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

Adaptation Fund In South Africa

In the rural northwestern Namakwa District of South Africa’s rolling Northern Cape, the negative effects of climate change are becoming commonplace. Climate change projections have indicated that both the Mopani District, in Limpopo in the north east of South Africa, and the Namakwa District, in the Northern Cape in the north west of South Africa, will be subject to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

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Adaptation-fund: ECO-NGO Newsletter May 8, 2017: Strong Support for the Adaptation Fund

“ECO is also concerned about the Adaptation Fund. We expect negotiators to agree that the Adaptation Fund has plenty of experience when operating with developing countries in need of small-scale adaptation projects. And that it deserves immediate replenishment in the pre-2020 period while the Green Climate Fund (GCF) resolves its shortcomings and operational problems. It is definitely not the time to engage in unnecessary political battles that may delay the required work necessary for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement.

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GCF: Empowering Direct Access workshop 23–25 MAY, SONGDO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

GCF’s Empowering Direct Access workshop will focus on supporting the Fund’s direct access entities – national and regional entities nominated for accreditation to the GCF by National Designated Authorities – to develop strong project proposals and strengthen their capacity across several programmatic areas.

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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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Upcoming Events

Job offers

IUCN: Senior Programme Officer, IUCN Uganda Country Office. Location: Kampala, Uganda

To support the delivery of its programmes in West and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa Regions, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is launching a new project entitled "Stabilizing Land Use: PA categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+ implementation". To enable successful delivery of the project in each of the target countries, IUCN is seeking talented, motivated, experienced and visionary persons to fill the position of Senior Programme Officers who will serve as the National Coordinators.

 

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ZSL: Business and Biodiversity Technical Advisor, Africa Location: London

The Business and Biodiversity Technical Advisor will be responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of the Programme's contribution to in-country Africa conservation projects and grants.  In particular, this includes deliverables for landscape projects in Cameroon, with a focus on oil palm, rubber, timber, and mining. The Technical Advisor provides technical support on private sector engagement, industry best practice, particularly environmental best practice for production, and represents Zoological Society of London in its relationship with relevant industry groups and companies. 

 

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Career Opportunities: Digital Content Officer. Location: Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is seeking a qualified candidate to support its brand awareness efforts and further AWF's position as Africa's conservation leader. The position will play a key role in digital marketing efforts focusing on creating, editing and optimizing compelling content to ensure the breadth of our work is communicated across AWF's websites, blogs and marketing campaigns.

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Career Opportunities: Chief of Party - Combatting Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa . Location: Windhoek, Namibia

World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party candidate for the USAID - funded Combatting Wildlife Crime Project (CWCP) in KAZA and Namibia, a part of USAID's regional Combatting Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Program. The CWCP seeks to counter growing threats from transnational wildlife crime to globally important populations of black rhino and elephant in northwest Namibia and the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), respectively.  

 

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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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