In memory of our partner Patrice Passe Sanand
Fern is deeply saddened by the passing of Patrice Passe Sanand, former coordinator of the platform for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Environment (GDRNE), which took place on Saturday 16 March 2019 in Bangui,...
Congo Basin meeting in Brussels: time for stronger action
A more ambitious plan is needed to protect forests and meet people’s aspirations in the second-largest rainforest in the world. Governments, civil society and the private sector convened in Brussels, 27 - 28 November 2018, for the...
How community forestry can contribute to development and stability
Community forestry is our best chance to ensure forests remain standing and communities get the livelihoods and benefits they deserve. Fern's partners in Central African Republic and Republic of Congo explain why people who depend...
Community forests in the Congo Basin: What is the EUs role?
When done right, community forestry can help communities and global climate and Sustainable Development Goals objectives. This film explains the role the EU should play.
The fate of the Congo Basin forests must lie with its people
A light breeze of democratisation is blowing through the Congo Basin – and it is being driven by civil society.In the Central African Republic (CAR), civil society is playing a key role in rebuilding a nation torn apart by civil...
Guest blog: Can forests help revive war-torn Central African Republic?
Bienvenu Gbelo is an environmental journalist from Radio Ndeke Luka in Bangui.
Earlier this month, the United Nations envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR) reminded the world of the neglected tragedy unfolding in my...
Hope in sight for CAR’s forests – and the VPA process
The Central African Republic turned one of the darkest pages of its troubled history when Faustin-Archange Touadéra was sworn in as its new president on 30 March .
After almost three years of protracted conflict that killed...
Republic of Congo and CAR sign Joint CAFI Declaration
The Central African Republic (CAR) and the Republic of Congo are the first Congo Basin countries to sign the joint Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) declaration.
Launched in September 2015, CAFI aims to reduce...
Vital EU support to rights defenders in Central Africa
With the critical support of the EU, a consortium of NGOs has set up a fund to protect and assist environmental activists and human rights defenders in four Central African countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon and...
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...