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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Indigenous Mapping: Protecting Rights in a Changing World - EVENT

Indigenous Mapping: Protecting Rights in a Changing World – EVENT

The Rainforest Foundation is hosting an event in New York City tomorrow, (Wednesday, April 22nd) during the time of the 14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (also in NYC). Indigenous Mapping – Protecting Rights in a Changing World will feature presentations from a number of Indigenous Peoples Organisation (IPO) representatives from South East Asia, South America…

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News Round-up: March 14 - April 4, 2015

News Round-up: March 14 – April 4, 2015

  African human rights body sends warning to the World Bank – March 14, 2015 African human rights body warns the World Bank on proposals to reverse decades of advancement in protection of indigenous peoples’ rights http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1503/S00136/african-human-rights-body-sends-warning-to-the-world-bank.htm   Cameroon: One Year On – WWF Fails to Act Against Abuse of ‘Pygmies’ – April 2, 2015 Baka ‘Pygmies’ have faced harassment,…

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News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

Mapping local communities’ efforts to protect forests in Indonesia – February 4, 2015 Local and indigenous communities play an important role managing and protecting forests. http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0204-community-forest-map.html http://news.mongabay.com/community-forests/   World Bank’s forest carbon program falls short on indigenous peoples’ rights, argues report -February 5, 2015 Countries poised to receive World Bank funds for achieving reductions in deforestation have insufficient safeguards for…

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News Round-up February 2 – 15, 2015

News Round-up February 2 – 15, 2015

Supply Chain Policies Need Work to Save Forests – Think Tank – February 12, 2015 Governments, companies and investors still have significant work to do if they are to stop global supply chains causing deforestation and worsening climate change, a tropical forest think tank said on Wednesday. http://allafrica.com/stories/201502120523.html Illegal Logging Still a Big Issue In Cameroon – February 13, 2015…

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News Round Up: January 15 - 28, 2015

News Round Up: January 15 – 28, 2015

Indigenous People Explore Many Shades Of REDD – January 15, 2015  Indigenous people have long been the most effective guardians of the rainforest, but confronted with growing global pressures to clear their lands, how will they find the resources needed to protect their forests and thrive? In this series, we will explore the new emerging mechanism known as “Indigenous REDD”…

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News Round-up: September 8 – 28, 2014

News Round-up: September 8 – 28, 2014

New fund to help indigenous peoples protect forests through land tenure – September 17, 2014 A new institution is in the works to help secure land for indigenous populations in order to significantly reduce the risk of deforestation and become a critical tool in the global struggle against climate change. https://www.devex.com/news/new-fund-to-help-indigenous-peoples-protect-forests-through-land-tenure-84349 REDD+ readiness strategies largely overlook root causes of deforestation…

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