A new report 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.
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.
The DRC is at a cross-roads. The passing of the long-awaited community forest decree, ongoing land reform initiatives, land-use zoning/planning and development of large-scale REDD projects, are all likely to impact the world’s second largest rainforest.
Four Peruvian indigenous environmental and human rights activists, including outspoken Asháninka leader Edwin Chota, were brutally murdered on September 1st or 2nd, 2014, near the Brazilian border.
Indigenous leader and Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) partner Ruth Buendía has been awarded the Bartolomé de las Casas prize for her commitment to standing up for the human and environmental rights of the Asháninka people in the Peruvian Amazon.
Press release: A radical change of approach is needed in protected areas - Congo Basin, experts at the World Parks Congress say
Sydney, Australia. 20.00 Friday 14th November 2014
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 12 Days of Christmas’ auction features celebrity-crafted Christmas cards, limited-edition artworks and luxury experiences - proceeds going to projects which help to protect the future of the rainforests and rights of indigenous and forest people.
RFUK has joined over 60 organisations calling on UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach an agreement to prevent any oil exploration, extraction or related activities in Virunga.