About Rainforest Foundation UK
The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) tackles deforestation locally and globally. Locally, we help forest communities to gain legal rights to their lands, resources and environment, protect other rights, challenge threats and manage forests for their own well-being. Globally, we campaign to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants. To date, the Rainforest Foundations in the UK, Norway and the US, have helped protect more than 100 million hectares of rainforest. Indigenous peoples' participation and knowledge of local ecology is now recognised as one of the most effective environmental management tools.
All projects supported by RFUK are undertaken collaboratively with forest dwelling peoples and non-governmental organisations. Through long-term partnerships, RFUK helps to strengthen the capacity of civil society groups to work with forest peoples and supports them to participate in and influence local, national and international policy processes. Where appropriate, RFUK also works with government ministries to promote participatory approaches towards forest management and foster a better understanding of forest peoples' issues.