm oil companies, from anywhere in the world, even where there is no mobile, phone or internet connectivity.
Environmental and human rights organisations from across the Congo Basin have called for urgent action to prevent forest destruction and violations of rights due to the expansion of industrial palm oil plantations in the region.
New evidence show that world’s second largest rainforest ‘wilderness’ is already occupied and ‘owned’ by African villagers
New maps put online today by the Rainforest Foundation UK – following two years of training and helping local villagers to use sophisticated mapping techniques – have revealed an extensive network of previously ‘invisible’ forest land ownership, occupation and use which could challenge many of the current ideas about how best to ‘protect’ rainforests in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The latest in this mini-series on the underlying challenges facing for governance in the Congo Basin, we present ‘Rethinking Community Based Forest Management in the Congo Basin’ – a major research study looking at the constraints and opportunities for alternatives to industrial-scale logging and strict nature conservation.