Savouring the Success of Small Cocoa Producers in Peru 30 May 2024 During a recent visit to the fifth edition of the Biodiversity Fair organised by the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, Rainforest Foundation UK’s Peru Coordinator, Daniela Velit, had the opportunity to catch up in Lima with Felixto Cabanillas, the president of our partner, Kemito … 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

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.

URGENT APPEAL for Peru’s Asháninka amid unprecedented flooding of their territory March 5, 2024 Today we are launching an urgent appeal for the Indigenous Asháninka and other local communities of the Ene River, which burst its banks over the weekend following unprecedented rains, leaving hundreds of families in desperate need of food, water and shelter.  Satellite analysis shows that more 5,000 hectares has been flooded, leaving around 300 families reeling in … Read more

Direct funding of Indigenous peoples can protect global rainforests and the climate January 25, 2024 by Joe Eisen, Suzanne Pelletier, Tørris Jæger. This article was first published on 24 January 2024 in Mongabay. Last week, Indigenous leaders from around the world joined business leaders and politicians for the World Economic Forum’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. … Read more

Thriving Indigenous-led cacao initiative in Peru is a win for both people and forests December 19, 2023 In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the roaring success of the cooperative, Kemito Ene, stands as a shining example of how to uphold Indigenous culture and protect forests through sustainable agroforestry practices. Founded 12 years ago, Kemito … Read more

Full Spanish language publication of Veedurías Forestales para la Defensa de los Territorios Indígenas y la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la Amazonía Peruana: la Experiencia de la FENAMAD con el Sistema de Alerta Temprana ForestLink.

English and Spanish language Executive Summary: Forest Observatories for the Defence of Indigenous Territories and the Conservation of Nature in the Peruvian Amazon: the Experience of the Native Federation of Madre de Dios and the ForestLink Project.

Spanish Forest Observatories Revolutionise Climate Action in the Amazon December 8, 2023 As decision-makers discuss climate change from air-conditioned rooms at COP28, Indigenous peoples are taking climate action in their own hands. In Peru, for centuries, Indigenous communities have managed their traditional lands sustainably, linking their cultural identity to the health of their ecosystems. But … Read more

Blue Carbon and the New Scramble for Africa’s Forests November 30, 2023 Blue Carbon LLC, a private company based in Dubai, is finalising deals with at least six African countries to acquire huge swathes of their forests to harvest carbon credits. Although the deals are shrouded in secrecy, it appears that at least 25 million … Read more