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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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Community Forest Tenure Mapping in Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo Case Study

Community Forest Tenure Mapping in Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo Case Study

01 December 2009

This paper examines the mapping and zoning initiatives that are underway in the DRC and the few attempts that are being made to document and understand the nuances of community rights to lands and resources.

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Community Forest Tenure and Mapping in Central Africa: CAR case study

Community Forest Tenure and Mapping in Central Africa: CAR case study

01 December 2009

CAR has a series of legislative and regulatory texts that lay down the terms and conditions for occupying the forest lands and areas, which cover around 5 million hectares or 8% of the national territory. This case study looks at the legal context in CAR and what opportunities exist for community mapping.

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