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EU plan to tackle biodiversity loss in Africa not good news for people or nature, NGOs say News

EU plan to tackle biodiversity loss in Africa not good news for people or nature, NGOs say

25 September 2020

The Rainforest Foundation UK, Minority Rights Group International and Forest Peoples Programme have today written to the European Commission expressing concerns over its plans for a new flagship biodiversity programme in Africa...

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PRESS RELEASE: UN plan to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030 could displace hundreds of millions, NGOs and experts warn News

PRESS RELEASE: UN plan to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030 could displace hundreds of millions, NGOs and experts warn

02 September 2020

One hundred twenty eight environmental and human rights NGOs and experts today warn that a United Nations drive to increase global protected areas such as national parks could lead to severe human rights violations...

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New-look MappingForRights – Promoting transparency and accountability in forest governance News

New-look MappingForRights – Promoting transparency and accountability in forest governance

21 July 2020

We’re delighted to announce the upgraded version of MappingForRights - the geo-spatial platform that aims to put forest communities in the Congo Basin on the map.

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PRESS RELEASE: UN 2030 CONSERVATION PLAN COULD DISPOSSESS 300 MILLION PEOPLE News

PRESS RELEASE: UN 2030 CONSERVATION PLAN COULD DISPOSSESS 300 MILLION PEOPLE

20 July 2020

A new UN drive to increase global protected areas could lead to severe human rights violations and cause irreversible social harm if not backed by much stronger guarantees of the rights of indigenous people and other...

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Civic Response’s Radio Campaign Raises Awareness of ForestLink and Community-led Forest Protection in Ghana Blog

Civic Response’s Radio Campaign Raises Awareness of ForestLink and Community-led Forest Protection in Ghana

12 June 2020

RFUK’s Ghanaian partner Civic Response has just completed a two-month radio sensitization campaign across the country on community based Real Time Monitoring (RTM)...

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FORESTLINK: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF FOREST GUARDIANS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS IN TACKLING ILLEGAL LOGGING IN DRC Blog

FORESTLINK: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF FOREST GUARDIANS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS IN TACKLING ILLEGAL LOGGING IN DRC

05 June 2020

FGMC Case Study - May 2020 : With support from the UK Department for International Development (DfID), the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has been successfully developing and testing a ground-breaking...

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RFUK partner designs COVID-19 poster to help forest communities prepare Blog

RFUK partner designs COVID-19 poster to help forest communities prepare

12 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a testing time for us all. In the effort to halt this pandemic, we have all taken preventative measures to protect our loved ones, others and ourselves...

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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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