The World Rainforest Movement is an international organisation that, through its work on forest and plantation related issues, contributes to achieving the respect of local peoples’ rights over their forests and territories. WRM is part of a global movement for social change that aims at ensuring social justice, the respect of human rights and environmental conservation.
Friends of the Earth International was founded in 1971. Today FoEI unites 77 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, FoEI campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
Forest Peoples Programme advocates an alternative vision of how forests should be managed and controlled, based on respect for the rights of the peoples who know them best. They work with forest peoples in South America, Africa, and Asia, to help them secure their rights, build up their own organisations and negotiate with governments and companies as to how economic development and conservation are best achieved on their lands.
The Centre for Environment and Development (CED) was created in 1995 with the specific aim of realising sustainable management of Central Africa’s forests. Its mission is to contribute to the protection of indigenous and local communities’ rights, interests, culture and aspirations in Central Africa, by promoting environmental justice and sustainable natural resource management throughout the region.
FERN is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and a Dutch Stichting created in 1995 to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and coordinate NGO activities at the European level. FERN’s work focuses on forests and forest peoples’ rights and the issues that affect them such as trade and investment and climate change. FERN works in close collaboration with social and environmental organizations and movements across the world.
SAMFU - The Save My Future Foundation promotes local leadership structure that will help maintain peaceful existence and an alternative livelihood development which will help improve environmental quality and the quality of life of the target communities.
Well Grounded provides services and support to local groups that are working with communities to help them assert their rights and to improve forest governance. They support these groups in getting access to the training, funding, resources and information they need to be able to take effective action and support communities to do the same.
The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is a non-profit organisation that provides grants to secure the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities to their lands and forests, thereby strengthening their communities and reducing global climate change and poverty in forest areas in the world.
Namati implement innovative legal empowerment interventions in partnership with governments and civil society organizations in several countries. Each intervention expands legal empowerment into an area in which the approach is not yet well proven, and addresses an issue of pressing global significance. They research and evaluate each intervention rigorously and aim to inform practice worldwide.