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Real-time community-based forest monitoring: Challenges and opportunities

Real-time community-based forest monitoring: Challenges and opportunities

01 June 2015

This briefing presents the main findings from a study and consultation covering nine countries, conducted for The Rainforest Foundation UK in April 2015. It follows the successful technical testing in Cameroon of RFUK’s ForestLink technology.

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The Mapping For Rights Methodology

The Mapping For Rights Methodology

01 January 2015

MappingForRights is a new approach to participatory (or ‘community’) mapping. It has been developed by RFUK on the back of 15 years’ experience of supporting indigenous and traditional communities of the Congo Basin rainforest in their efforts to fulfil their rights to land and livelihood. The approach explained in this reference guide is the result of collaboration with indigenous peoples, nongovernment organisations, (NGOs), community organisations, government agencies and specialised academic institutions.

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Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin

Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin

01 November 2014

This study considers the constraints and opportunities for community-based forest management in the region with a careful examination of indigenous and customary systems of forest resource management and rights.

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Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin (Executive summary)

Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin (Executive summary)

01 November 2014

This summary of our in-depth study considers the constraints and opportunities for community-based forest management in the region with a careful examination of indigenous and customary systems of forest resource management and rights.

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Protected areas in the Congo Basin: A briefing

Protected areas in the Congo Basin: A briefing

01 November 2014

In 2014, RFUK undertook research on protected areas and their effects on local communities, using both desk-based studies and field-based data collection. For a more in-depth update to this briefing, read our 2016 study on protected areas.

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Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo Basin

Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo Basin

01 September 2014

This leaflet provides information about RFUK’s Mapping and Forest Governance (MFG) Programme, designed to contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable management and improved governance of tropical rainforests in the Congo Basin.

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