The briefing, which contains the initial findings of detailed research due to be published in 2015, states that, despite hundreds of millions of dollars having been spent on conservation efforts in the Congo Basin over the past 10 years, current conservation policy and practice in the region lag far behind international standards for the protection of local peoples’ rights.
Source: RFUK | Date published: 07/11/2014
Source: RFUK | Date published: 29/11/2013
The report presents a detailed desk analysis of the expansion of large-scale palm oil developments in the Congo Basin underway and planned as of early 2013, covering around 1.6 million hectares of mostly forest land. The report presents three detailed case studies of large-scale new oil palm developments, and detailed recommendations to prevent the environmental and social impacts that have been caused by palm oil developments elsewhere.
Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2013
This case study looks at the experiences of land tenure and community mapping in the Republic of Congo.
Source: RFUK and RRI | Date published: 01/01/2009
This influential report looking into the situation of "Pygmies" in the Republic of Congo was instrumental in the adoption of an indigenous peoples law in the country, the first law of its kind in the Central African region.
Date published: 06/06/2006
This report presents an alternative vision for how to implement ‘REDD’ - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ – in which community forests are the central mechanism for protecting forests, drawing on case studies from all the major tropical forest regions.
Source: Accra Caucus | Date published: 01/06/2010
This report presents a detailed review of the state of knowledge about the use of NTFPs in the Congo Basin, including the range of products used, their contribution to household incomes and international trade.
Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2007
RFUK briefing on the status of the protected areas system in the Congo Basin.
Source: RFUK | Date published: 11/11/2011