Our work is vital to the future of the world's rainforests

Our work is vital to the future of the world's rainforests


Protection of Africa’s rainforests needs radical change

RFUK calls for ‘Sustainable Conservation’ that serves both people and the planet


Protected areas in Africa’s great equatorial rainforests are falling well below expectations both in terms of conserving wildlife and respecting local peoples’ rights.

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EVENT WEBINAR: Parks, People and Rights: Towards sustainable conservation in Africa

Join us on Wednesday 4th May at 18:00 via live, video webinar for a discussion about Africa’s protected areas in the Congo Basin.

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From the Forest

Nora Serrat is the Rainforest Foundation UK’s Programme Coordinator for Cameroon. In March she met with local partner organisations in Yaoundé, to discuss plans the next phase of our mapping project.

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Why Africa’s rainforests need sustainable conservation

In 2003, in front of a Congressional Committee, one of the United States’ most acclaimed conservationists pleaded for government support for protection of the wildlife of Africa’s rainforests.

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Another reprieve for DRC’s forests!

For the past 13 years, the government of DR Congo has had in place a law prohibiting the handing out of any more areas rainforest to large-scale commercial logging companies.

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Our work has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to conserve and protect the rainforests


Twenty-five million Acres

The rainforests of the world are being destroyed at an increasingly rapid rate. Not only are the forests the lungs of our earth, there are millions of people living in and around the rainforests who depend on the forests for shelter, food, medicine and livelihoods.


£10 can start the process

The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is working to ensure the long-term protection of rainforests by securing the rights of indigenous communities to land, life and livelihoods.


£200 will provide a mapping device to help a community protect its rainforest

By mapping their land a community claim their rights to land and defend their forest home from threats



Mapping For Rights

By highlighting the presence of otherwise 'invisible' indigenous peoples and forest communities, this project hopes to bridge the gap between remote forest communities and central decision making processes to eradicate marginalisation of forest dwellers.

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Palm Oil

Palm oil production has had devastating effects in South East Asia. With palm oil producers looking to aggressively expand their operations in West and Central Africa, this project aims to raise awareness of the negative impacts and ensure Africa does not experience similar problems.

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Community Legal Field Workers

In the Congo Basin, indigenous peoples and forest communities have become extremely vulnerable due to discrimination, exclusion from governance processes and rights violations.

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