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.
A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest to new logging companies.
Democratic Republic of Congo Forest Communities Present Maps and Ideas for Future Management of the Tumba-Ledima Protected Area
Over 30 forest community representatives from Inongo and Lukoléla Territories presented their participatory maps at a two-day multi-stakeholder workshop about the future management of the Tumba-Ledima Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC).
Ruth Buendía, an Asháninka woman and President of the Rainforest Foundation UK’s indigenous partner organisation in Peru, was awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work to unite the Asháninka people around a campaign against large scale.
The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) alongside its local NGO partner FODER (Forêts et Développement Rurale) has embarked upon a new phase in the Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo Basin by extending project activities into Cameroon.
Extension of Participatory mapping project in Ingende, Province of Equateur Democratic Republic of Congo
The Rainforest Foundation UK and its local NGO partner, the Groupe D’action pour Sauver L’Homme et son Environnement (GASHE) will expand RFUK’s current participatory mapping project to the Ingende Territory which will involve up to 200 local communities.