Rainforest Foundation Norway is one of the world's leading organisations in the field of rights-based rainforest protection.
What we do
We support traditional populations of the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and secure their rights.
Through more than 25 years, our projects have yielded concrete and visible results - on an ever larger scale, in ever more rainforest countries.
History is being made in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Local communities have participated in redrawing the borders of a nature reserve. They now seek effective participation in the management of the reserve. If successful, this experience could become a model for future conservation projects.
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New ideas for better rainforest protection
There are three important reasons for the world’s failure to protect the remaining rainforest: Increasing demand for products leading to deforestation, fragmentation of intact and primary forests, and finance flows leading to deforestation. After ten years of high-level talks about forest protection, a new report from the Rainforest Foundation Norway gives recommendations for how the world can be more successful in its battle against forest destruction.
EU timeline for phasing out palm oil in biofuels is disastrous
"We believe the EU decision is a step in the right direction, but react strongly to what we believe is an unacceptably slow transition away from palm oil and the associated massive forest loss in Indonesia and Malaysia. We also have grave concerns for the human rights violations that often accompany palm oil production", says RFN spokesperson Nils Hermann Ranum.