Direct funding of Indigenous peoples can protect global rainforests and the climate January 25, 2024 by Joe Eisen, Suzanne Pelletier, Tørris Jæger. This article was first published on 24 January 2024 in Mongabay. Last week, Indigenous leaders from around the world joined business leaders and politicians for the World Economic Forum’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. … Read more

Thriving Indigenous-led cacao initiative in Peru is a win for both people and forests December 19, 2023 In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the roaring success of the cooperative, Kemito Ene, stands as a shining example of how to uphold Indigenous culture and protect forests through sustainable agroforestry practices. Founded 12 years ago, Kemito … Read more

Full Spanish language publication of Veedurías Forestales para la Defensa de los Territorios Indígenas y la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la Amazonía Peruana: la Experiencia de la FENAMAD con el Sistema de Alerta Temprana ForestLink.

English and Spanish language Executive Summary: Forest Observatories for the Defence of Indigenous Territories and the Conservation of Nature in the Peruvian Amazon: the Experience of the Native Federation of Madre de Dios and the ForestLink Project.

Spanish Forest Observatories Revolutionise Climate Action in the Amazon December 8, 2023 As decision-makers discuss climate change from air-conditioned rooms at COP28, Indigenous peoples are taking climate action in their own hands. In Peru, for centuries, Indigenous communities have managed their traditional lands sustainably, linking their cultural identity to the health of their ecosystems. But … Read more

Petrol Non-Merci ! Civil society organisations push presidential candidates on their environmental commitments in the run up to DRC presidential elections November 6, 2023 Kinshasa Last week, Congolese civil society organisations knocked at the door of several candidates running for the upcoming DRC presidential elections to ask them to prioritize pressing environmental issues in their … Read more

The Three Basin Summit falls short of bold actions in fight against tropical deforestation November 1, 2023 At the closing of the Three Basin Summit on Saturday, governments and leaders vowed to strengthen collaboration to preserve the world’s great rainforest basins but fell short of adopting concrete outcomes to protect tropical forests and forest-dependent communities … Read more

GUEST BLOG: The People of the Congo Basin Peat Swamp Forest October 20, 2023 On a tributary of the River Congo, there is a row of houses with thatch roofs under fruit and palm trees with dug-out canoes tied to the river bank. Everything in this village comes from the forest – the food, the … Read more

Banging the Drum for Indigenous-Led Forest Protection at New York Climate Week September 18, 2023 This week, Rainforest Foundation UK will be banging the drum for Indigenous-led forest protection at New York Climate Week, the annual gathering where global leaders, innovators and activists to share real, innovative and scalable solutions to the climate crisis. Together … Read more

SUCCESS STORY: Economic Empowerment Through Community Cocoa Production in DRC September 15, 2023 Today in the villages of Mibenga and Ilebo, nestled along the edge of the Tumba Lediima Nature Reserve in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), community members have been working hard to improve the cocoa production in their Community Forests as … Read more