Journée internationale des forêts

Our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. The current rate of soil degradation threatens the capacity to meet the needs of future generations.  The promotion of sustainable soil and land management is central to ensuring a productive food system, improved rural livelihoods and a healthy environment... ..-.Find 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...

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Learning our Lessons : A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa

The bushmeat trade across West and Central Africa has been estimated to be worth as much as USD 200 million a year. However, when hunting becomes commercialized or intensified, wildlife populations suffer, and dramatic population declines and local extirpations occur in heavily hunted areas. One of the most widely discussed approaches to increasing the sustainability of hunting is the provision of alternative protein and income-generating sources (or ‘alternative livelihoods’) to communities that are otherwise dependent on bushmeat for food and/or income. However, do these approaches to conservation achieve their goals?

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CBFP Partner for the Month: April 2015 - African Wildlife Foundation - AWF Gives Africans a Voice in Fight Against Wildlife Trade

For the past few years, the African conservation group African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has addressed the illegal wildlife trade by working to: (1) Stop the killing... (2) Stop the trafficking... (3) Stop the demand …

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CIFOR: Testing the influence of radio programs on climate change knowledge: A pilot experience from the Congo Basin

This working paper sheds light on the impact of radio programs on the climate change knowledge of local populations in the Congo Basin. We provide an assessment of the change in knowledge of a rural village in the Congo Basin after inhabitants listened to one of the radio programs that were prepared on climate change...

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Center for International Forestry Research : News Update: Forests & the future; roads risk wildlife; no-deforestation pledges - Wildlife

In this Edition: (1) International Day of Forests - Forests are ‘not only about the environment’ (2) Wildlife - Road plan could write dark chapter for storied ecosystem (3) Asian appetites for meat, medicine put wildlife at risk (4) Coming to Paris: The next global development agenda (5) Sustainable oil palm - Can private sector deliver on zero-deforestation promises?  (6) Technology in Africa In an important first, emissions data ‘Made in Kenya’ (7) Publications...

 

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FLEGT Week 2015 - What is FLEGT Week? Key materials, presentations and reports - The slideshow...

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of the European Union was launched in 2003 to combat illegal timber and strengthen forest governance. FLEGT Week 2015 is a unique opportunity for the EC and its partners to reflect on the full scope of the Action Plan, including but not limited to VPAs and the EU Timber Regulation, learn from the achievements and challenges, and discuss technical aspects of FLEGT...

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Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

On Wednesday morning, delegates reconvened in the Main Committee’s informal session to continue negotiations of the draft text of the post-2015 framework for DRR, after all-night meetings of the two informal working groups on climate change and international cooperation, and on technology transfer and other issues. Negotiations in the Main Committee continued through the day.

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Forty-first Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-41)

On Tuesday, 24 February, a welcoming ceremony was held prior to the opening of IPCC-41. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner highlighted the IPCC’s role in getting the world to act on climate change and stressed the links between the post-2015 development agenda and responses to climate change.

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Second Session of International Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The delayed start gave governments more time to consider the document that the co-facilitators had released on Thursday. Participants delivered statements on the document throughout the day. 

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Upcoming Events

02.05.2015 - 04.05.2015 BUILDEXPO AFRICA, Nairobi, Kenya
05.05.2015 - 08.05.2015 INTERZUM , Cologne, Germany
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 SYLVA WOOD, Shanghai, China
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 LIGNA, Hannover, Germany
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 3rd World Teak Conference 2015
19.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 Forest Biotech for Smallholders
23.09.2015 2014 Climate Summit
23.09.2015 - 26.09.2015 Monaco Yacht Show, Port Hercule, Monaco
05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 Forum ATIBT , Milan, Italy
12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 UNCCD COP 12
26.10.2015 - 29.10.2015 IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015
15.11.2015 - 16.11.2015 G20 2015 Leaders' Summit
30.11.2015 - 11.12.2015 UNFCCC COP 21
05.12.2015 World Soil Day 2015
05.12.2015 - 06.12.2015 Global Landscapes Forum 2015

Job offers

CEW-Call for application: Antenna Chef / Secretary / Driver

CEW is recruiting for the following positions: A CEW Dibang Antenna Chef (junior staff); a Secretary (Executive Assistant) and a driver.

