16th Meeting of Parties of the CBFP in Kigali, Rwanda on 21-26 November 2016

16th Meeting of Parties of the CBFP in Kigali, Rwanda on 21-26 November 2016. If you are interested in participating in the 16th Meeting of Parties of CBFP and related events, please register at the latest by 20 September 2016 by completing the Registration and clicking on  "register". Find out more…

About the partnership

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership was launched by Colin Powell at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg as a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative. The Partnership brings together some 70 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

WWF reaction to Green Finance Study Group Synthesis Report

WWF responds to the Green Finance Study Group's recommendations on green finance. WWF: Welcomes the GSFG work and the synthesis report as an important step in highlighting the materiality of environmental risk and its link to financial stability; calls on the G20 to continue this critical work stream. The subcategories should also be expanded further...

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TRAFFIC Recommendations on proposals to amend the CITES Appendices published

Cambridge, UK, 9th August 2016—TRAFFIC today published its Recommendations on the Proposals to amend the species listed in the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Newtimes-EU's Michael Ryan condemns wildlife trafficking

Michael Ryan, the head of European Union Delegation to Rwanda has said that there is a great need for countries to join conservation efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. Ryan made the remarks Friday night, while addressing journalists at the Kwita Izina Fundraising Gala Dinner.

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IISD-PrepCom 2 Highlights

On Monday, 29 August, the plenary of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 2) on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), convened briefly in the morning. It was followed by the informal working group on marine genetic resources, which focused on definitions, intellectual property rights and benefit-sharing.

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Mediaterre-IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, from 1 to 10 September

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the National Geographic Society will join forces ahead of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 which will take place for the first time in the United States, from 1 to 10 September, in Hawai'i. The collaboration between IUCN and the National Geographic Society will draw the public’s attention to our planet’s most pressing conservation issues and proposed solutions- while heightening awareness of IUCN and its mission.

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RAPAC at World Conservation Congress...

The Central African Protected Areas Network (PARC) will be taking part in the World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1 to 10 September 2016.

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UNU-IAS -New Publication on Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes & Seascapes in Africa

The new UNU-IAS publication Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa explores the role of SEPLS in human well-being and development in the region. It compiles 12 SEPLS-related case studies from six African countries — Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.

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IISD- Transparency and Compliance Update: Final Reports on Developed Countries’ Kyoto Protocol Compliance, 2014 GHG Emissions Released

25 August 2016: During the month of August, the UNFCCC Secretariat released a compilation of developed country Parties' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on their latest inventory submissions for 2014, as well as the final compliance reports for the first commitment period (CP1), 2008-2012, of the Kyoto Protocol. 

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Upcoming Events

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Job offers

WWF-Junior Conservation Biologist, Lobeke, (South-eastern Cameroon), Deadline for applications: 11th September 2016

We are looking for a Junior Conservation Biologist for our Cameroon Programme Office, who will be responsible for over all day-to-day implementation of agreed ecological monitoring activities in Lobeke national Park (NP). The incumbent will also generally assist the Technical Advisor in the implementation of conservation activities in the national Park and overall management of the site.

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Preparing and producing a business plan for the Sangha Tri-national Foundation (FTNS)

The Sangha Tri-national Foundation (FTNS) is seeking a national expert (financial profile). Academic training: Holder of at least a Masters Degree in Economic Sciences, financial management or related fields…

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WWF-RECRUITMENT PROJECT MANAGER For Tridom Gabon Conservation Program

The project targets the conservation of populations of flagship species for WWF. To this end, WWF Gabon actively seeking a Project Manager based in Makokou.

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FAO-Terms of Reference for Consultant, International Consultant, Community-Based Wildlife Management in Central Africa, Libreville, Gabon with travels to the projects’ pilot sites in Congo, Gabon, CAR and DRC, Deadline for applications: 09 September 2016.

Under the general supervision of the Sub-Regional Coordinator (SFC), and with direct technical guidance from the Forestry Officer (SFC), the consultant will be responsible for project management and reporting and will also have the primary responsibility for all technical aspects of the project with an emphasis on the need to document best-practices and lessons learned from the pilot sites. The specific tasks are as follows:

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WWF: Chief of Party, CAFEC, Kinshasa DCR

World Wildlife Fund seeks a Chief of Party to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID's Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Phase III, to support the goal of CAFEC which is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity, specifically in four Landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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ABCG: Engagement Internship, Washingtonn DC

ABCG, via its host organization the Wildlife Conservation Society, seeks a motivated part-time Engagement Intern to support this consortium of seven U.S. based non-governmental organizations NGOs. The Engagement Intern will have the opportunity to learn about communicating key messages, building brand awareness, and deepening stakeholder engagement that will protect wildlife and natural resources across the African continent, and learn about the environmental communications and conservation landscape in Washington. S/he will work closely with the ABCG Coordinator to support ABCG's efforts to explore emerging and high priority themes affecting biodiversity conservation in Africa.

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Climate Change Job Vacancy: Renewable Energy Specialist, ICF International

Special Requirements: 5+ years of off-grid renewable energy project development; Knowledge of load forecasting, demand side management, and energy efficiency optimization and energy/environmental markets is an advantage; Technical knowledge of micro grids and other isolated grid systems...

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Climate Change Job Vacancy: Climate Impact and Adaptation Expert, Implementation Strategies / National Adaptation Planning, CA

Requirements: PhD in geography, economics, development, environmental sciences, or a related field; Minimum three years of experience, preferably more, in cross-sectoral climate adaptation, vulnerability and development research

 

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