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2013  OFAC-COMIFAC: A partnership's success story! Discover to learn more about the Forests of the Congo Basin - State of the Forest 2013 online / Etat des Forêts 2013 (EDF) en ligne...-.Find more...

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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...

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Beyond Enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade - Symposium to be held February 2015, South Africa - Symposium to be held February 2015, South Africa

IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC – the wildlife trade monitoring network– are holding a symposium exploring the roles of communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade, to be held near Johannesburg, South Africa, February 27-March 1, 2015...

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World Parks Congress: The Promise of Sydney Vision

Over 6000 participants from over 170 countries met at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Acknowledging the traditional owners of the land where we met, we celebrated an enormous variety of inspiring ways of addressing the challenges facing the planet, through protected area approaches that respect and conserve nature, while benefitting human health and prosperity.  We recognized that rebalancing the relationship between human society and nature is essential, and that ecosystems and their variety of life fully support our existence, cultural and spiritual identity, economies and well-being...

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Research Note: Eco-design of self-condensed tannin-based adhesives: A viable economic solution?

Tannins are chemical compounds that are widely distributed in all plant species. In the search for adhesives with low environmental footprints, tannins provide a great option. Tannin, although derived from forest industry residues, is relatively expensive, with costs in the order of $ 1,900 / tonne...

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Fighting illegal logging and improving forest governance: Brazil, Ghana and Indonesia make progress and provide an example for Laos

Brazil, Ghana and Indonesia make progress and provide an example for Laos  - In a context where illegal logging is a global issue with ramifications such as deforestation, social conflict and tax evasion,  TRAFFIC has conducted a study in Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia and Laos on the impact of VPAs on forest management, and the results were made public through a series of reports issued by Chatham House, on November 4th2014- Cambridge, UK...

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20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC : draft texts pending ...

The ADP 2-6 of the UNFCCC was held in Bonn, Germany, from October 20 to 25, 2014, aimed at elaborating key documents to be submitted at the 20th session of the COP 20 to the UNFCCC scheduled to hold in Lima, Peru, December 2014. Achieving the meeting objective entailed a study of the findings of the contact group that dealt with ADP workstreams 1 and 2, respectively on the 2015 Agreement and the pre-2020 ambition...

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OFAC-COMIFAC: A partnership's success story! Discover to learn more about the Forests of the Congo Basin - State of the Forest 2013 online / Etat des Forêts 2013 (EDF) en ligne

The report represents the collaborative effort of over 150 individuals from a diversity of institutions and the forestry administrations of the Central African countries. Part of the data reported on in the SOF 2013 is collected by national groups (four to ten individuals working within the forestry administrations)... Please download the State of the Forest 2013 

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CIFOR-Forests-News: Cameroon research adds to growing consensus on sustainable climate change strategies

BOGOR, Indonesia — It’s a propitious time for climate change adaptation. Climate talks in Bonn in June seemed to open the door to formally linking strategies for adaptation with mitigation measures, and a growing body of evidence is showing that linking the two methods is integral to the success of both...

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IISD: Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Four Committees - Yokohama, Japan

On the last day of the fiftieth session of the International Tropical Timber Council, delegates discussed at length, and into the evening, how to proceed with the election of the next ITTO Executive Director. Proposals were made to postpone the decision to the next session of the ITTC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2015, or to an extraordinary session to be held much earlier...

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Jane Goodall Institute (JGI): Grant Writer and Executive Director, DRC

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), located in Vienna, Virginia, is seeking a Grant Writer responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations and other grant-making organizations and governments to support JGI's community centered conservation programs in Africa and its global youth leadership program. 

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Manager, Sustainable Development

CI Liberia is seeking a Sustainable Development Manager to contribute to CI's vision of Healthy, Sustainable Societies (HSS) in which sustainable production practices, protection of critical natural and effective governance deliver lasting benefits for people.  

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AWF- Conservation Enterprise Officer

AWF is seeking a high performing and motivated individual to support its conservation enterprise activities in Kenya by responding to community requests and reviewing reports from partners. This role will also entail monitoring enterprise activities and organizing events with and for partners...

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Centre for Social Excellence (a TFT Initiative) to hold new training session, in French, on social aspects of natural resource management

TFT is pleased to announce that the Centre for Social Excellence (a TFT initiative) will be holding a new training session, in French, on the social aspects of natural resource management for professionals of logging and agro-industrial companies based in Africa.

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AWF: Conservation Enterprise Officer

AWF is seeking a high performing and motivated individual to support its conservation enterprise activities in Kenya by responding to community requests and reviewing reports from partners. This role will also entail monitoring enterprise activities and organizing events with and for partners...

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