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UN report highlights impact of conservation efforts on world’s indigenous peoples Blog

UN report highlights impact of conservation efforts on world’s indigenous peoples

10 October 2016

RFUK’s Research and Policy Coordinator, Joe Eisen, recently sat down with the UN Special Rapporteur at the 2016 World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i to discuss the UN report.

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Participatory mapping: bridging the gap between communities & decision-makers in Nguti News

Participatory mapping: bridging the gap between communities & decision-makers in Nguti

03 October 2016

At a four-day workshop in Nguti sub-division, Cameroon, representatives from over 50 local communities presented the results of their participation in MappingForRights, RFUK’s community mapping and monitoring initiative.

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RFUK's ground-breaking mapping project wins prestigious UN award News

RFUK's ground-breaking mapping project wins prestigious UN award

29 September 2016

MappingForRights, RFUK’s community mapping and monitoring initiative, has won a prestigious United Nations climate change award, it was announced today (Thursday 29th September).

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ForestLink training wraps up in Abong-Mbang: Another rainforest community ready to protect their environment Blog

ForestLink training wraps up in Abong-Mbang: Another rainforest community ready to protect their environment

16 September 2016

“I think that the community observers are more than ready to start reporting illegal activities happening right now in their forests – activities that are threatening their way of life and the biodiversity of Cameroon’s rainforest.”

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ForestLink training continues: testing the technology in Abong-Mbang Blog

ForestLink training continues: testing the technology in Abong-Mbang

14 September 2016

In Cameroon, we're training community observers to use our real-time monitoring system.

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Fighting illegal logging in Cameroon: Training the first ForestLink monitors Blog

Fighting illegal logging in Cameroon: Training the first ForestLink monitors

12 September 2016

“Forest people in this region are already witness to illegal logging and the first ForestLink community observers will soon be trained and equipped to report what they see and help save the forests."

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Conservation Watch: Who Pays the Price for Protected Areas? News

Conservation Watch: Who Pays the Price for Protected Areas?

08 September 2016

This week, a new website that exposes the dark side of conservation was launched by environmental writer and researcher, Chris Lang.

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Community-based monitors ready to monitor illegal logging activities and rights violations Blog

Community-based monitors ready to monitor illegal logging activities and rights violations

31 August 2016

Over 60 community representatives have recently been selected in Ghana, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to act as independent monitors in the fight against illegal logging

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