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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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Time for a rethink of forest management in the Congo Basin News

Time for a rethink of forest management in the Congo Basin

27 November 2014

The latest in this mini-series on the underlying challenges facing for governance in the Congo Basin, we present ‘Rethinking Community Based Forest Management in the Congo Basin’ a major research study looking at alternatives to industrial-scale logging.

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Round the world trip for former RFUK staff member News

Round the world trip for former RFUK staff member

12 November 2014

Former staffer follows in footsteps of famous journalist and offsets them for RFUK!

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