UNVEILING OUR 2023 ANNUAL REVIEW: A YEAR OF GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT May 21, 2024 We are pleased to publish our 2023 Annual Review. In this latest edition, we reflect on RFUK’s 35 years of promoting a simple yet powerful idea – that we need to entrust the protection of tropical forests to the Indigenous and … Read more

A map story following RFUK Executive Director, Joe Eisen, and Forest Campaigner, Vittoria Moretti, up the Congo River and what this reveals about climate impacts and social justice for riverine communities.

We are thrilled to share RFUK’s 2023 Annual Review of our main achievements and impact for the world’s tropical forests and the people that call them home.

Promoting Sustainable Community Forest Enterprises in Équateur Province, DRC May 20, 2024 We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a briefing summarising our approach to establishing collective forest enterprises in Équateur Province, DRC. Published with support from Partnerships for Forests, USAID and NICFI, ‘Guidelines for Establishing Collective Forest Enterprises: The Case of Équateur Province in … Read more

New guidelines by Partnerships for Forests, with support and contributions from Rainforest Foundation UK, on establishing collective forest enterprises in DRC. ‘Guidelines for Establishing Collective Forest Enterprises: The Case of Équateur Province in DRC’ is a comprehensive guide outlining key strategies for promoting sustainable, community-led development and conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse … 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

Apem APEM (Actions pour la Promotion et Protection des Peuples et Espèces Menacés) are courageous advocates of human rights and better forest governance, and pioneers in denouncing gender-based violence by conservation agents. In just a few years since their founding, they have become leaders among Congolese NGOs. With them, we aim to put human rights … Read more

Geo First Pioneers of participatory land use planning in the province of Maniema, GeoFirst are empowering communities to manage their forests effectively, ensuring that their resources will be available for future generations. Our joint short-term goal is to secure these lands as Community Forests. News UNVEILING OUR 2023 ANNUAL REVIEW: A YEAR OF GROWTH AND … Read more

PREPPYG Grassroots organisation PREPPYG works closely with forest and indigenous communities in North Kivu, promoting their rights and providing training on agricultural activities and community enterprise to enhance their wellbeing. With Réseau CREF and RFUK, they are also spearheading community forestry in their region. News UNVEILING OUR 2023 ANNUAL REVIEW: A YEAR OF GROWTH AND … Read more

RÉSEAU CREF A strong NGO network in North Kivu, Réseau CREF has supported communities to manage their lands long before there were laws to protect these efforts, and often against powerful interests such as mining and conservation. They advocate for a society where the free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of local communities and indigenous … Read more