African Civil Society Decries Capture of the Africa Climate Summit by Corporate Interests   As African leaders gather for the Africa Climate Summit, hundreds of African organisations have expressed concerns about the corporate capture of the event.  The inaugural summit – held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September – is billed as a crucial … Read more

New alerts map shows vital role of forest communities in tackling illegal logging July 4, 2022 RFUK and its local partners in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Peru have launched a webmap that includes thousands of illegal alerts sent by local community monitors using … Read more

This summary of our projects and campaigns offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK’s work over the past year with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

CIVIC RESPONSE GHANA Founded in 2003 in Accra, Ghana by a group of activists, Civic Response is a leading advocacy organisation working to entrench community resource rights in natural resource and environmental (NRE) governance policy. Leaders in the space of independent forest monitoring, Civic Response have supported communities all over the country to denounce illegal … Read more

An external evaluation of the ‘Embedding community Real Time Monitoring (RTM) to sustain livelihoods and forests in West and Central Africa’ project took place between October 2020 and January 2021. This project, funded by the UK government, seeks to improve forest governance in Cameroon, Ghana, DRC and Republic of Congo by strengthening of forest communities’ … Read more

Civic Response’s Radio Campaign Raises Awareness of ForestLink and Community-led Forest Protection in Ghana June 12, 2020 Guest blog by Jemima Opare-Henaku, Communication, Civic Response RFUK’s Ghanaian partner Civic Response has just completed a two-month radio sensitization campaign across the country on community based Real Time Monitoring (RTM) and raising forest fringe communities’ awareness about … Read more

Female perspectives on forest monitoring in Cameroon, DR Congo and Ghana March 8, 2019 Two users of RFUK’s real-time forest monitoring technology, ForestLink, in DRC. Credit: GASHE Women have an important role to play in protecting and managing their local rainforests. Whether used for food, medicines or firewood, women in the Congo Basin depend greatly … Read more

Since its creation, ForestLink has been successfully deployed as part of RFUK’s Real-Time Forest Monitoring (RTM) initiative in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana and Peru. By engaging forest and indigenous peoples in the fight against illegal logging and deforestation, RTM seeks to strengthen local involvement in forest management.

This short film documents the early stages of the Rainforest Foundation UK’s real-time forest monitoring project in Central Africa and the Peruvian Amazon. RFUK works in the world’s two largest rainforests: the Congo Basin and the Amazon. Spread over billions of acres, these forests are under threat from illegal activities like logging and mining. These … Read more