International Mother Earth Day 22 April

International Mother Earth Day 22 April. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth. Read more…

CBFP News

Bois et Forêts des Tropiques publishes No. 339, first quarter 2019

This new issue features an editorial, six articles and a thesis summary. In the editorial, the editor-in-chief discusses the journal's perspective on editorial ethics and scientific integrity to serve the South. As a result, the journal modified the note to authors to consider before submitting an article to the journal.

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IUCN World Conservation Congress call for proposals will open soon

The next IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place from 11 to 19 June 2020, in Marseille, France. With 2020 a pivotal year for framing the next decade, and with participants from some of the most influential governments and organisations in the world, the IUCN Congress is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work, share your views, reactivate your networks, and inspire action for conservation.

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Ecology and Society-ICRAFT: Twenty Years of Community Forestry in Cameroon: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development

Ro read:  Prioritizing enablers for effective community forestry in Cameroon; Community forest governance in Cameroon: a review; Community forestry frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa and the impact on sustainable development; Viability of community forests as social enterprises: A Cameroon case study; Evolution of community forestry in Cameroon: an innovation ecosystems perspective; Are community forests a viable model for the Democratic Republic of Congo? Community forestry and REDD+ in Cameroon: what future?

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park °° Monthly update march 2019

This month the park's logistics department made great progress. The ranger classroom at the Bomassa headquarters was completed, providing an important space for ongoing ranger training. Boreholes were also drilled at Bomassa and Makao bases, which will provide a constant supply of potable water for the two bases.

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BAD-African Development Bank approves strategy for Central Africa - “crucial for the economic integration of the region”

The Board of the African Development Bank has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025, adopting the Bank’s multinational operations in Central Africa over the indicated period.

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Video of the additional protocol to the Abidjan Convention

We are pleased to share with you a video of the additional protocol to the Abidjan Convention on environmental norms and standards for the exploration and exploitation of offshore oil and gas.

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Forestsnews-New online platform tackles agency duplication in the Congo Basin

The Central African Forest Observatory (OFAC) – whose mission is to provide data to decision makers so they can create evidence-based policies –  recently launched an interactive project monitoring platform. The “visually appealing” online tool enables sign-ups to access data and projects in the region, to promote collaboration and put an end to wasted resources.

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ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2019

To read: Improving Effectiveness of Protected Areas Globally Using SMART Tool; Conservationist Kimberly Holbrook Shares on the Value of the ABCG Collaboration; Conservationist Kimberly Holbrook Shares on the Value of the ABCG Collaboration; How ABCG is Engaging Communities to Integrate Biodiversity with Global Health...

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Upcoming Events

Job offers

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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Terms of reference of consultancy assignment tackling corruption in the environmental sector in Cameroon

WWF seeks a consultant to carry out an analytical study analysis on the nexus between environmental protection and corruption in Cameroon. This study will focus on the Cameroon component of the Tri-national of Dja, Odzala Minkebe (TRIDOM) and Sangha Tri-national (TNS) landscapes with the aim of proposing strategies to promote transparency, auditing and accountability in the environmental sector with focus on the role of civil society organizations. The deadline for the reception of bids is 18th of April 2019.

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Call for proposals for the Climate Chance Summit – Africa Accra - 16-17-18 October 2019

Local authorities, businesses, NGOs, trade unions, scientists, representatives from agricultural, youth, women and indigenous organisations, educators, citizens, you are invited to submit your initiatives to feed the work of the Climate Chance Summit Africa that will take place in october 2019.

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Call for participation in the SIFEE training holding in Yaounde, Cameroon from April 29 to May 4, 2019.

The Secrétariat international francophone pour l'évaluation environnementale (SIFÉE) and its partners, CRESA Forêt-Bois, the University of Yaoundé, the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable and the Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), are pleased to announce that the next training session will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from April 29 to May 4, 2019.

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