The story of Fern
2015 is Fern’s 20th year of campaigning and to mark the occasion we have released a short film in which we give our staff, board and partners the opportunity to tell the story of Fern. We hope you enjoy watching it and continue to...
How FLEGT is making a difference in the CAR
The new transitional government of the Central African Republic is in the process of drafting a new constitution, and, for the first time, many forest communities have been consulted about their country’s future. The Voluntary...
Robinson Djeukam Njinga Memorial
On 19 August 2015 our dear friend and colleague, Robinson Djeukam Njinga, an environmental and social justice lawyer and activist in Cameroon, passed away suddenly in a hospital in Yaoundé. With his passing, Fern and many others...
The story of consumption
This film shows how we can turn around years of damaging policies and build an EU where all timber and agricultural products are produced legally, sustainably and in countries that respect communities’ rights to their land.
A chance for change in the Congolese forests
The tropical rainforests covering vast tracts of the Republic of Congo (RoC) are being chopped down at a startling rate. As they vanish, the people living in them fall deeper into poverty and global climate...
Biodiversity offsetting, making dreams come true
Can you offset the impacts of a new road carving up a valley? Once you destroy woodland for a motorway service station, can you replace what you lost? How about fracking - can you offset the impacts of a shale gas well? These are...