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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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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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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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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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Historic first in the Central African Republic as communities gain rights over their local forests News

Historic first in the Central African Republic as communities gain rights over their local forests

02 May 2019

The first official ‘Community Forest’ has been allocated in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the Congo Basin, giving local people the rights to manage and protect their forest.

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People, parks and social justice: How community maps can help make conservation better Blog

People, parks and social justice: How community maps can help make conservation better

28 November 2018

In a new policy brief, we explore why community mapping data should be used at the outset of all planned conservation projects, and integrated into all decisions related to protected area management.

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