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Failing Forests: The World Bank’s flagship REDD+ programme ten years on News

Failing Forests: The World Bank’s flagship REDD+ programme ten years on

11 December 2017

More than a dozen environmental NGOs have written to the World Bank to call for the suspension of its flagship programme to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and degradation.

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Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing News

Aid-funded conservation guards accused of extrajudicial killing

07 December 2017

The Rainforest Foundation UK and three leading Congolese human rights organisations are calling for an investigation into a new case of extrajudicial killing of a man by ‘eco-guards’ in Republic of Congo.

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RFUK calls for zero tolerance to human rights abuses in Africa’s national parks News

RFUK calls for zero tolerance to human rights abuses in Africa’s national parks

07 December 2017

Protected areas are having a devastating impact on the rights and livelihoods of forest communities in Africa’s Republic of Congo, a report published today by the Rainforest Foundation UK, reveals.

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Joint Statement on the proposal to lift DRC's logging moratorium News

Joint Statement on the proposal to lift DRC's logging moratorium

12 November 2017

Statement on the announcement that the government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has started a process to lift its moratorium on the allocation of new logging concessions.

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How to involve women in forest management: Interview with a community organiser in DRC Blog

How to involve women in forest management: Interview with a community organiser in DRC

02 November 2017

Ruth Badubaye has been working with rainforest communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for several years. Now she's a partner in our new Community Forests project.

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First provincial Roundtable on community forestry takes place in DRC News

First provincial Roundtable on community forestry takes place in DRC

10 October 2017

Around 90 participants travelled to Mbandaka in north western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September to take part in the first ever provincial Roundtable on Community Forestry.

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Community based monitoring in Cameroon helps bring illegal loggers to justice News

Community based monitoring in Cameroon helps bring illegal loggers to justice

31 August 2017

Real time alerts from rainforest monitors are now helping law enforcement take action against illegal logging

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VIDEO: Extractive industries inside protected areas: A double blow for forest communities Blog

VIDEO: Extractive industries inside protected areas: A double blow for forest communities

08 August 2017

Research by the Rainforest Foundation UK into conservation areas in Central Africa’s tropical forests has shown that extractive industries are very often tolerated, if not incentivised, inside and around protected areas.

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Norwegian and French governments threaten world’s second largest tropical rainforest News

Norwegian and French governments threaten world’s second largest tropical rainforest

13 July 2017

A joint statement by The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), Greenpeace, Global Witness, Réseau Ressources Naturelles (RRN) and Groupe de Travail de Climat REDD Rénové (GTCRR)

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Government of Norway gives green light to continuing massive illegalities in Congo’s rainforests News

Government of Norway gives green light to continuing massive illegalities in Congo’s rainforests

05 July 2017

The government of Norway is today accused by RFUK of encouraging impunity for serious wrong-doing, by failing to insist that illegal logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo are immediately terminated.

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