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Rainforest Foundation UK

Climate justice for forest communities. Securing lands, sustaining lives

Rainforest Foundation UK

Cause Impact

£5 can help train forest communities to map and defend their rainforest home

About the Cause

RFUK, tackle deforestation locally and globally. Locally, they help forest communities to gain land rights, challenge logging companies, manage their forests and protect their environment. Globally, RFUK campaign to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants.
We believe that the best way to protect the rainforest is through empowering indigenous peoples to defend their ancestral lands.

RFUK approach differs from that of other organisations in that it is committed to both human rights and environmental protection. Instead of purchasing land or conserving forests purely for their biodiversity value, RFUK promotes the establishment of community rights over rainforest lands, tackling the root of the problems related to deforestation and paving the way for local people to benefit fairly from the use and protection of forest resources.

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

RFUK have a range of projects across Africa and South America, each focused on different aspects of rainforest protection and community land rights. Whether providing legal and technical training or supporting advocacy and rights awareness, all our projects are based on a participatory approach that puts local people at the heart of what they do.

If you'd like to get involved and support to rainforest communities and stop deforestation. You can donate to RFUK via Pledger and support reforestation cause across the world.

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