Allegations of Rights Abuses in WWF-managed Ntokou Pikounda National Park mars 28, 2023 Worrying reports of forced displacement and human rights abuses have emerged from the Republic of Congo’s youngest national park.   Rainforest Foundation UK’s local partner Centre d’Actions pour le Développement (CAD) just published an investigation around Ntokou Pikounda National Park, finding that … Lire plus

NGOs Urge International Community to Act on Impending Natural Resource Grab in DRC mars 23, 2023 Fifteen Congolese and International NGOs have warned of an imminent sell-off of timber, oil and carbon rights in the run-up to elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo later this year.  In a letter to the Inter-Donor Group on … Lire plus

Using a gender-sensitive approach to shape meaningful participation in forest protection mars 14, 2023 Following on from International Women’s Day, we want to continue shining a spotlight on the vital importance of ensuring women’s meaningful participation in rainforest protection initiatives. Women are key forest users with important roles in the agricultural industry and unique knowledge … Lire plus

#IWD 2023: Rural women at the heart of participatory forest resource management mars 8, 2023 A guest Blog from our ForestLink partners: In Cameroon, the forestry sector plays an important role in the national economy, and provides a range of essential social and environmental functions for many local and indigenous communities. As a result, the sector also … Lire plus

Press Release: Gabon’s rainforest carbon credits set a precedent that could worsen climate change mars 1, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   As world leaders including Emmanuel Macron gather in Libreville for the ‘One Forest Summit’ [1], convened jointly by the governments of Gabon and France, a new investigation by the Rainforest Foundation UK has found … Lire plus

Putting land-use planning into action: community monitoring with the Ashaninka février 6, 2023 To put their land-use planning work into action, RFUK has supported the training of Asháninka community forest custodians on the use of a real time monitoring system called CIPTA (AIDESEP’s Centre for Information and Territorial Planning) – a tool which has been … Lire plus

Land use planning with the Ashaninka in the Peruvian Amazon janvier 26, 2023 Part of our work with the Asháninka communities in the Ene River basin has focused on improving control over their ancestral territories through the development of participatory land use plans.   These plans support their rights to access and use their forests … Lire plus

New Global Biodiversity Framework: a missed opportunity to galvanise a new era of conservation janvier 11, 2023 After years of intense international negotiations and delays, the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was finally adopted at COP15 last month at COP15 in Montreal. The agreement, which sets the stage for international conservation efforts over this decade, includes … Lire plus

A new chapter for community monitoring: women’s land rights in Kenya décembre 15, 2022 We are excited to announce RFUK’s partnership with TMG Think Tank and Kenya Land Alliance, along with their local partners Taita Taveta Human Rights Watch, Sauti ya wanawake, and Shibuye Community Health Workers, to launch a new project aimed at helping … Lire plus

NGOs warn 30×30 plan could “devastate Indigenous lives” in run-up to COP15 décembre 1, 2022 These Khadia men were thrown off their land after it was turned into a protected area. They lived for months under plastic sheets. Millions more face this fate if the 30% plan goes ahead. © Survival Human Rights NGOs have … Lire plus