Rainforest Foundation UK News
Bank holiday Monday saw the launch of the Rainforest Foundation’s London Overground advertising campaign.
For the first time in history rainforests are on the London Overground.
However, you don’t need to be on a train to make a difference anyone anywhere can help by texting PROTECT to 70300 to donate £3 to help protect an acre of Congo Basin rainforest.
For more information on our campaign visit our Appetite for Destruction page here.
Find out more about our work to train community lawyers in the Congo Basin to support communities in their addressing their legal challenges. This leaflet gives an overview of our work, our approach and our plans to expand our legal training programme to support many more communities in the future.
A big thank you to all our marathon runners who completed the 2013 Virgin London Marathon!
We'd like to say a big thank you to our heroic team of 12 who ran the 26 miles of the Virgin London Marathon 2013 on Sunday. For many it was their first marathon and a massive achievement following months of exhausting training. Congratulations guys, you made it!
A basic information leaflet on our work with indigenous peoples in the Congo Basin, it provides a general overview of our work and plans for the future, as well as of the challenges that indigenous peoples face and how we tackle them.
In light of yesterday’s alarming news relating to the recent escalation of unrest in Bangui, Central African Republic, The Rainforest Foundation UK is closely monitoring the current situation.
At the moment, no RFUK staff are present in the country. However, we are concerned for the safety of our local CAR project partners, though we have no reason to believe they are in any imminent danger. We will continue to issue updates whenever new information becomes available.
Read all about RFUK’s Appetite for Destruction campaign in today’s Environment section of the Guardian! RFUK has teamed up with Ethical Consumer Magazine to highlight the threat that unsustainable palm oil production is posing to the world’s rainforests, and to the indigenous peoples inhabiting them. As part of this effort, we’ve launched a guide to foods containing palm oil to raise awareness of the impacts associated with the production of this common ingredient. Consumers should be empowered to make informed purchasing decisions, understanding the impact of the production of the products they pick.
A new environmental campaign launches today encouraging chocolate lovers to become check-out campaigners in their choice of Easter Eggs with the aim of halting the destruction of the world’s rainforests.
The campaign is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer and has surveyed over 70 of the UK's top chocolate brands on their use of palm oil or its derivatives.
The campaign is being launched in response to the increasing threat that unsustainable palm oil is posing to the world’s rainforests, and consequently, to the people that rely almost entirely on those forests for their livelihoods.
Half a million hectares of industrial oil palm expansion projects are getting underway in the Congo Basin rainforest, which will result in a fivefold increase in the area of active large-scale palm plantations in the region, according to Seeds of Destruction, a new report issued today by The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK).
Seeds of Destruction unveils Atama Plantations SARL's, plans to develop the largest oil palm plantation in the Congo Basin.
What: RFUK documentary ’Mapping our Future - A story of the Congo Basin people's fight to save the rainforest’
When: 13/02/13, 22:00 GMT
Where: The Community Channel (Sky 539/Virgin Media 233/Freeview 87/BT Vision)
“The forest is something that we have inherited from our ancestors. We are the children of the forest that is why we protect it. It is our main resource.”
For the last ten years, we have been helping local African organisations to carry out mapping with forest communities giving people such as the Bayaka a means to protect their environment. We’ve produced a film in conjunction with film producer Luis Leitao to tell the story.