How it Works
How ForestLink is Changing Futures
Empowering local communities with this technology is enhancing detection of and enforcement on illegal logging, and is making forest governance more transparent and accountable. Civil society has become stronger and has developed deeper links to the forest communities it serves.
"The project was ambitious, and its impacts were very impressive...these are challenging operational contexts, even without the additional challenge of COVID-19, and as such the evaluation team highly commends the work of all implementing partners throughout 2020.”
Independent final evaluation of the RTM project by Futureproof Ideas
“[ForestLink is] a unique mix of empowerment and data that can be used to inform policy and dialogue.”
Gaia Allison, FCDO
" We have never had anything like this technology in the community. You know that illegal mining is nearby, and we sometimes see miners along the river. RFUK's ForestLink system allows us to be safer. We can control our territory now and send alerts if anything happens. "
Wilmer, community monitor, Peru