SUCCESS STORY: Economic Empowerment Through Community Cocoa Production in DRC septembre 15, 2023 Today in the villages of Mibenga and Ilebo, nestled along the edge of the Tumba Lediima Nature Reserve in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), community members have been working hard to improve the cocoa production in their Community Forests as … Lire plus

Statement in Support of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene in their quest for Justice for Asháninka Defenders ES Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) expresses its deep concern at the circumstances surrounding the recent preliminary detention order against Indigenous leader Angel Pedro Valerio, president of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene (CARE). Given the importance of … Lire plus

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 … Lire plus

ES Blog: Nurturing Cultural Resilience: The Asháninka Communities and CARE Federation in Peru’s Ene Region août 31, 2023 The CARE Federation is a testament to the strength, resilience and unity of the Asháninka Indigenous People of Peru’s Ene region. In this blog, RFUK explores the Asháninka way of life and how CARE’s support brings about positive … Lire plus

A Step in the Right Direction: Publication of ICCN’s Guidelines for Grievance Mechanisms août 25, 2023 In Kinshasa recently, an important step was taken towards securing the rights of the millions of people who live in the vicinity of national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a lengthy process involving consultation with local … Lire plus

The Vancouver Statement on Nature Crime août 23, 2023 Today, we are joining together to form the Nature Crime Alliance – a new, multi-sector approach to fighting criminal forms of logging, mining, wildlife trade, land conversion, crimes associated with fishing, and the illegal activities with which they converge. Nature crime constitutes one of the largest … Lire plus

New analysis finds leading global carbon offset schemes are failing forests, people and the climate juillet 26, 2023 A first-of-its-kind comparative analysis finds that world-leading forest offsetting and REDD+ schemes – used by some of the world’s biggest polluters – are failing forests by allowing millions of credits to be generated that simply do not … Lire plus

RFUK JOINS CALL FOR UK TO HONOUR ITS INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE COMMITMENT juillet 7, 2023 RFUK has joined 91 other UK civil society organisations from environment, international development, education, trade union, disability inclusion, trade, humanitarian, business and faith groups in writing to the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today to demand that he keeps his promise on … Lire plus

New cost-free reporting tool is a breakthrough for community monitoring juin 23, 2023 A new system in Kenya allows community members to send real-time alerts of violations of women’s rights free of charge, further breaking down technology and financial barriers to citizen-led monitoring. Since 2022, RFUK has worked in Kenya with the Kenya Land Alliance … Lire plus