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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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From the forest: New land rights in DRC give forest communities hope for the future Blog

From the forest: New land rights in DRC give forest 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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DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions, breaching its own moratorium News

DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions, breaching its own moratorium

20 February 2018

Two of the concessions overlap with a recently discovered carbon-rich peatland deposit covering 145,000 km².

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International workshops show how community mapping can support sustainable forest management News

International workshops show how community mapping can support sustainable forest management

15 January 2018

RFUK recently brought participants together from three Central African countries to train them on how to use innovative mapping tools in order to support community forestry.

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Failing Forests: The World Bank’s flagship REDD+ programme ten years on News

Failing Forests: The World Bank’s flagship REDD+ programme ten years on

11 December 2017

More than a dozen environmental NGOs have written to the World Bank to call for the suspension of its flagship programme to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and degradation.

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Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing News

Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing

07 December 2017

The Rainforest Foundation UK and three leading Congolese human rights organisations are calling for an investigation into a new case of extrajudicial killing of a man by ‘eco-guards’ in Republic of Congo.

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