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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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Real-Time Monitoring hits the ground running in the Republic of Congo Blog

Real-Time Monitoring hits the ground running in the Republic of Congo

08 August 2019

Comptoir Juridique Junior (CJJ) is deploying "Real Time Monitoring" (RTM) and the ForestLink technology in the Republic of Congo following their technical training by RFUK in Brazzaville in August 2019...

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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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