World Wetlands Day 2 February 2017

World Wetlands Day (WWD)- Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction. WWD it marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  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 85 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

Draft 2-0 of Cameroon’s FSC standard open for public consultation

Dear Members of the Advisory Forum, Dear stakeholders in responsible forest management in the Republic of Cameroon. Following the publication of the first draft which was discussed and tested on the ground, our FSC Standards Development Group, officially recognized by FSC-International, recently produced Draft 2.0 of the new National FSC Standard for forest certification in the Republic of Cameroon.

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The Congo Basin at COP 13 - Side event rallied around progress towards implementation of NAGOYA Protocol on ABS in Central Africa

Cancun (Mexico) - A side event to the Conference of the Parties (COP) 13 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held under the theme "Progress towards implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Central Africa: Challenges, opportunities and prospects".

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FAO: Equatorial Guinea launches REDD+ investment plan to combat climate change and foster sustainable development

20 December 2016, Malabo - The Government of Equatorial Guinea is launching an extensive 18-month project to develop its national investment plan which will position the country to participate in the international initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

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Fao: New strategy for FAO’s REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring teams to focus on expanded technical expertise

22 December 2016, Rome - A new strategy for FAO’s REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring teams will expand their technical expertise to address broader elements of the international effort to reduce emissions and deal with deforestation.

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Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas. Mobile Seminar September 7-23, 2017. Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The seminar will begin on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, next to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Most of the seminar will be spent in the field and on the road visiting protected areas managed by federal, state, and local governments; NGOs; and private landowners. Highlights include trips to Arapahoe-Roosevelt and Black Hills National Forest,...

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unccd: Supporting countries to set Land Degradation Neutrality targets

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3 states: “By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”.

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Unccd: Climate Change and natural resources depletion are increasingly undermining sustainability, stability and security in Africa

The cumulation of increasing food and water insecurity, mass population movement and more extreme natural disasters undermines efforts to reduce poverty and boost prosperity. Land and water use conflicts increase, as do migration flows and the number of vulnerable people. Economic losses from disasters have grown steadily since 1990, reaching an estimated annual average of USD 200 billion.

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global-mechanism: Supporting countries to set Land Degradation Neutrality targets

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3 states: “By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”.

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Upcoming Events

Job offers

Scholarship Offer for the training of 10 experts in Humanitarian supply management and Logistics in emergency situations.

The Academy of Excellence is offering scholarships for the training of 10 experts in Humanitarian supply management and Logistics in emergency situations.

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PRO Training offer in technical and community project management in emergency situations

The Academy of Excellence is opening a high level training session in technical and community project management in emergency situations. Each trainee must successfully pass 7 international certifications in water, hygiene and sanitation technical project management issued by the NGO OXFAM International.

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Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas. Mobile Seminar September 7-23, 2017. Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The seminar will begin on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, next to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Most of the seminar will be spent in the field and on the road visiting protected areas managed by federal, state, and local governments; NGOs; and private landowners. Highlights include trips to Arapahoe-Roosevelt and Black Hills National Forest, Rocky Mountain....

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GRANT TYPE 1 - Training in taxonomy and collection management & access to collections in Belgium. The 2017 call is currently open for applications until 19 February 2017.

Successful projects demonstrate a firm commitment to increase human and institutional taxonomic and/or collection management capacity. The favorable outcome of the applications will depend on the quality of the submitted project, the quality of the candidate as judged from his CV, the eligibility of the candidate and the expertise, collections and infrastructure available at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and in Belgium.

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WWF: Wildlife Officer, Deadline for applications: January 22nd, 2017.

The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Wildlife Officer. Duration: Two (2) years. Location: Mintom, with regular travels within Tridom Cameroon segment. Reports to: Jengi TRIDOM Programme Manager. Supervises: Field Assistants.

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Data Entry Assistant. Contract: Fixed Term (12 months). Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon. Deadline for applications is 31st December 2016

The Data Entry Assistant will be responsible for inputting information in an accurate and consistent manner into TRAFFIC's database as part of the ‘Reducing trade threats to Africa’s wild species and ecosystems (RETTA) through strengthened knowledge and action in Africa and beyond’ project as well as into the AFRICA-TWIX database, and support the AFRICA-TWIX Project Manager.

Traffic: Deputy Chief of Party - Saving Species Project. Deadline for applications is 8th January 2017

Contract: Fixed Term (2 years), renewable. Location: Hanoi, VietNam. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)shall assist the Chief of Party (COP) in all aspects of contract management and project supervision. He/She shall serve as the lead technical specialist for successful implementation across all three Tasks and the Activity Fund.

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Fondation Ensemble - Call for Proposals 2017

Dear Friends of the Foundation, we are pleased to announce that our Call for proposals for 2017 is now open: "All sectors" projects will henceforth extend to Burma and small-scale projects on endangered animal species. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 1 February 2017, regardless of project type.

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