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The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo

The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo

07 December 2017

This report is based on investigations in Republic of Congo by our local civil society partners, mainly within six forest communities living in or on the periphery of Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP) and Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP). The aim of our investigations was to understand the impact of the protected areas on those communities and the evolution of the relationships between them.

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A critical analysis of the safeguards framework of the Mai Ndombe PIREDD project

A critical analysis of the safeguards framework of the Mai Ndombe PIREDD project

01 August 2017

The safeguard plans as they currently stand are seriously flawed, inadequate to ensure proper protection against harm, and need substantial re-working, clarification and improvement.

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Logging in Congo’s rainforests: A ‘Carbon Bomb’ about to be primed by the government of Norway?

Logging in Congo’s rainforests: A ‘Carbon Bomb’ about to be primed by the government of Norway?

21 June 2017

In 2017, the government of Norway, through its ‘Central African Forests Initiative’ (CAFI), was considering providing financial support to a programme being developed by the French Development Agency (AFD) to greatly expand large-scale commercial logging in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This briefing outlines the potential impacts this proposal would have on the climate.

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Inongo sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

Inongo sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

01 April 2017

*French only* This community 'atlas' provides information on the realities and traditional livelihoods of the communities of Inongo sector, in the Inongo territory, Mai-Ndombe province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Community-based real-time monitoring in the Congo Basin and Amazon rainforests

Community-based real-time monitoring in the Congo Basin and Amazon rainforests

01 February 2017

In 2015, Rainforest Foundation UK, in collaboration with Forêts et Développement Rural (FODER), successfully developed and tested a ground-breaking new system, ForestLink, a tool to enable communities anywhere in the world to capture and transmit accurately geo-referenced reports of forest illegalities to authorities and other stakeholders in real-time – even in areas where there is no mobile or internet connectivity.

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Community Forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Community Forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo

31 January 2017

This brochure provides information about a three-year project implemented by the Rainforest Foundation UK and its partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project will implement an experimental approach to community-based natural resource management in order to secure forest-dwellers’ rights to land and natural resources and to ensure that forests in DRC are managed in a sustainable and equitable manner.

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