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The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is a non-profit NGO working in Africa and South America. It is one of the first international organizations to support the indigenous peoples of the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights to land, life and livelihood. The Foundation aims to protect rainforests by securing the land rights of indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities. It also campaigns internationally on issues such as industrial logging, climate change, agricultural expansion and nature conservation.

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Library Resource
Manuals & Guidelines
October, 2015
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea

This guide presents the 'Mapping for Rights' approach, which combines participatory mapping techniques, facilitation and hands-on support with the application of relevant and available technology. This combination of tools, guidance and equipment enables communities to identify advocacy goals that their maps could support. The maps are designed to provide a snapshot of the communities’ reality, including information on their history and socio- economic situation and demonstrate occupation and use of specific areas by communities.

Library Resource
December, 2011

MappingForRights, an initiative of the Rainforest Foundation UK and local partners, enables forest communities themselves to demonstrate their presence in the forest; decision-makers and the private sector to take account of and recognise this presence; and to assist the international community in ensuring that programmes concerned with the Congo Basin’s forests provide equitable benefits for local communities.

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The project aims to protect 3.4 million hectares of forests and ecosystems through expanded indigneous peoples' land rights in Guyana and supporting indigneous organizations and communities with strengthened leadership, territorial governance, policy and advocacy as well as their institutional and technical capacity to monitor threatened lands. The partners in Guyana include Amerindian Peoples Association, Forest Peoples Programme and South Rupununi District etc.

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Other partners include: Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and South Central Peoples Development Association (SCPDA). The project aims to improve government policies and decision making on indigenous lands, forests, climate protection, safeguards and civic participation in Guyana through the engagement of civil society and reliable tenure data.


To improve the the livelihoods of forest dependent communities and reduce deforestation in the Congo Basin by providing support to forest zoning, independent forest monitoring, civil society advocacy and the strengthening of legal frameworks for community forestry, as well as direct investments in community forest enterprises. The programme is expected to benefit 2.4million beneficiaries (direct and indirect). The programme will also have a demonstration effect, building a body of evidence on Community Forestry in the Congo Basin.

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