Statement in Support of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene in their quest for Justice for Asháninka Defenders Spanish Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) expresses its deep concern at the circumstances surrounding the recent preliminary detention order against Indigenous leader Angel Pedro Valerio, president of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene (CARE). Given the importance of … Read more

African Civil Society Decries Capture of the Africa Climate Summit by Corporate Interests   As African leaders gather for the Africa Climate Summit, hundreds of African organisations have expressed concerns about the corporate capture of the event.  The inaugural summit – held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September – is billed as a crucial … Read more

Spanish Blog: Nurturing Cultural Resilience: The Asháninka Communities and CARE Federation in Peru’s Ene Region August 31, 2023 The CARE Federation is a testament to the strength, resilience and unity of the Asháninka Indigenous People of Peru’s Ene region. In this blog, RFUK explores the Asháninka way of life and how CARE’s support brings about positive … Read more

A Step in the Right Direction: Publication of ICCN’s Guidelines for Grievance Mechanisms in DRC August 25, 2023 In Kinshasa recently, an important step was taken towards securing the rights of the millions of people who live in the vicinity of national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a lengthy process involving consultation … Read more

Allegations of Rights Abuses in WWF-managed Ntokou Pikounda National Park March 28, 2023 Worrying reports of forced displacement and human rights abuses have emerged from the Republic of Congo’s youngest national park.   Rainforest Foundation UK’s local partner Centre d’Actions pour le Développement (CAD) just published an investigation around Ntokou Pikounda National Park, finding that … Read more

New Global Biodiversity Framework: a missed opportunity to galvanise a new era of conservation January 11, 2023 After years of intense international negotiations and delays, the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was finally adopted at COP15 last month at COP15 in Montreal. The agreement, which sets the stage for international conservation efforts over this decade, includes … Read more

After years of intense international negotiations and delays, the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) has now been adopted but the final agreement is a mixed bag – while it contains some hard-fought guarantees for Indigenous Peoples and other local communities, core concerns about the “30×30” plan remain. Ultimately, governments have missed a huge opportunity for a … Read more

NGOs warn 30×30 plan could “devastate Indigenous lives” in run-up to COP15 December 1, 2022 These Khadia men were thrown off their land after it was turned into a protected area. They lived for months under plastic sheets. Millions more face this fate if the 30% plan goes ahead. © Survival Human Rights NGOs have … Read more

With COP15 looming, leading Human Rights NGOs have denounced the planned target of protecting 30% of Earth by 2030.

“The 30×30 conservation pledge isn’t backed by science” – warn human rights groups June 21, 2022 A push to place 30% of the planet under ‘protected’ status by 2030, while making for catchy media headlines and political slogans, is not supported by the science, a group of international NGOs have warned. This warning comes as … Read more