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EVENT: Community Based Real-Time Monitoring: A New Breakthrough in Forest Governance? News

EVENT: Community Based Real-Time Monitoring: A New Breakthrough in Forest Governance?

12 June 2015

The Rainforest Foundation UK is hosting an event at the Royal Institution in London on Wednesday 24th June to discuss a new innovative technological system that enables remote forest communities to report illegal activities in real-time.

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Announcing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal Presenter - Charlie Hamilton James! Blog

Announcing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal Presenter - Charlie Hamilton James!

21 May 2015

We are delighted to announce that photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James is our BBC Radio 4 presenter this year! The recording took place at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London yesterday and will first air on July 19.

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Indigenous peoples convene on how new technologies can help respond to new threats in tropical forests News

Indigenous peoples convene on how new technologies can help respond to new threats in tropical forests

01 May 2015

Indigenous representatives convened in New York to share experiences of community mapping and how emerging technologies could help scale up efforts to document forest peoples’ occupation and use of rainforests in the face of increasing threats.

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Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology News

Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology

28 April 2015

Launch of a technologically innovative system that gives forest peoples the opportunity to send near-instantaneous, highly geographically accurate reports of illegal felling of trees, such as by timber or palm oil companies, from anywhere in the world.

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RFUK trains mappers in Cameroon amid renewed threat to rainforest Blog

RFUK trains mappers in Cameroon amid renewed threat to rainforest

23 January 2015

RFUK’s mapping coordinator Georges Thierry Handja was in Cameroon last month to continue our support for communities facing threats to their lands. Over just 12 days, RFUK trained teams of people from three regions to support forest communities...

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Congo Basin NGOs call for urgent action on palm oil expansion News

Congo Basin NGOs call for urgent action on palm oil expansion

13 January 2015

Environmental and human rights organisations from across the Congo Basin have called for urgent action to prevent forest destruction and violations of rights due to the expansion of industrial palm oil plantations in the region.

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Get Inspired and #MatchMaggie (through Twitter!) News

Get Inspired and #MatchMaggie (through Twitter!)

17 December 2014

Five-year-old Maggie wrote to the Rainforest Foundation UK to tell us she will be donating her weekly pocket money – 20 pence – for a whole year!

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New evidence show that world’s second largest rainforest ‘wilderness’ is already occupied and ‘owned’ by African villagers News

New evidence show that world’s second largest rainforest ‘wilderness’ is already occupied and ‘owned’ by African villagers

11 December 2014

New maps put online by the Rainforest Foundation UK following two years of training and helping local villagers to use sophisticated mapping techniques have revealed an extensive network of previously ‘invisible’ forest land ownership, occupation and use.

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