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Cameroon was the first country in Central Africa to trial community forestry. There have been challenges, but this film explains how to overcome those barriers.

April 19, 2018
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Blog 17.4.2018

The EU’s new LULUCF Regulation: is it fit for (climate) purpose?

Hanna Aho
April 17, 2018
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Community forestry is our best chance to ensure forests remain standing and communities get the livelihoods and benefits they deserve.

April 12, 2018
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Forest Watch is a short, monthly newsletter, focusing on forest issues and the European Union.

April 12, 2018
Forest Watch
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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.

April 04, 2018
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At a time when the space for civil society is shrinking, the need for people to be able to influence the powers that control their lives, and have the freedom to work together to tackle

March 28, 2018
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In this open letter to the Presidents of the three main institutions of the European Union, civil society organisations, including Fern, call for more European policy action on animal farming.

March 28, 2018
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Blog 17.4.2018 The EU’s new LULUCF Regulation: is it fit for (climate) purpose? By Hanna Aho, Fern’s forest and climate campaigner For the last three years, Fern has been involved in the debate about the LULUCF Regulation. This prohibitively complex acronym spells out the contribution the EU’s…
Hanna Aho
April 17, 2018
Blog
In this open letter to the Presidents of the three main institutions of the European Union, civil society organisations, including Fern, call for more European policy action on animal farming. They ask the European Union to step up and change its policies to accelerate a transition towards healthy…
March 28, 2018
Statement
Spurred on by a wave of food scandals  - as well as rising consumer anxieties over the environment and animal welfare - major retailers across Europe are sourcing more of their meat from local, sustainable sources. It should be a cause for optimism. Yet it’s only half the story. Just because…
Nicole Polsterer
March 26, 2018
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A revolution is unfolding in the foothills of the Himalayas: trees are coming back to areas run by communities. Over the past quarter century, the foothills of the Himalayas have seen a radical transformation. A pattern of destruction that unfolded over decades is steadily but irresistibly being…
Hanna Aho
March 16, 2018
Blog
“The Time is now: rural and urban activists transforming women's lives.” This is not the title of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) campaign, but the theme of this year’s United Nations International Women’s Day, which follows the global #metoo campaign to demonstrate the widespread prevalence…
Laurence WETE SOH (FODER - Forests and Rural Development, Cameroon)
March 16, 2018
Blog
On March 8, NGOs sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development calling them on standing up for forests, people and animals when voting on the EU Protein Plan for Europe.…
March 14, 2018
Statement
A letter from 21 NGOs asking the President of Ukraine to stop the huge ski resort project planned in the “Svydovets” massif in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. The area is described as one of the most beautiful and least disturbed mountain ecosystems in the country characterised by high biotic…
March 14, 2018
Statement
Forest Watch is a short, monthly newsletter, focusing on forest issues and the European Union.
April 12, 2018
Forest Watch
At a time when the space for civil society is shrinking, the need for people to be able to influence the powers that control their lives, and have the freedom to work together to tackle
March 28, 2018
Report
The "avoidable crisis" is an investigation that reveals the disastrous impacts caused by soy production in Argentina and Paraguay’s Gran Chaco.
Anahita Yousefi, Marisa Bellantonio, Glenn Hurowitz
March 26, 2018
Report
As the Paris Agreement is ratified by each of its signatory states, they commit to put into action their specific national plans to combat climate change. These plans are called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
Téodyl Nkuintchua Tchoudjen
March 14, 2018
Report
This study analyses the correlation between forest governance and deforestation, and aims to improve national understanding of the challenges involved in land-use governance.
Michel Bruce
March 14, 2018
Report
This study was funded by Fern to analyse the extent to which Forest NGOs take gender into account and how they design their programmes to ensure women and men's different needs are taken into account.
March 13, 2018
Report
Protein report: An opportunity that should have been seized The promise of better times for Bialowieza forest Will France deliver on CAFI?
March 01, 2018
Forest Watch
VISION

Fern seeks a world in which environmental, social and economic justice is fully integrated at all levels and people have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods.

MISSION

Fern’s mission is to achieve greater environmental and social justice, focusing on forests and forest peoples’ rights in the policies and practices of the European Union.

VALUES

In striving to achieve its mission, Fern aims to be: collaborative, evidence-based, independent, challenging and inclusive.