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New cases of human rights abuses emerge as Buzzfeed exposé shows how WWF tried to cover up earlier reports of atrocities News

New cases of human rights abuses emerge as Buzzfeed exposé shows how WWF tried to cover up earlier reports of atrocities

12 July 2019

Recent investigations by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Congolese group APEM have documented new violent crimes at the hands of park rangers supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Salonga National Park in Democratic of Congo (DRC).

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The Green Climate Fund in the Congo Basin Rainforests - Good Money After Bad? Blog

The Green Climate Fund in the Congo Basin Rainforests - Good Money After Bad?

01 July 2019

A new report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) on the Green Climate Fund finds that one of the world’s largest climate adaptation and mitigation funds for developing countries may actually do more harm...

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Voice of the communities: Why we need community forests in the Central African Republic Blog

Voice of the communities: Why we need community forests in the Central African Republic

01 July 2019

In a historic development, three communities in the Central African Republic (CAR) were recently given the legal right to protect almost 15,000 hectares of their local rainforest, in the country’s very first community forests. [1].

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Donors called on to address breakdown in forest governance in DR Congo as Chinese company accused of widespread illegal logging News

Donors called on to address breakdown in forest governance in DR Congo as Chinese company accused of widespread illegal logging

26 June 2019

The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Congolese civil society groups are calling on donors of forestry programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to address the breakdown in forest governance in DRC.

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Well done to our 2019 London Marathon runners! Blog

Well done to our 2019 London Marathon runners!

21 May 2019

It took dedication, passion and months of training, but last month our London Marathon team came out to run for the rainforest, raising a staggering £12,500 as they each ran over 26 miles in support of RFUK.

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Historic first in the Central African Republic as communities gain rights over their local forests News

Historic first in the Central African Republic as communities gain rights over their local forests

02 May 2019

The first official ‘Community Forest’ has been allocated in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the Congo Basin, giving local people the rights to manage and protect their forest.

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Central Africa’s rainforests and people suffering from the expansion of palm oil and rubber plantations News

Central Africa’s rainforests and people suffering from the expansion of palm oil and rubber plantations

01 May 2019

Industrial palm oil and rubber plantations in Africa’s Congo Basin continue to disrespect human rights and destroy large swathes of rainforests.

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WWF’s ‘review’ of alleged murders, rape, torture and expulsion condemned by human rights organisations as ‘not credible’ News

WWF’s ‘review’ of alleged murders, rape, torture and expulsion condemned by human rights organisations as ‘not credible’

09 April 2019

Environmental and human rights organisations say that WWF's intended ‘review’ following widespread reporting of abuse of local people linked to some of its projects is wholly inadequate and needs to be reconsidered.

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RFUK CALLS ON WWF TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION INTO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES News

RFUK CALLS ON WWF TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION INTO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

01 April 2019

RFUK believes the victims, their families and the public have the right to know the findings of this investigation and calls on WWF and ICCN to immediately make a public statement and an apology to the victims.

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