New U.S. legislative bill could pave the way for greater protection of human rights in international biodiversity conservation Marzo 11, 2022 In a significant development, the chair and ranking minority member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources has introduced a bill that aims to ensure that U.S. international biodiversity funding is … Seguir leyendo

Recién lanzado: FORESTLINK.ORG Febrero 24, 2022 El proyecto de Seguimiento en Tiempo Real de RFUK ha creado un nuevo centro digital dedicado a su tecnología ForestLink, con los últimos avances, recursos e historias sobre cómo las comunidades están protegiendo sus bosques con este innovador sistema. En el nuevo sitio, descubrirá cómo funciona el sistema tecnológico, por qué apoya de forma única la vigilancia forestal independiente de base, ... Seguir leyendo

Community Forestry in DRC is a solution to tackle both poverty and climate change: that’s why it needs to be in focus at COP26 Octubre 28, 2021 On 14 October at the 8th annual Multi-actor Roundtable on Community Forestry in Kinshasa, the Congolese government, as well as representatives from donor countries, community leaders and a large contingent of national and … Seguir leyendo

44 Congolese and international NGOs join call to stop lifting of the DRC logging moratorium Septiembre 23, 2021 The DRC government has announced imminent plans to lift a near 20-year ban on new logging concessions operations in its Congo Basin rainforest – one of the last intact rainforests in the world. With less than six … Seguir leyendo

Just launched: “Forests for the Future” a 5-year community forestry project in DRC Julio 7, 2021 With the support of USAID and Norad, the Rainforest Foundation UK and a consortium of Congolese organisations are launching “Forests for the Future,” a 5-year project supporting community forests and sustainable livelihoods in DRC. Kinshasa, July 7, 2021 – … Seguir leyendo

NBS: New Era or False Dawn? – Webinar Q&A Mayo 24, 2021 How could a local community be helpful in preserving the flora especially of endangered species? Numerous research demonstrates how indigenous peoples and local communities are the best stewards of tropical forests. Their participation is crucial to preserving biodiversity. See for example: 5 Maps … Seguir leyendo

Part 2 of an RFUK & WRI joint webinar series exploring and debating Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change. Presentations from RFUK, APEM, CARE & RRI explore the real-world challenges of implementing NbS on the ground.

Civil Society in the Congo Basin Sets Out Vision for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Marzo 31, 2021 Civil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC) are calling for much greater inclusion of forest communities and forest governance reforms in their governments’ plans to address the climate … Seguir leyendo

Celebrating women in leadership: experiences of women in the fight to protect the world’s rainforests Marzo 8, 2021 RFUK has long understood that women have a central role to play in protecting and managing the world’s rainforests. They are the main providers of food, water and medicine to their families, who depend greatly on rainforests … Seguir leyendo

Huge leap in fight against impunity for conservation-related abuses in DRC as park rangers are sentenced for rape and torture Enero 13, 2021 On 28 December 2020, five park rangers accused of raping and torturing four women in DRC’s Salonga National Park were convicted by the Military Court in Mbandaka, following a long battle for … Seguir leyendo