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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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RFUK Annual Report 2015/16

RFUK Annual Report 2015/16

31 December 2016

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2015/2016 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Nguti Council South West Region Republic of Cameroon

Nguti Council South West Region Republic of Cameroon

01 October 2016

This leaflet presents information on the reality and traditional way of life of local communities in the Council of Nguti, Kupe-Muanenguba Division, in the South West Region of Cameroon.

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Banunu Bobangi sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

Banunu Bobangi sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

01 July 2016

*French only* This community 'atlas' provides information on the realities and traditional livelihoods of the communities of Banunu-Bobangi sector, in the territory of Lukolela, Equateur province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Protected areas in the Congo Basin: failing both people and biodiversity?

Protected areas in the Congo Basin: failing both people and biodiversity?

22 April 2016

Based on a sample of 34 protected areas across Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Republic of Congo, including four detailed case studies, this study reveals that biodiversity in the region continues to decline, that there is little evidence that the ‘guns and guards’ approach to protected areas is being effective, and that due to aggressive enforcement, conflicts and human rights abuses are widespread and the livelihoods of many local people have been severely compromised.

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