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Divided Forests: Towards fairer zoning of forest lands

Divided Forests: Towards fairer zoning of forest lands

01 January 2006

This report provides a review of macro-level forest zoning as a tool for forest management and land-use planning, in order to identify some of the lessons that have been, or should be learnt. The experiences of Australia, Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia are considered. The successes and failures of each of these case studies are identified, and recommendations made for future zoning initiatives.

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The rights of the pygmy people in the Republic of Congo: International legal context

The rights of the pygmy people in the Republic of Congo: International legal context

01 January 2006

This report sets forth the broad contours of the international human rights regime as it concerns indigenous peoples, and thus the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville’s responsibilities under international law, in the context of the current initiative to develop legislative protection for the Congolese Baka “Pygmy” peoples.

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RFUK Annual Report 2004/05

RFUK Annual Report 2004/05

31 December 2005

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2004/2005 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Broken Promises: How World Bank Group policies fail to protect forests and forest peoples’ rights

Broken Promises: How World Bank Group policies fail to protect forests and forest peoples’ rights

01 January 2005

This is a collaborative report published with RFUK and seven other organisations. As the articles in this special issue show, the World Bank has broken several key promises and, sadly, the concerns the authors had about the World Bank’s new Forests Policy turn out to have been all too well founded.

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RFUK Annual Report 2003

RFUK Annual Report 2003

31 December 2003

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2003 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Forest management transparency, governance and the law: Case studies from the Congo Basin

Forest management transparency, governance and the law: Case studies from the Congo Basin

01 October 2003

This study is aimed at presenting some of the concerns of representatives of the civil society of Central Africa about the forestry law and its implementation in the region. It contains various topics ranging from land laws to governance through the production of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), violent conflicts and deforestation, with examples drawn from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon.

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