5 June World Environment Day

5 June World Environment Day. Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. Read more…

CBFP News

Linking local people's perception of wildlife and conservation to livelihood and poaching alleviation: A case study of the Dja biosphere reserve, Cameroon

This Paper examines how people's livelihoods and perceptions of wildlife are related to self-reported poaching(here defined as commercial bushmeat hunting) in 25 villages at the northern buffer zone of the Dja Biosphere Reserve, East Cameroon. Using a six-point Likert scale questionnaire among 263 households interviewed form March to June 2017, the following hypothesis were tested: (1) Households with positive perceptions of wildlife are less involved in poaching; (2) Positive perceptions of wildlife are linked to sustainable livelihood improvement of households; and (3) Sustainable livelihood improvement of households leads to poaching alleviation.

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Forest Watch May 2019: Will global deforestation finally be on the agenda at the EU elections?

To read: Global deforestation becoming one of the top issues in the European elections ; Commission presidency candidate says he would tackle human rights abuses in EU imports; Huge illegal forest trade deal in Democratic Republic of Congo: urgent EU action is required; Funders must rethink the false agro-industrial park solution...

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China in Cameroon’s forests: A review of issues and progress for livelihoods and sustainability

This report introduces the nature and scale of the issues involved, and how the China- Africa Forest Governance Project has engaged with them. It analyses the impact of Chinese-linked investments and companies on forests and livelihoods in the forest and non-forest sectors – agro-industries, mining and infrastructure. The report describes the efforts made through the project to improve policy and practice in China-Cameroon forest issues and outlines some ways forward.

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China to host World Environment Day 2019 on air pollution

Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.

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iucncongress2020-Host a session during the Forum

Organisations and individuals can propose hosting a session during the Forum of the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Hosting a session is an excellent opportunity to inform debate and drive conservation action on the issues that matter most to you or your organisation. The call for proposals will be open from 6 May to 17 July 2019.

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EU Communication (2019) on Stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation

On 14 December, the European Commission published a Roadmap on the EU initiative on Stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Roadmap sets out the context and objectives of the initiative and the foreseen consultation, and was open for feedback until 15 January 2019 via this page....

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Summary of the Public Consultation Stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation

The public  consultation  was  open  from 14 January  2019until 25 February  2019.  It  received  955 responses,  including  97  attachments.This summary  report presents the headline  results  from  the public consultation, under each section of the survey questionnaire.

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IISD- 2019 Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Work continued apace on Thursday at the 2019 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions. On the penultimate day of the meetings, delegates convened in plenary in the morning to look into issues of joint concern, as well as work related to the Rotterdam Convention (RC).

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WWF-Translation of the ranger survey global report from English to French language

WWF CCPO seeks to recruit an English to French translator in the framework of the Central Africa Wildlife Crime Programme.All applications should be sent to recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org and subject should read “Translation of RSGR” not later than 20th May 2019.

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Garamb-Training needs assessment

To conduct a Training Needs Assessment that will serve as the foundation for a capacity building program that focuses on strengthening the skills, professionalism, and abilities of middle management across all departments in Garamba National Park, Haut-Uele, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Rainforest Alliance Job Opportunity-Global lead sustainable forest management

The Global Lead Sustainable Forest Management will be part of the Environment team where he/she will work together with the Global Leads on Community Forest Enterprises, Deforestation and Climate Change. Please send your application no later than 27 May 2019 to recruitment…

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WWF-Recruitment of a Consultant to carry out a study on protein production, consumption and its environmental impacts in the Congo Basin

Applications must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019 to the following address recruit-cam@wwfcam.org with copy to DHalleson@wwfcam.org with subject line “Protein Research_Congo Basin”.

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WWF Call for bids - Consultant to carry out a study on enhancing the resilience of protected areas and associated ecosystems to climate change in Cameroon

The goal of this assignment is to facilitate the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation in protected area management plans and the WWF conservation strategy. The deadline for the reception of bids is May 5 2019.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Communication Officer for its Programme Dzanga Sangha

The subject should read COMS-DSPA2.  Deadline for applications: April 28, 2019. Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

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IUCN BIOPAMA-Consultancy Project: Assistant Editor for a multi-author publication

Under the technical responsibility of the Regional Coordinator of the RIOFAC project, under the administrative responsibility of the BIOPAMA coordinator and in close collaboration with the Editorial Board established for that purpose, the Assistant Editor’s specific duties shall be the following...

 

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uottawa-Climate Finance Course 2019

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the tools, methods and approaches to access climate finance and invest in climate mitigation and adaptation actions. It will analyse the global climate finance landscape and present options and challenges for financing the nationally determined contributions (NDC) of developing countries and economies in transition. COURSE DATE 12-21 August 2019. DEADLINE TO APPLY June 30, 2019.

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