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Report charts way to better inclusion of forest communities in Congo Basin land use planning processes News

Report charts way to better inclusion of forest communities in Congo Basin land use planning processes

15 April 2020

‘Mapping the future: towards meaningful participation of forest peoples in land use planning in DRC and Cameroon’ finds that any land use planning that does not properly consider local communities.

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The ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’ – a new threat to indigenous people and local communities? News

The ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’ – a new threat to indigenous people and local communities?

27 February 2020

As a group of experts meet in Rome to draft a plan that could double the global area under protected area status to 30 percent by 2030, the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Survival International have raised fears...

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Investigation finds illegal tropical timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo may be finding its way into European markets News

Investigation finds illegal tropical timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo may be finding its way into European markets

04 February 2020

A report by a French news agency has exposed an industrial-scale illegal logging operation linked to high-level corruption in DRC following an investigation by RFUK’s partners’ and other NGOs

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Community Forests change lives: How a Congolese community won rights to their forest Blog

Community Forests change lives: How a Congolese community won rights to their forest

20 December 2019

In September 2018, the community of Ilinga received its official community forest title. The community, whose traditional name means “Unity”, is one of eight in Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), supported by...

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DRC government suspends logging company after civil society reports illegal rainforest logging News

DRC government suspends logging company after civil society reports illegal rainforest logging

05 December 2019

A major illegal logging operation has been halted by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) government following monitoring by local non-governmental organisations and multiple complaints by forest communities.

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New RFUK executive director appointed News

New RFUK executive director appointed

29 November 2019

Joe Eisen has been appointed as the Rainforest Foundation UK’s (RFUK’s) new executive director as incumbent Simon Counsell prepares to leave the organisation after leading it for the last 23 years.

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The realisation of social development projects by logging companies in forest communities: a reality or a utopia? Blog

The realisation of social development projects by logging companies in forest communities: a reality or a utopia?

27 November 2019

Rainforests are among the richest ecosystems in the world and have a vital importance for the populations who live within them. They are home to approximately 30 million people and provide livelihood subsistence to a 75 million people.

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RFUK and Greenpeace Africa express alarm at agreement that could lead to more environmental damage in the Republic of Congo News

RFUK and Greenpeace Africa express alarm at agreement that could lead to more environmental damage in the Republic of Congo

26 September 2019

Following the meeting of global leaders at the UN climate summit in New York this week, Rainforest Foundation UK and Greenpeace Africa have raised the alarm over an agreement between the governments of Norway and France and the Republic of Congo.

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Area of community forests in DRC passes one million hectares, as RFUK helps DR Congo’s government with new tools News

Area of community forests in DRC passes one million hectares, as RFUK helps DR Congo’s government with new tools

25 September 2019

Human rights and environmental charity, the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), and its local partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are formally handing over to the country’s government an online ‘database’.

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Indigenous Amazonian cocoa producers awarded prestigious 'Equator Prize' at UN Climate Action Summit News

Indigenous Amazonian cocoa producers awarded prestigious 'Equator Prize' at UN Climate Action Summit

25 September 2019

Kemito Ene was awarded the biennial UN Development Programme’s Equator Prize in recognition of its "outstanding community effort to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity” at a ceremony in New York.

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