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Mapping and Community Forests in the Central African Republic

Mapping and Community Forests in the Central African Republic

01 November 2011

The indigenous and forest-dependent communities in south-west CAR are considered to be the most disenfranchised of the population with many lacking secure access to traditional lands, resources and public services. CAR’s Forest Law opens up new opportunities to secure resource rights for forest communities.

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The growth of protected areas in the Congo Basin

The growth of protected areas in the Congo Basin

01 November 2011

The expansion of the protected area network in the Congo Basin has made a significant contribution to forest protection but has been considerably less successful in addressing the needs of forest-dependent peoples.

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Whose land is it? The status of customary land tenure in Cameroon

Whose land is it? The status of customary land tenure in Cameroon

01 February 2011

This report sets out to identify the current legal status of customary land interests in Cameroon, and suggests ways for their improved recognition. This arises in the context of an ongoing review of forestry sector legislation.

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McREDD: How McKinsey ‘cost-curves’ are distorting REDD

McREDD: How McKinsey ‘cost-curves’ are distorting REDD

01 November 2010

The carbon mitigation cost-curve, as used by McKinsey & Company, has become influential in national and international REDD policy making, but it is misleading for decision-makers. This briefing outlines why this approach is flawed as a policy-making tool.

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Realising rights, protecting forests: An Alternative Vision for Reducing Deforestation

Realising rights, protecting forests: An Alternative Vision for Reducing Deforestation

01 June 2010

This report is intended primarily for opinion-formers and decision-makers with a role in making and influencing national policy and legislation on REDD. The case studies show that respecting the rights and realities of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities is the only way to ensure that the forests remain standing.

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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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