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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. Read more...

CBFP News

WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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Job offers

WRI Democratic Republic of Congo Country Manager

Reporting to the WRI Africa Director, you will be responsible for overseeing our activities in Democratic Republic of Congo in relation to forest monitoring, forest management and legality, restoration, and land use planning. You will drive programmatic strategy in country, working closely with the Global Forest Director and the Director of the WRI Africa Regional Office. Major responsibilities will include oversight of program implementation, project management, staff management, fundraising, and thought leadership.

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SOS African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants

As a part of our SOS African Wildlife initiative, we are inviting proposals for Rapid Action Grants targeting terrestrial or freshwater threatened species in continental Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.

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Aspire Grant Program Application

2020 Application Period is now open. Application Deadine is July 15, 2020. Applications are also accepted in Francais and Español All applications are treated equally regardless of the language of submission, so please submit in the language you are most comfortable with.

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Finance and Administration Assistant for Gender, Climate and Water Program (WACDEP-G)

To effectively and efficiently support GWP Central Africa and its partners in implementing the Gender Equality in Water Security and Climate Resilient Development Programme (WACDEP-G) in Africa, as well as in mainstreaming gender in its work, GWP-CAf is recruiting, a Gender Administration and Finance Assistant who will be based at the GWP-CAf regional secretariat in Yaoundé.

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Technical specialist for FAO-EU FLEGT Programme - Africa region

The consulting opportunities located in the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme and will assist the Programme in achieving its objectives in supporting stakeholders in eligible countries in Africa, to strengthen forest governance, legality and trade of timber products, and more development of equitable forest management systems. Consultants will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager and in coordination with the Programme Staff. Closure Date: 06/May/2020, 9:59:00 PM

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GWP-CAF - Gender and Water Programme Officer

To effectively and efficiently support GWP Central Africa and its partners in implementing the Gender Equality in Water Security and Climate Resilient Development Programme (WACDEP-G) in Africa, as well as in mainstreaming gender in its work, GWP-CAf is recruiting, on behalf of GWP Cameroon, a Gender Programme Officer who will be based at the GWP-CAf regional secretariat in Yaoundé. Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 5 pm (Cameroon time) on 6th May 2020. This 

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Finance Officer - TRAFFIC

The Finance Officer assists the Programme Office Director with ensuring the consistent and efficient management of the Central Africa office’s finances, including banking, income and expenditure management, cashflow and payroll monitoring, operation of the computerised accounting system, and preparation of Core and project-level reports. The position works closely with IUCN Finance and HR Units, CAF Project Support Officer and Project Mangers as well as with the Global Office’s Finance Unit. Closing date: 31 May 2020.

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Call for application for ten (10) Master’s Scholarships

The objective of this call for applications is to select ten (10) recipients of Master's level training fellowships in order to contribute to strengthening the skills of protected area management staffs or to increase the availability of expertise in the field within West African States. Closing date: 17 June 2020.

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