August 12 World Elephant Day

On August 12 World Elephant Day asks you to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. Read more...

CBFP News

Countries gather for landmark GEF Council meeting

New impact programs at heart of largest-ever proposed work program. Delegates are arriving in Washington DC for one of the most important Council meetings in the history of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It is expected to mark a pioneering shift of emphasis for the organization that was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems.

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Unenvironment-Sweeping the Bush, protecting the land - The women quashing poaching

The black mamba is the most venomous snake in sub-Saharan Africa. One bite can kill a person in just a few hours. It is also the namesake of the all-female anti-poaching unit that operates in the 56,000-acre private Balule Nature Reserve at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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COMIFAC National Coordination Units hold consultations in Brazzaville

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 04-06 June 2019. The 9th consultation workshop of the COMIFAC National Coordination Units took place at the Mikhael’s Hotel.The meeting’s overall objective was to strengthen the capacities and performance of the COMIFAC National Coordination Units in the discharge of their mission in line with national, regional and international agendas in the forestry and environmental sectors.

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Gabon: Lee White, the new Minister of Forests, the Sea and the Environment, in charge of the Climate Plan

Libreville, Gabon 13 June 2019_ the Environment enthusiast Lee White, a British-born Gabonese national, told the media at the close of the first Ministers’ Council that his appointment was a call for better governance and sustainable management of Gabon’s forests which are under threat.

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Traffic-Our CITES CoP18 recommendations now out

This document outlines TRAFFIC’s views and advice on some priority issues and proposals on the agenda for CITES CoP18. TRAFFIC believes that policy decisions and recommendation should be informed and guided by credible evidence and impartial analysis and, for many of the issues addressed in this document, we have highlighted recent TRAFFIC reports and other research that could assist Parties in their deliberations.

 

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Globallandscapesforum-U.N. declares 2021 to 2030 ‘Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’

Submit your Expression of Interest to attend the Global Landscapes Forum NYC 2019 on 28 September in New York City. The United Nations has issued a massive global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than 2 billion hectares – an area larger than the South American continent – stand to be restored.

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CABAG-USFWS: CBFP Capacity Building Working Group concerning Wildlife Conservation Launch

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 22 participants from 15 institutions attending the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Council Meeting and the High Level Dialogue in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, met to discuss a range of issues concerning Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development in Central Africa.  This side event was a follow-on to the November 2019 CBFP Capacity Development Roundtable Discussions in Brussels, Belgium. Participants included Central African and international government agencies, NGOs, private sector and donors. Please download the Document...

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EAST AFRICA Singing from the same spreadsheet

Despite growing fears about rising debt levels, the region’s finance ministers have unveiled a series of expansionary budgets. The four major players in the East African Community completed the annual ritual of   unveiling their national spending plans on 13 june. ‘Transforming lives  through industrialization and job creation for shared prosperity’ was the theme for the budgets of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Apply for grant financing - call closes soon

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) offers grants between EUR 250,000 and 500,000 for innovative climate change projects in 21 developing countries. This year’s call for proposals is open until 5 September 2019. Send us your best project idea!

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The call for proposals for medium grants 2019 is launched!

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) has launched the first call for proposals under the “Action component”, concerning medium grants in order to transform knowledge into actions. Applications can be submitted in English or French by 21 September 2019 at 23:59 (Brussels date and time), via the online application portal.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Head of Conservation for its DRC Office

We are looking for a dynamic and committed for the position of Head of Conservation who will ensure that WWF DRC’s vision is implemented by attaining its conservation objectives. Closing date  15 September, 2019.

 

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a People & Culture Manager for its Cameroon Office

For our country programme office in Cameroon, we are looking for a dynamic and committed People & Culture Manager who will ensure WWF Cameroon applies the highest standards in the area of people & culture (P&C) management and fosters a culture based on network citizenship and the 4 ways of working in order to support the achievement of the conservation goals and objectives as laid in the Strategic Plan, in compliance with WWF People & Culture policies and standards. Closing date 31 August, 2019.

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WWF Gabon is seeking to recruit an international consultant

WWF Gabon is seeking to recruit an international consultant to analyse of the consistency between the legal standards of Gabon, China and the European Union on sustainable forest management. Applicants should submit their proposals no later than 26 August 2019.

 

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WWF Publication - Call for tenders "Fight Against Corruption in NRM Cameroon"

The objective of this consultancy is to carry out an analytical study on bribery and corruption in the environmental sector of Cameroon. The consultant is expected to demonstrate competence and experience with policy, institutional and methodological considerations that govern anti-corruption works that can be used to combat corruption in natural resource management in Cameroon.

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WWF-Translation of the ranger survey global report from English to French language

WWF CCPO seeks to recruit an English to French translator in the framework of the Central Africa Wildlife Crime Programme.All applications should be sent to recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org and subject should read “Translation of RSGR” not later than 20th May 2019.

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Garamb-Training needs assessment

To conduct a Training Needs Assessment that will serve as the foundation for a capacity building program that focuses on strengthening the skills, professionalism, and abilities of middle management across all departments in Garamba National Park, Haut-Uele, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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