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Why Africa’s rainforests need sustainable conservation News

Why Africa’s rainforests need sustainable conservation

26 April 2016

In 2003, in front of a Congressional Committee, one of the United States’ most acclaimed conservationists pleaded for government support for protection of the wildlife of Africa’s rainforests.

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Another reprieve for DRC’s forests! News

Another reprieve for DRC’s forests!

26 April 2016

For the past 13 years, the government of DR Congo has had in place a law prohibiting the handing out of any more areas rainforest to large-scale commercial logging companies.

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RFUK calls for ‘Sustainable Conservation’ that serves both people and the planet News

RFUK calls for ‘Sustainable Conservation’ that serves both people and the planet

22 April 2016

Protected areas in Africa’s great equatorial rainforests are falling well below expectations both in terms of conserving wildlife and respecting local peoples’ rights.

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Briefing on major legal development on community forests in DRC News

Briefing on major legal development on community forests in DRC

05 April 2016

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently adopted a new legal regulation that could allow millions of its forest-dependent people to protect and manage their forest lands...

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RFUK launches Real-Time Forest Monitoring in Cameroon Blog

RFUK launches Real-Time Forest Monitoring in Cameroon

31 March 2016

By working closely with different stakeholders we’re setting the stage to allow law enforcement officials to make timely and effective use of real-time data in order to stop illegal logging and protect vulnerable communities.

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The Paris climate agreement; what does it mean for rainforests? News

The Paris climate agreement; what does it mean for rainforests?

12 March 2016

The global agreement signed in Paris in December has been heralded as a historic moment in efforts to tackle climate change. The destruction and burning of rainforests contributes perhaps 10% of all man-made greenhouse additions to the atmosphere.

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Amazonian Leader Receives Indigenous Award for Rights Advocacy News

Amazonian Leader Receives Indigenous Award for Rights Advocacy

12 March 2016

Indigenous leader and Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) partner Ruth Buendía has been awarded the Bartolomé de las Casas prize for her commitment to standing up for the human and environmental rights of the Asháninka people in the Peruvian Amazon.

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PRESS RELEASE: Congo threatens to open world’s second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers News

PRESS RELEASE: Congo threatens to open world’s second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers

02 March 2016

A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest to new logging companies.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tens of millions of hectares of Africa’s rainforests could benefit from local community control News

PRESS RELEASE: Tens of millions of hectares of Africa’s rainforests could benefit from local community control

17 February 2016

A new landmark regulation that could allow millions of forest-dependent people to protect and manage their local rainforest, and potentially help lift them out of poverty, has been adopted by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Real-time monitoring technology being tested in four countries Blog

Real-time monitoring technology being tested in four countries

31 January 2016

The Rainforest Foundation UK is currently collaborating with local partners in three African countries – Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana – as well as in the Peruvian Amazon to implement innovative real-time monitoring (RTM) projects

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