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PRESS RELEASE: Congo threatens to open world’s second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers News

PRESS RELEASE: Congo threatens to open world’s second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers

02 March 2016

A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest to new logging companies.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tens of millions of hectares of Africa’s rainforests could benefit from local community control News

PRESS RELEASE: Tens of millions of hectares of Africa’s rainforests could benefit from local community control

17 February 2016

A new landmark regulation that could allow millions of forest-dependent people to protect and manage their local rainforest, and potentially help lift them out of poverty, has been adopted by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Real-time monitoring technology being tested in four countries Blog

Real-time monitoring technology being tested in four countries

31 January 2016

The Rainforest Foundation UK is currently collaborating with local partners in three African countries – Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana – as well as in the Peruvian Amazon to implement innovative real-time monitoring (RTM) projects

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From the Forest News

From the Forest

27 January 2016

Aldo Soto is the Rainforest Foundation UK’s Programme Coordinator for Peru. He is currently in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, where we are working with indigenous communities to protect their rainforest.

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More than 60 organisations call for a halt to drilling in Africa's oldest national park News

More than 60 organisations call for a halt to drilling in Africa's oldest national park

25 January 2016

RFUK has joined over 60 organisations calling on UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach an agreement to prevent any oil exploration, extraction or related activities in Virunga.

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RFUK partner awarded 'French Republic’s Human Rights Prize' News

RFUK partner awarded 'French Republic’s Human Rights Prize'

11 December 2015

Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l'Homme (OCDH), one of RFUK's local partners based in the Republic of Congo, has been awarded the 2015 French Republic's Human Rights Prize.

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STING AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS LEND A HAND IN CHARITY CHRISTMAS AUCTION News

STING AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS LEND A HAND IN CHARITY CHRISTMAS AUCTION

02 October 2015

‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ auction features celebrity-crafted Christmas cards, limited-edition artworks and luxury experiences - proceeds going to projects which help to protect the future of the rainforests and rights of indigenous and forest people.

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ForestLink - putting the power to save forests in local peoples’ hands News

ForestLink - putting the power to save forests in local peoples’ hands

29 June 2015

An audience at The Royal Institution (RI) in London on Wednesday heard how millions of ‘community forest monitors’ could be mobilised by a new system devised by RFUK that enables them to report illegal logging in real-time.

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EVENT: Community Based Real-Time Monitoring: A New Breakthrough in Forest Governance? News

EVENT: Community Based Real-Time Monitoring: A New Breakthrough in Forest Governance?

12 June 2015

The Rainforest Foundation UK is hosting an event at the Royal Institution in London on Wednesday 24th June to discuss a new innovative technological system that enables remote forest communities to report illegal activities in real-time.

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Announcing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal Presenter - Charlie Hamilton James! Blog

Announcing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal Presenter - Charlie Hamilton James!

21 May 2015

We are delighted to announce that photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James is our BBC Radio 4 presenter this year! The recording took place at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London yesterday and will first air on July 19.

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