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RFUK Annual Report 2008/09

RFUK Annual Report 2008/09

31 December 2009

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2008/2009 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Community Forest Tenure Mapping in Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo Case Study

Community Forest Tenure Mapping in Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo Case Study

01 December 2009

This paper examines the mapping and zoning initiatives that are underway in the DRC and the few attempts that are being made to document and understand the nuances of community rights to lands and resources.

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Community Forest Tenure and Mapping in Central Africa: CAR case study

Community Forest Tenure and Mapping in Central Africa: CAR case study

01 December 2009

CAR has a series of legislative and regulatory texts that lay down the terms and conditions for occupying the forest lands and areas, which cover around 5 million hectares or 8% of the national territory. This case study looks at the legal context in CAR and what opportunities exist for community mapping.

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Community Forest Tenure Mapping in Central Africa: Republic of Congo case study

Community Forest Tenure Mapping in Central Africa: Republic of Congo case study

01 December 2009

The maps in the study show the extent of ‘indigenous’ knowledge available to the government and forest managers to be used to inform government policy and management plans. This knowledge needs to be documented and its intellectual property protected. Community mapping in most of the cases presented in the study has been a collective exercise involving community members and offers a positive way to organize communities around an exercise of cultural significance.

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Stocktaking: Status of Legal Tenure Recognition of Rights and the Role Community Territorial Mapping in Central and West Africa

Stocktaking: Status of Legal Tenure Recognition of Rights and the Role Community Territorial Mapping in Central and West Africa

01 January 2009

This case study on Gabon finds that there is an urgent need to review community use of forest resources to increase government knowledge of community use but also to capture community knowledge for future management.

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The Situation of the Forest Peoples of the Central African Republic

The Situation of the Forest Peoples of the Central African Republic

01 January 2009

This study is the product of several field missions to meet indigenous forest peoples in different areas of south-western CAR, including Bagandou, Bimbo, Mongoumba, Mbata and Bilolo in the prefectures of Lobaye, Ombella Mpoko and Sangha-Mbaéré.

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