Protected areas in Africa’s great equatorial rainforests are falling well below expectations both in terms of conserving wildlife and respecting local peoples’ rights.
Kemito Ene, the cooperative representing hundreds of Asháninka cocoa producers in Peru, has just signed an agreement to export 90 tonnes of certified organic cocoa for the international market.
Drawing on publicly available information as well as RFUK’s own field research, Rainforest Parks and People features 34 protected areas across the Congo Basin.
A third national Roundtable on Community Forestry took place this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bringing together 90 stakeholders from across Congolese society.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently adopted a new legal regulation that could allow millions of its forest-dependent people to protect and manage their forest lands...
PRESS RELEASE: Tens of millions of hectares of Africa’s rainforests could benefit from local community control
A new landmark regulation that could allow millions of forest-dependent people to protect and manage their local rainforest, and potentially help lift them out of poverty, has been adopted by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The global agreement signed in Paris in December has been heralded as a historic moment in efforts to tackle climate change. The destruction and burning of rainforests contributes perhaps 10% of all man-made greenhouse additions to the atmosphere.
Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l'Homme (OCDH), one of RFUK's local partners based in the Republic of Congo, has been awarded the 2015 French Republic's Human Rights Prize.
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.
Indigenous peoples convene on how new technologies can help respond to new threats in tropical forests
Indigenous representatives convened 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
Launch of 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.
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.