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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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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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