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Environmental charities call on DRC government to halt plans to open up the world’s second largest rainforest to loggers News

Environmental charities call on DRC government to halt plans to open up the world’s second largest rainforest to loggers

07 March 2018

Over 50 charities call on the international community urgently to intervene to help protect the vast rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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VIDEO: Helping remote villages gain control of their forest Blog

VIDEO: Helping remote villages gain control of their forest

26 February 2018

This video offers a look at the first phase of our Community Forests project in western DRC, documenting the important work of our local Congolese partners on the ground.

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Meet the team taking on this year’s London Marathon for RFUK Blog

Meet the team taking on this year’s London Marathon for RFUK

26 February 2018

We are thrilled to have our biggest ever team this year with 17 dedicated volunteers running for the rainforest!

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DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions, breaching its own moratorium News

DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions, breaching its own moratorium

20 February 2018

Two of the concessions overlap with a recently discovered carbon-rich peatland deposit covering 145,000 km².

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Failing Forests: The World Bank’s flagship REDD+ programme ten years on News

Failing Forests: The World Bank’s flagship REDD+ programme ten years on

11 December 2017

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.

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Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing News

Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing

07 December 2017

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.

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RFUK calls for zero tolerance to human rights abuses in Africa’s national parks News

RFUK calls for zero tolerance to human rights abuses in Africa’s national parks

07 December 2017

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.

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Joint Statement on the proposal to lift DRC's logging moratorium News

Joint Statement on the proposal to lift DRC's logging moratorium

12 November 2017

Statement on the announcement that the government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has started a process to lift its moratorium on the allocation of new logging concessions.

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How to involve women in forest management: Interview with a community organiser in DRC Blog

How to involve women in forest management: Interview with a community organiser in DRC

02 November 2017

Ruth Badubaye has been working with rainforest communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for several years. Now she's a partner in our new Community Forests project.

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First provincial Roundtable on community forestry takes place in DRC News

First provincial Roundtable on community forestry takes place in DRC

10 October 2017

Around 90 participants travelled to Mbandaka in north western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September to take part in the first ever provincial Roundtable on Community Forestry.

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