The impacts of agri-business in Cameroon laid bare

The impacts of agri-business in Cameroon laid bare

Community mapping around new agricultural plantations in southern Cameroon has shown the extent to which the concession overlaps with the customary lands and resources of local communities, severely restricting their livelihoods and raising further fears about the impacts of agribusiness in the country. In 2013, RFUK’s Seeds of Destruction report charted how the Congo Basin rainforest is the new frontier…

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ForestLink community real-time monitoring system being rolled out in Peru, Ghana, Cameroon and DRC

ForestLink community real-time monitoring system being rolled out in Peru, Ghana, Cameroon and DRC

Following the successful launch and piloting of the community real-time monitoring system in Cameroon, the initiative is now also being rolled out in Peru, Ghana and DRC with support from the UK Department for International Development and the Waterloo Foundation. The low-cost system, which allows communities to send near real-time illegal logging alerts even from areas where there is no…

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Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in 'real-time' thanks to ground-breaking technology

Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology

A technologically innovative system, unveiled today by the Rainforest Foundation UK, (RFUK), gives forest peoples the opportunity to send near-instantaneous, highly geographically accurate reports of illegal felling of trees, such as by timber or palm oil companies, from anywhere in the world, even where there is no mobile, phone or internet connectivity. Information on illegal activity in the forest can…

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