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

In Cameroon, the critically important Ebo forest is under threat from a road building project Agosto 4, 2022 A 200,000 hectare intact forest in Cameroon is under threat from a road-building project, which could lead to devastating impacts on critically endangered wildlife and more than 40 communities who call Ebo home. While the road-building project … Read more

New alerts map shows vital role of forest communities in tackling illegal logging Julio 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

Rural Women and Community Forest Monitoring: A Learning Experience Mayo 9, 2022 A guest Blog from our ForestLink partners: Woman community leader and young community observer in the middle of a data collection session using CAT S31 phones equipped with the “Collectaur” application © ECODEV 2020 Forests provide a wide range of products and materials essential to … Read more

Just launched: FORESTLINK.ORG Febrero 24, 2022 RFUK’s Real-Time Monitoring project has created a new, dedicated digital hub for their ForestLink technology, with all the latest developments, resources and stories on how communities are protecting their forests with this innovative system. On the new site, you’ll find out how the tech system works, why it uniquely supports grassroots independent forest monitoring, the … 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