RFUK publishes new guidelines for Indigenous Peoples and local communities faced with carbon market projects 18 June 2024 Amid a surge in demand for forest land in the Congo Basin for carbon offset projects, RFUK has launched a new set of guidelines to help impacted local communities to better understand these projects and how to … Read more

New guidelines for Indigenous Peoples and local communities faced with carbon market projects in the Congo Basin in French.

Making the case for community-led forest protection at the Congo Basin Forest Partnership meeting 13 June 2024 Last week in Kinshasa, APEM, CAD and other RFUK partners participated in the 20th meeting of the parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, the foremost gathering of actors concerned with the protection and management of the world’s … Read more

Map story: climate impacts and community resilience along the Congo River May 23, 2024 RFUK is pleased to announce the release of our latest immersive interactive map story titled ‘A Journey Up the Congo River’. This powerful digital storytelling experience follows RFUK Executive Director, Joe Eisen, and Forest Campaigner, Vittoria Moretti, as they travel along … Read more

MASS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IN EQUATEUR PROVINCE, DRC 22 May 2024 Mbandaka, DRC Rainforest Foundation UK and APEM strongly condemn the systematic and grave human rights violations reportedly committed by agents of the police and against members of the Indigenous Pygmy People community in the community forestry concession (CFCL) of Lokolama, in … Read more

UNVEILING OUR 2023 ANNUAL REVIEW: A YEAR OF GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT May 21, 2024 We are pleased to publish our 2023 Annual Review. In this latest edition, we reflect on RFUK’s 35 years of promoting a simple yet powerful idea – that we need to entrust the protection of tropical forests to the Indigenous and … Read more

A map story following RFUK Executive Director, Joe Eisen, and Forest Campaigner, Vittoria Moretti, up the Congo River and what this reveals about climate impacts and social justice for riverine communities.

We are thrilled to share RFUK’s 2023 Annual Review of our main achievements and impact for the world’s tropical forests and the people that call them home.

Promoting Sustainable Community Forest Enterprises in Équateur Province, DRC May 20, 2024 We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a briefing summarising our approach to establishing collective forest enterprises in Équateur Province, DRC. Published with support from Partnerships for Forests, USAID and NICFI, ‘Guidelines for Establishing Collective Forest Enterprises: The Case of Équateur Province in … Read more

New guidelines by Partnerships for Forests, with support and contributions from Rainforest Foundation UK, on establishing collective forest enterprises in DRC. ‘Guidelines for Establishing Collective Forest Enterprises: The Case of Équateur Province in DRC’ is a comprehensive guide outlining key strategies for promoting sustainable, community-led development and conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse … Read more