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.
Environmental charities call on DRC government to halt plans to open up the world’s second largest rainforest to loggers
Over 50 charities call on the international community urgently to intervene to help protect the vast rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Two of the concessions overlap with a recently discovered carbon-rich peatland deposit covering 145,000 km².
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.
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.