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ZSL-Call for applications: Country Coordinator (1 Year FTC)

Closing date for applications: 12th April 2015.

Anticipated interviews date: W/c. 20th April 2015

Location: Cameroon (Yaoundé)

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ZSL- Call for applications: Country Co-ordinator, Cameroon

This post will support the Country Manager and project staff with the development and implementation of the Cameroon Country Strategic Plan. The post will assist with project development, design, delivery and reporting. He/she will assist with maintaining existing, and developing new, relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders including Cameroonian authorities, donor agencies, local and international NGOs, private sector actors, research institutions and local communities. He/she will work to identify funding sources and secure funds through production and submission of proposals and reports to trusts, government bodies, businesses or individuals, as appropriate...

 

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Call for Applications: Tsavo Technical Adviser

Location: Tsavo (Kenya)

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 29th March 2015

Anticipated Interview Date: W/c – 6th April

 

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RECRUITMENT NOTICE Support for the Analysis of the Allometric Equation Situation in DRC Kinshasa, DRC May/Jun – Aug 2015

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI), in collaboration with the US Forest Service (USFS), as a part of the US Agency for International Development’s bilateral programs in Central Africa (USAID/CARPE), seeks a short-term forest mensuration expert to suppor an Analysis of the Allometric Equation Situation in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développent Durable (MEDD) Direction des Inventaires et Aménagement Forestiers (DIAF), Direction du Développent Durable (DDD) and other DRC partners.

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IUCN is seeking a consultancy to design a project document for the effective implementation of the Regional charter for sustainable mangrove management and execution of preliminary studies

As part of joint efforts by IUCN and PRCM to develop an initiative to implement the Regional Charter for the restoration, protection and sustainable management of mangroves, IUCN is seeking a consultancy to design a draft project document and conduct preliminary studies.

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International volunteer position Directing efforts for reducing Human-Wildlife Conflict in Uganda

The Great Apes Conservation Project (PCGS) is a non profit organisation that aims to contribute to the conservation of great apes and their habitat and to promote local well-being. Its task is to develop, organize and support projects related to great apes. The PCGS has maintained a special partnership with Uganda for several years and the Ugandan authorities have recently authorized PCGS to establish a research station and to conduct research in collaboration with the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in France and Makerere University at Sebitoli, in the North of Kibale National Park, in Uganda.

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Operationalising Equity and Justice in REDD+, PES and FLEGT, 24 August - 04 September 2015, UEA

This course targets managerial level professionals of government institutions, civil society organisations, donor agencies, international organisations and the private sector who are involved in negotiating agreements and/or designing, implementing and monitoring forest governance schemes such as REDD+, PES and FLEGT. 

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COMIFAC - REDD+ Regional Project Management Unit: NOTICE OF CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST No.001/ASMI/SE/COMIFAC/CRREDD+/SPM/2015

Recruitment of a consultant to conduct a detailed study of the drivers and agents of deforestation and forest degradation, including an analysis of the role of industrial logging as a driver of deforestation and forest degradation in the Central African Republic ...

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Liason Assistant, Congo Landscape

AWF is seeking a motivated and high performing Liaison Assistant to establish and maintain positive long-term relationships with both internal and external stakeholders in the Congo Landscape Program. 

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Jane Goodall Institute: Operations Manager, Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, Republic of the Congo

The Operation Manager is a full time position assigned to the Jane Goodall Institute Republic of Congo and will supervise the team leaders of each department; generally oversee and appropriately modify in consultation

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Associate Biodiversity Scientist

The Associate Biodiversity Scientist is responsible for managing and working on research projects and/or serving as a technical resource to help implement Conservation International's (CI's) mission of empowering societies to sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Job duties incorporate a range of research and technical responsibilities. 

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Call for Applications: WRI - Africa Forests Associate II, Global Forest Watch, US-DC-Washington

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being...

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