FLEGT review should revitalise the fight against illegal logging
The independent review of the EU’s flagship forest policy – the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan – was released by the European Commission on 4 May, with Fern highlighting the positive impact it has...
Europe's trail-blazing tropical forest policy is working
In Ghana, Liberia and Central African Republic, benefits are starting to flow to forest communities for the first time
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...
Could the Central African Republic's forests be a way forward?
Conflict in the CAR is allowing illegal deforestation to rise, but turning that around could help bring lasting peace
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...