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27 January 2016

Aldo Soto is the Rainforest Foundation UK’s Programme Coordinator for Peru. He is currently in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, where we are working with indigenous communities to protect their rainforest.

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More than 60 organisations call for a halt to drilling in Africa's oldest national park News

More than 60 organisations call for a halt to drilling in Africa's oldest national park

25 January 2016

RFUK has joined over 60 organisations calling on UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach an agreement to prevent any oil exploration, extraction or related activities in Virunga.

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RFUK partner awarded 'French Republic’s Human Rights Prize' News

RFUK partner awarded 'French Republic’s Human Rights Prize'

11 December 2015

Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l'Homme (OCDH), one of RFUK's local partners based in the Republic of Congo, has been awarded the 2015 French Republic's Human Rights Prize.

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STING AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS LEND A HAND IN CHARITY CHRISTMAS AUCTION News

STING AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS LEND A HAND IN CHARITY CHRISTMAS AUCTION

02 October 2015

‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ auction features celebrity-crafted Christmas cards, limited-edition artworks and luxury experiences - proceeds going to projects which help to protect the future of the rainforests and rights of indigenous and forest people.

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ForestLink - putting the power to save forests in local peoples’ hands News

ForestLink - putting the power to save forests in local peoples’ hands

29 June 2015

An audience at The Royal Institution (RI) in London on Wednesday heard how millions of ‘community forest monitors’ could be mobilised by a new system devised by RFUK that enables them to report illegal logging in real-time.

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EVENT: Community Based Real-Time Monitoring: A New Breakthrough in Forest Governance? News

EVENT: Community Based Real-Time Monitoring: A New Breakthrough in Forest Governance?

12 June 2015

The Rainforest Foundation UK is hosting an event at the Royal Institution in London on Wednesday 24th June to discuss a new innovative technological system that enables remote forest communities to report illegal activities in real-time.

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Announcing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal Presenter - Charlie Hamilton James! Blog

Announcing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal Presenter - Charlie Hamilton James!

21 May 2015

We are delighted to announce that photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James is our BBC Radio 4 presenter this year! The recording took place at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London yesterday and will first air on July 19.

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Indigenous peoples convene on how new technologies can help respond to new threats in tropical forests News

Indigenous peoples convene on how new technologies can help respond to new threats in tropical forests

01 May 2015

Indigenous representatives convened in New York to share experiences of community mapping and how emerging technologies could help scale up efforts to document forest peoples’ occupation and use of rainforests in the face of increasing threats.

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Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology News

Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology

28 April 2015

Launch of a technologically innovative system that gives forest peoples the opportunity to send near-instantaneous, highly geographically accurate reports of illegal felling of trees, such as by timber or palm oil companies, from anywhere in the world.

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RFUK trains mappers in Cameroon amid renewed threat to rainforest Blog

RFUK trains mappers in Cameroon amid renewed threat to rainforest

23 January 2015

RFUK’s mapping coordinator Georges Thierry Handja was in Cameroon last month to continue our support for communities facing threats to their lands. Over just 12 days, RFUK trained teams of people from three regions to support forest communities...

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