State of the Forest 2015 available online - The Forests of the Congo Basin - Forests and climate change - The 2015 edition of the State of the Forests of the Congo Basin is a number issued specifically for the 21th Conference of Parties in Paris... 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

Characterization of a population of medium and large mammals in the Reserve Dja Wildlife: Potential and threats

An indirect survey based on a combined recce and line transect method has been used. Also for analysis, some bio statistical and GIS software have been put into contribution. 

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Central African Forests Forever : The book that grows like a tree by Meindert Brouwer

The new book ‘Central African Forests Forever’ by Meindert Brouwer presents opportunities and solutions to balance protection and sustainable use of forests with the needs of further development in times of rapid population growth and global pressure on natural resources in the region. The book will grow like a tree. 

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CBFP-Bringing new momentum to the Congo Basin

The College of Donors within the CBFP close ranks to give fresh impetus to the Partnership! The European Union met in Brussels on 27 January 2016 with financial partners within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). The aim was to review all the relevant elements before the expanded meetings with other colleges and partners which will take place in the course of the year 2016.

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unipid-Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC Region

FinCEAL Plus is a project financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture with the purpose of increasing support for Finnish researchers focusing on Africa, Asia and the LAC regions. The project is a continuation and expansion of the FinCEAL project (2013-2014) and aims to enhance Finnish expert participation and influence in the EU-Africa, EU-Asia and EU-CELAC Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogues.

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ITTO-New timber trade portal launched

With support from ITTO as part of its Biennial Work Programme, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has launched a one-stop, online information platform designed to enhance and facilitate legal trade in (mainly tropical) timber. 

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wildlifecrimetech.org -Challenge announcements

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with support of its partners National Geographic, Smithsonian, and TRAFFIC, has selected 16 Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Prize Winners. Winners will each receive $10,000 as well as technical and networking assistance.

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IISD-UNFCCC Identifies Next Steps Following Adoption of the Paris Agreement

28 January 2016: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a statement, titled 'The Paris Agreement: Next Steps,' which outlines actions to take place following the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21).

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Fao –Infos news No.36

To read: Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals–supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda…North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration…Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission…Sub-regional workshop spurs action on restoration of West African degraded drylands…Consolidating action to restore the integrity of the Zagros and Caspian forests…

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Upcoming Events

22.02.2016 - 26.02.2016 Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 50th Meeting of the GEF Council
24.10.2016 - 27.10.2016 51st Meeting of the GEF Council
07.11.2016 - 18.11.2016 UNFCCC COP 22

Job offers

ZSL-Social Officer, Cameroon

The job holder will train and provide ongoing support to communities in the use of data collection, monitoring and reporting techniques as appropriate. They will also support the development of community surveillance networks alongside other ZSL colleagues. 

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ZSL-Law Enforcement Advisor

The post-holder will provide technical input on project development, design, delivery and reporting. He/she will assist with maintaining existing and developing new, relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

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Congo Basin Grant Program

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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FSC- Call for Expression of Interests

Within the frame of the implementation of the Roadmap “HIGH CONSERVATION VALUES” in Congo Basin, please kindly find enclosed the Call for Expression of Interests and the concept note related to the establishment of the HCV Regional Working Group. 

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FAO-Forestry Officer (Wildlife and Protected Area Management).

The post provides support to FAO’s work in the field of conservation and sustainable management of wildlife, and protected area management. The Forestry Officer will also be involved in cross-sectoral work that includes forestry, agriculture, livestock and fisheries through an integrated wildlife management approach. Deadline For Application: 22 February 2016

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wageningenur.nl-Short courses CDI

We offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In our courses we connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

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worldforestry-The World Forest Institute International Fellowship

The WFI International Fellowship Program hosts natural resource professionals from around the world at the World Forest Institute’s campus in Portland, Oregon, for 6 months. Applicants propose a research topic to focus on during their Fellowship, and WFI uses its extensive network of public and private forestry and natural resource professionals to assist Fellows in gaining the knowledge and exposure they seek.

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ITTO Fellowship Programme

The schedule of the 2016 Spring Cycle of the ITTO Fellowship Programme has been established. The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 February 2016.  Fellowship activities are expected to start not earlier than 15 July 2016.  

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ITTO- Executive Director. Deadline for application: 30 April 2016

The ITTO mission is to promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and the sustainable management of tropical timber-producing forests. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Organization and responsible to the International Tropical Timber Council for the administration and operation of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, in accordance with decisions of the Council. The ITTO explicitly encourages applications from qualified female candidates.

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Call for expression of interest for the recruitment of consultancy services in marketing for the centre of social excellence africa.

The consultant(s) will work under the Supervision of TFT Central Africa Senior Manager based in Cameroon, and in close collaboration with the CSE Africa Project Manager. The Consultant(s) will ensure the transfer of knowledge and support the implementation of the plan. Deliverables will be shared with PeaceNexus at each phase.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks the services of a consultant for the final evaluation of the Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (GHoA GI) for the period 2008-2015

Please download also the  Terms of Reference of  the Final Evaluation of the Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (FY08-FY15) - Interested candidates should submit their response electronically to the following address: recruitroaydehub@wwfafrica.org,   The subject should read “GHoA Evaluation”. Deadline for proposals is close of business on 14 February 2016...

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