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How community mapping can inform better policy decisions in the Congo Basin Blog

How community mapping can inform better policy decisions in the Congo Basin

01 October 2018

RFUK has just launched a new series of thematic briefs showing how community mapping can address human rights and environmental issues across the Congo Basin. Our first instalment focused on REDD+ carbon projects.

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Historic first as communities in Democratic Republic of Congo gain legal rights over their local forests News

Historic first as communities in Democratic Republic of Congo gain legal rights over their local forests

20 September 2018

In an important milestone for the rights of forest peoples, five communities in DRC's western Equateur Province saw their community forest applications approved this month by the provincial government.

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Real-time technology helps stop illegal mining operation in the Peruvian Amazon News

Real-time technology helps stop illegal mining operation in the Peruvian Amazon

28 June 2018

An indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon helped to catch illegal gold miners red-handed this month using a smartphone app developed by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), leading to the dramatic destruction of illegal mining equipment.

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A beacon of hope for Congo’s rainforests: DRC government adopts national strategy on community forests News

A beacon of hope for Congo’s rainforests: DRC government adopts national strategy on community forests

07 June 2018

In a landmark decision, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Environment Ministry has adopted the country’s first National Strategy on community forestry, marking the launch of a five-year experimental phase to ‘test’ community forestry.

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RFUK launches land use planning project in Maniema province, Democratic Republic of Congo News

RFUK launches land use planning project in Maniema province, Democratic Republic of Congo

01 June 2018

This week, the Rainforest Foundation UK launched a new participatory mapping and land use planning project in Maniema province, DRC with a launch ceremony in the provincial capital, Kindu.

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From the forest: New rights to forests give communities hope for the future Blog

From the forest: New rights to forests give communities hope for the future

31 May 2018

Claire Parfondry coordinates the Rainforest Foundation UK’s Community Forests project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She recently travelled to six local communities participating in the project in western DRC.

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Living in a logging zone: Innovating with community forests in CAR News

Living in a logging zone: Innovating with community forests in CAR

01 May 2018

A new experiment in the Central African Republic (CAR) is about to have a big impact on the land rights of forest communities.

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Environmental charities call on DRC government to halt plans to open up the world’s second largest rainforest to loggers News

Environmental charities call on DRC government to halt plans to open up the world’s second largest rainforest to loggers

07 March 2018

Over 50 charities call on the international community urgently to intervene to help protect the vast rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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VIDEO: Helping remote villages gain control of their forest Blog

VIDEO: Helping remote villages gain control of their forest

26 February 2018

This video offers a look at the first phase of our Community Forests project in western DRC, documenting the important work of our local Congolese partners on the ground.

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Meet the team taking on this year’s London Marathon for RFUK Blog

Meet the team taking on this year’s London Marathon for RFUK

26 February 2018

We are thrilled to have our biggest ever team this year with 17 dedicated volunteers running for the rainforest!

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