Statement in Support of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene in their quest for Justice for Asháninka Defenders ES Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) expresses its deep concern at the circumstances surrounding the recent preliminary detention order against Indigenous leader Angel Pedro Valerio, president of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene (CARE). Given the importance of … Read more

African Civil Society Decries Capture of the Africa Climate Summit by Corporate Interests   As African leaders gather for the Africa Climate Summit, hundreds of African organisations have expressed concerns about the corporate capture of the event.  The inaugural summit – held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September – is billed as a crucial … Read more

ES Blog: Nurturing Cultural Resilience: The Asháninka Communities and CARE Federation in Peru’s Ene Region August 31, 2023 The CARE Federation is a testament to the strength, resilience and unity of the Asháninka Indigenous People of Peru’s Ene region. In this blog, RFUK explores the Asháninka way of life and how CARE’s support brings about positive … Read more

Putting land-use planning into action: community monitoring with the Ashaninka February 6, 2023 To put their land-use planning work into action, RFUK has supported the training of Asháninka community forest custodians on the use of a real time monitoring system called CIPTA (AIDESEP’s Centre for Information and Territorial Planning) – a tool which has been … Read more

Land use planning with the Ashaninka in the Peruvian Amazon January 26, 2023 Part of our work with the Asháninka communities in the Ene River basin has focused on improving control over their ancestral territories through the development of participatory land use plans.   These plans support their rights to access and use their forests … Read more

Celebrating the Ashaninka: a look into our sustainable livelihoods project September 9, 2022 Last month marked the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022, globally recognising the contributions, achievements and vast knowledge of the indigenous populations of the world. To celebrate, we wanted to share what some of the communities we work with have … Read more

NBS: New Era or False Dawn? – Webinar Q&A May 24, 2021 How could a local community be helpful in preserving the flora especially of endangered species? Numerous research demonstrates how indigenous peoples and local communities are the best stewards of tropical forests. Their participation is crucial to preserving biodiversity. See for example: 5 Maps … Read more

Part 2 of an RFUK & WRI joint webinar series exploring and debating Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change. Presentations from RFUK, APEM, CARE & RRI explore the real-world challenges of implementing NbS on the ground.

RFUK has worked in Peru since 1998, supporting the indigenous peoples of the central Amazon forest region and the Vilcabamba mountain range to defend their lands and their right to lead a life in accordance with their culture and wishes. These mountain and forest regions are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world.