More than a dozen environmental NGOs have written to the World Bank to call for the suspension of its flagship programme to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and degradation.
The Rainforest Foundation UK and three leading Congolese human rights organisations are calling for an investigation into a new case of extrajudicial killing of a man by ‘eco-guards’ in Republic of Congo.
Protected areas are having a devastating impact on the rights and livelihoods of forest communities in Africa’s Republic of Congo, a report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK, reveals.
New evidence show that world’s second largest rainforest ‘wilderness’ is already occupied and ‘owned’ by African villagers
New maps put online 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.
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 alternatives to industrial-scale logging.
The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has joined forces with other international campaigning NGOs to oppose the imminent lifting of a moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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.
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 with representatives of local communities threatened with loss of land and access to natural resources.
Are national parks in the Congo Basin failing biodiversity and people? 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.