World Pangolin Day 18th February 2017

World Pangolin Day 2017's Celebration (February 18th) is an international event which is celebrated every year on the third Saturday in February to raise global awareness about pangolins Invitation to join Congo Basin' World Pangolin Day 2017's Celebration and Social Media Campaign... Read World Pangolin Day 2017

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 85 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

Towards a community-based concession model in the DRC. C. Vermeulen et A. Karsenty

The explicit recognition of the duality of a customary de facto local community forest and a modern legal entity (concession) is an innovation. However, viewed from the perspective of the long-established habits within the country, the question remains whether these legal measures can be sufficient for ensuring the sustainable development of these community-held forested areas.

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carbon-mechanisms: New Carbon Mechanisms Review presents Carbon Market negotiations outlook 2017, CDM transition, and more

February 2017 – This issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review analyses the outcomes of the Marrakech climate summit and looks at the Carbon Market negotiations ahead. Also in this issue, the possible transition of CDM activities, credits, rules and institutions to the Paris Agreement architecture is analysed. The issue also features, among other things, the situation concerning the voluntary carbon market under the new Paris architecture as well as an initiative to set up a regional carbon pricing scheme in the Caribbean…

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Invitation to join Congo Basin' World Pangolin Day 2017's Celebration and Social Media Campaign

"...Join us to get the word out and be a voice for Central Africa's pangolins! Together let’s protect our pangolins! ... The Social Media Campaign  to celebrate World Pangolin Day 2017 and show your support for pangolin conservation by spreading messages through Facebook and Twitter and encouraging..."

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COMIFAC Operational 2017: New statutory team sets priorities for 2017

From 7 to 8 February 2017, the city of Sangmelima located in the South region of Cameroon hosted the deliberations of the operational planning workshop on the annual activities of the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat (CES). Organized with the technical and financial support of the GIZ COMIFAC support project, the workshop saw the participation of 34 people, including COMIFAC staff, the representative of the Acting Presidency of COMIFAC, the COMIFAC National Coordination of Cameroon, and...

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Cameroon pledges to restore 12,062, 768 hectares of forest landscapes and degraded lands by 2030

Yaounde, 01 February 2017: Just like Burundi, the Congo, the CAR, the DRC and Rwanda before her, Cameroon has issued a statement expressing its interest in joining the ranks of the beneficiary countries of the "Bonn" challenge, and its commitment to work to restore forests and degraded lands covering an estimated surface area of 12,062,768 hectares, spanning all of Cameroon’s ecosystems, and encompassing both the permanent forest estate and the non-permanent forest domain.

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EU Citizen Voices for Change project

Introducing the Citizen Voices for Change: Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Project (CV4C). This 4-year project aims to strengthen the contribution of non-state actors (NSA), such as civil society, Indigenous Peoples and community organisations, to improving forest governance, sustainable forest management and the contribution of forests to development in five Congo Basin countries.

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UE Forest Watch Febraury 2017

Read: Time to decide: Civil society points to advances delivered by Cameroon VPA, and its potential…Hailing some positive changes in the Republic of Congo…Climate change linked to animal products: Germany proposes action, the EU thwarts its own goals…Palm oil plantations in Cameroon ‘took away families’ crop land and burial lands’, participants at EU Parliamentary event hear…News in brief.

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Transparency International: latest news updates

Corruption, forests, and what the EU can do… Recap: TI @ COP22: A selection of reactions and resources from TI's participation at COP22…. Climate Action Global Gathering… Open Government Partnership… International Anti-Corruption Conference…

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Job offers

Country Director, Nigeria

The Country program director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of management of WCS programs in Nigeria and for identification and assessment of additional opportunities as they arise. The Nigeria Program is managed within WCS's Sudano-Sahel Region.

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Communications and Engagement Intern Spring/Summer 2017 Location: Washington, D.C.

The Communications and Engagement Intern will have the opportunity to learn about communicating key messages, building brand awareness, and deepening stakeholder engagement that will protect wildlife and natural resources across the African continent, and about the environmental communications and conservation landscape in Washington DC. S/he will work closely with the ABCG Coordinator to support ABCG's efforts to explore emerging and high priority themes affecting biodiversity conservation in Africa.

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WWF-Salonga Program Administrator

WWF-DRC is looking for a Program Administrator for its Salonga programme to help achieve its new ambitious goals and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. All applications should be sent to recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org. The subject should read SNP-PA Deadline for applications: 28 February 2017

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sep2d: Call for Projects "COLLECTIONS"

The Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable Programme has launched a call for projects aimed at supporting plant collections (herbariums or botanical gardens). Deadline for applications:  2 April 2017.

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WWF: Salonga National Park Manager

WWF-DRC is looking for a Park Manager for the Salonga National Park to help achieve its new ambitious goals and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. All applications should be sent to recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org. The subject should read SNP-PM. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2017

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Palladium: Call for applications from FLEGT and forest governance experts - Congo Basin

Our FLEGT team is currently seeking both national and international consultants and advisers with experience working in the Congo Basin, as well as skills in the forestry sector, governance of natural resources, diplomacy and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, for a variety of short and long term missions on projects in the Congo Basin and other regions of French-speaking Africa.

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Service delivery to the "Program for the Promotion of the Certified Forest Exploitation (PPECF) Phase II"

Open international call for tenders for the delivery of services to support the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) through the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat in Cameroon for the Promotion of Certified Forest Exploitation.

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University of Wolverhampton, Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT): Consultancy Opportunity M& E

University of Wolverhampton, Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) is looking to recruit an M&E firm to provide services over the lifetime of our recently commissioned 4 year project – Citizen Voices for Change: Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Project. The M&E services will , include a baseline study in the first quarter of year 1, mid-term review at the beginning of year 3 and final evaluation following the end of the project in year 4.

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