Realising the Pledge

A new briefing from the Rainforest Foundations of the UK, USA, & Norway on how increased funding for forest communities could transform global climate and biodiversity efforts, and what it will take to get there.

Supporting communities

Since our inception, the Rainforest Foundation has helped indigenous and local communities protect more than 12 million hectares of rainforest across the world.

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Are you passionate about human rights and environmental justice? We're looking for new members to join our team and help us in our mission to secure the world's rainforests for people, and planet

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Our work in right-based rainforest protection

Tackling deforestation with tech

Our community forest monitoring initiative unlocks the potential of forest guardians by connecting them with law enforcement agencies to monitor and protect forests. At the heart of this is ForestLink – a breakthrough system that enables communities to transmit highly accurate and low cost geographical alerts of illegal forest activities in real-time – even in remote areas with no connectivity.

Supporting land & livelihoods

We campaign for laws and policies that recognise the rights of communities to their lands and resources, help put ‘otherwise’ invisible forest peoples on the map, and assist them in developing and implementing land-use plans that protect forests and sustain livelihoods.  

Turning research into action

Our research, advocacy and campaigns address the root causes of deforestation and its human impacts, expose the false solutions to these threats and develops actionable and scalable solutions for policy makers. This work is thoroughly rooted in practical experience and is constantly aimed at amplifying the voices of marginalised forest communities. 

Latest publications

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Realising the Pledge: How increased funding for forest communities can transform global climate and biodiversity efforts

Protected Areas and Indigenous Rights: A submission to the UN Special Rapporteur

RFUK Annual Report 2020/21

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Roads to Ruin: the emerging impacts of infrastructure development in Congo Basin forests


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