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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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Update from the Field News

Update from the Field

20 August 2014

RFUK staffer Georges-Thierry Handja (pictured centre) has just finished training sixteen Cameroonians who will join our team as we start to map areas of rainforest under imminent threat from palm oil companies, logging and road-building.

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World Bank Safeguard Policies News

World Bank Safeguard Policies

08 August 2014

As the United Nations (UN), prepares to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples tomorrow, August 9, the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples are now under greater threat by new policies being promoted by the World Bank.

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Kemito Ene at Festival News

Kemito Ene at Festival

31 July 2014

More than 30,000 people attended the annual chocolate festival, Salon del Cocoa y Chocolate in Peru where producers, including Kemito Ene – the Asháninka indigenous cocoa association from the Ene River – showcased their products to the market.

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Meet the Community Lawyers News

Meet the Community Lawyers

03 July 2014

The Rainforest Foundation (RFUK) develops special field programmes for teams of young African lawyers known as Community legal field workers (CLFWs) to work with forest communities, indigenous peoples and local organisations.

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Extension of Participatory mapping project in Ingende, Province of Equateur Democratic Republic of Congo News

Extension of Participatory mapping project in Ingende, Province of Equateur Democratic Republic of Congo

03 July 2014

The Rainforest Foundation UK and its local NGO partner, the Groupe D’action pour Sauver L’Homme et son Environnement (GASHE) will expand RFUK’s current participatory mapping project to the Ingende Territory which will involve up to 200 local communities.

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RFUK embarks upon a new era in its Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo basin News

RFUK embarks upon a new era in its Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo basin

03 July 2014

The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) alongside its local NGO partner FODER (Forêts et Développement Rurale) has embarked upon a new phase in the Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo Basin by extending project activities into Cameroon.

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RFUK's Peruvian Amazon partner wins prestigious environmental award News

RFUK's Peruvian Amazon partner wins prestigious environmental award

03 July 2014

Ruth Buendía, an Asháninka woman and President of the Rainforest Foundation UK’s indigenous partner organisation in Peru, was awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work to unite the Asháninka people around a campaign against large scale.

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