May 22 is International Day for Biodiversity!

May 22 The United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated each year to increase understanding, awareness, and positive action surrounding biodiversity issues.Theme for 2017: Biodiversity and sustainable tourism. Read 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 97 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

TRAFFIC: European Union suspends the re-export of raw ivory

Brussels, Belgium, 17th May 2017—The European Commission has published a guidance document under which the European Union (EU) will suspend re-exports of raw ivory from 1 July 2017, even if they qualify as old/“pre-Convention” specimens as well as recommending tougher scrutiny of worked ivory movements.

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Infosylva 09/2017

We would like to draw your attention to a new knowledge-sharing platform launched by FAO and partners earlier this month. This open-access platform aims to guide policy makers and practitioners through the entire planning, management, and implementation stages of a forest and landscape restoration project.

 

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CAFI: Eq. Guinea, Cameroon & Congo share progress

The 6th CAFI Executive Board meeting, held 27-28 April 2017, was an opportunity to exchange with government representatives of three countries (CAR was unable to participate due to connectivity issues) in the process of developing National REDD+ investment frameworks.

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CAFI: Gabon and CAFI move forward on Letter of Intent

Last week the CAFI Executive Board and the Government of Gabon took a major step in their partnership to advance and implement the Gabon National Investment Plan, a plan seeking to implement the country’s forest-based commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.

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CAFI: DRCongo reflects on programming achievements & needs

One year after the signing of the Letter of Intent with CAFI, encouraging progress demonstrates the country's commitment.

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FAO: New knowledge sharing platform on forest and landscape restoration launched

3 May 2017, Rome - FAO and partners have launched a new knowledge sharing platform on forest and landscape restoration. The open-access platform is the first virtual space to provide access to a comprehensive database of key forest and landscape restoration resources aggregated from around the globe.

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advances.sciencemag: The last frontiers of wilderness: Tracking loss of intact forest landscapes from 2000 to 2013

An intact forest landscape (IFL) is a seamless mosaic of forest and naturally treeless ecosystems with no remotely detected signs of human activity and a minimum area of 500 km2. IFLs are critical for stabilizing terrestrial carbon storage, harboring biodiversity, regulating hydrological regimes, and providing other ecosystem functions.

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Fao: Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF)

16 May 2017, Rome - FAO’s Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) and partners will today kick off the inaugural Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF) in Kigali, Rwanda. Over 16 - 17 May, this event will bring together project developers and business champions from ten African countries and investors from all over the world in a marketplace for effective forest and landscape investment opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Job offers

GIZ - "Support to the BSB Yamoussa Binational Complex" Project: Call for Trainer Applications-. Application Deadline 05.06.2017

This position is part of the "Support to the BSB Yamoussa Binational Complex " Project and falls under field of action 5 "Strengthening local and regional human resources of the complex", which is implemented through the Garoua Wildlife School (EFG), for which the recruitment of a national training expert is envisaged to support the EFG.

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International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) vacancy announcement No. 78 (deadline for application: 16 june 2017)

The Assistant Director-Operations, under the general direction of the Executive Director, will beresponsible for the overall operations of the Organization; for external relations and communication;and for promoting producer-consumer relations including on issues related to markets and forestproducts supply chains.

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FLAG: Terms of Reference: Regional Technical Advisor for Capacity Development and Advocacy

Applications to be sent to flagorganisation@gmail.com/mailflag@flag-cm.org or submitted at FLAG’s regional office in Yaoundé Cameroon at “Mfandena, Rue Tsoungui Oloa, Immeuble la grâce divine, 2nd Floor, door 21”; no later than 22nd of May, 2017

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RIFFEAC: Closing applications for REDD+ scholarships

The RIFFEAC Regional Coordinator has declared closed the period for submission of applications for REDD+ scholarships.

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Consultant Terms of Reference: Best Practices Guide to CARPE participatory micro-zoning

The present work aims to provide a practical and easy-to-use tool for more effective implementation of participatory micro-zoning and land use planning processes in CARPE landscapes and across the DRC. The following are specific objectives aimed at achieving the above main objective...

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WWF job offer

Terms of Reference for the recruitment of a consultant to carry out a Review and Analysis of ESIAs and ESMPs of selected infrastructure, extractive and agro-industrial projects in the Campo Ma’an Technical Operations Unit.

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Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP). Deadline for Applications is June 1, 2017

The Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP) has been established to provide competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.

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CMS Notification 2017/007: Call from IPBES to take part in review of regional assessments

The CMS Secretariat would like to draw attention to a call from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to take part in the review of the four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration.

 

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