Community forests: from theory to practice

Community forests: from theory to practice

What does a community-managed forest look like in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)? That is precisely the question that the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and our partners are currently working to answer through our Community Forests (CF) project, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID). In February 2016, the DRC government passed landmark community forest legislation, creating…

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Tropical Forest Community Mapping Initiative points the way to next generation of participatory mapping

Tropical Forest Community Mapping Initiative points the way to next generation of participatory mapping

Building on the MappingForRights initiative in the Congo Basin, the Rainforest Foundations (UK, US and Norway) recently undertook a global assessment into the feasibility of establishing a pan-tropical online interactive mapping facility of forest peoples’ lands. The consultation of more than 70 indigenous organisations and NGOs showed there is significant and urgent demand for the kind of tools developed under…

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