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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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More awards for RFUK's Peruvian partner Ruth Buendía News

More awards for RFUK's Peruvian partner Ruth Buendía

12 November 2014

RFUK partner, Ruth Buendía, has received two further awards in recognition of defending the human and environmental rights of the Asháninka people in the Peruvian Amazon.

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RFUK teams up with ethical bank Triodos News

RFUK teams up with ethical bank Triodos

12 November 2014

Save ethically with Triodos Bank and help support indigenous people defend their rainforest home! For every savings account opened and with £100 deposited, Triodos will donate £40 to RFUK

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DRC: Conservation authorities will reconsider communities’ role in conservation in controversial new rainforest reserve News

DRC: Conservation authorities will reconsider communities’ role in conservation in controversial new rainforest reserve

10 November 2014

Kinshasa: WWF and the DRC government’s protected areas authority have agreed to reconsider the status of a controversial protected area after meeting with representatives of local communities threatened with loss of land and access to natural resources.

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Are national parks in the Congo Basin failing biodiversity and people?  New ‘paradigm’ of conservation needed - RFUK News

Are national parks in the Congo Basin failing biodiversity and people? New ‘paradigm’ of conservation needed - RFUK

07 November 2014

As conservationists worldwide prepare for a 10-yearly global summit on protected areas, new investigations by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) reveal that national parks and other conservation zones in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest are failing.

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New Community Forest Decree in DRC – RFUK Briefing News

New Community Forest Decree in DRC – RFUK Briefing

07 October 2014

The DRC is at a cross-roads. The passing of the long-awaited community forest decree, ongoing land reform initiatives, land-use zoning/planning and development of large-scale REDD projects, are all likely to impact the world’s second largest rainforest.

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Enough Rainforest Martyrs - Rainforest Foundation Statement News

Enough Rainforest Martyrs - Rainforest Foundation Statement

07 October 2014

Four Peruvian indigenous environmental and human rights activists, including outspoken Asháninka leader Edwin Chota, were brutally murdered on September 1st or 2nd, 2014, near the Brazilian border.

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DRC forest communties are “Squatters on their own lands” - RFUK report finds News

DRC forest communties are “Squatters on their own lands” - RFUK report finds

07 October 2014

A new report by the Rainforest Foundation UK challenges current laws in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which ascribe all ownership of land to the State and deprive forest dwelling people of any right to own or protect forest for their own benefit.

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