August 12 World Elephant Day

The B-day is coming ! On September 21 will be celebrated the International Day of Bibliodiversity. Since 2010, each year, some actions are organized in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, to promote independent publishing and bibliodiversity : bookcrossing, meetings, book picnics, posters. Find out more...

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Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - List of Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources

New free textbook: Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa / New IUCN MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on Protected Area Management/ New free eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course: Africa / 1st Africa Protected Areas Congress/ Pathways 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Conference

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Forest Watch September 2019-Commission Communication opens door to regulation of products that destroy forests, but proposed Mercosur trade deal throws fuel on the Amazon fires

To read: New Commission Communication opens door to regulation of the products that destroy our forests… The proposed Mercosur deal throws fuel on the Amazon fires… NGOs ask the new European Commission to act boldly against illegal logging and forest destruction…

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UN-International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September

"For over three decades, the Montreal Protocol has done much more than shrink the ozone hole; it has shown us how environmental governance can respond to science, and how countries can come together to address a shared vulnerability. I call for that same spirit of common cause and, especially, greater leadership as we strive to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and mobilize the ambitious climate action we so urgently need at this time." UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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6th edition of the Africa Agri Forum: Confirm your registration!

The 6th edition of the Africa Agri Forum will be taking place for the second year in a row in Libreville, from 24 to 25 October to cement Gabon’s central place as an emerging hub of agriculture in the region.

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sep2d-International symposium “Plant biodiversity and sustainable development”

The international symposium is open to the entire scientific community (especially promoters of SED2D-backed projects) and actors in the management and valuing of plant biodiversity, subject to prior mandatory registration (free) and depending on the symposium’s seating capacity . Those who wish  to make a presentation must sign up for one of the thematic sessions listed below. Presentations can be either take the form of an oral presentation or a poster (A0 format) which can be presented in plenary along with a 2 min pitch

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Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries, Chad: Wildlife rangers of the Forest and Wildlife Guard come under attack - Seven (07) elephant carcasses found

Dozens of heavily armed poachers on horseback attacked wildlife rangers of the Forest and Fauna Guard (GFF) stationed in the Binder-Lere Wildlife reserve. Seven (07) elephant carcasses were found throughout the reserve by GFF wildlife rangers tracking the poachers. The poachers came from Cameroon.

 

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Law enforcement officials brush up on African wildlife crime investigating skills

Brazzaville-Republic of Congo, 28 July- 1st August 2019. Two multi-institutional capacity building workshops on investigations into wildlife crimes were held for law enforcement officers at the Mikhael’s Hotel.

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OCFSA and Lusaka Agreement close ranks to fight wildlife crime in Central Africa

Signing of MoU (Collaboration Agreement) OCFSA- Luska Agreement on the sidelines of two multi-institutional capacity building workshops for law enforcement officials on wildlife crime investigation held from 28 July to  01 August 2019 in Brazzaville (Congo).

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Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - List of Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources

New free textbook: Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa / New IUCN MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on Protected Area Management/ New free eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course: Africa / 1st Africa Protected Areas Congress/ Pathways 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Conference.

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Rainforest Alliance- Project Coordinator

The Project coordinator, DRC, will lead the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled " Promoting the effective management of Salonga National Park by creating community forests and improving the well-being of local communities ". LOCATION: Monkoto, Tsuapa province, Democratic Republic of Congo. DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

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Rainforest Alliance- Finance & Administrative Generalist

The Finance & Administrative Generalist, DRC, will undertake the finance and administration task of Rainforest Alliance office in DRC, including for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled " Promoting the effective management of Salonga National Park by creating community forests and improving the well-being of local communities ". LOCATION: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

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Rainforest Alliance- Country Lead, Democratic Republic of Congo

The DRC lead will provide leadership and manages the strategic planning, fundraising and implementation of Rainforest Alliance activities in DRC, which include sustainable forestry and sustainable agriculture programs in multiple commodities and themes as well as implementation of donor funded projects. LOCATION: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

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Rainforest Alliance-Landscape management expert/ Field operation coordinator

The Landscape management expert, Cameroon, will perform its responsibilities under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled " Removing barriers to biodiversity conservation, land restoration and sustainable forest management through COmmunity-BAsed LAndscape Management – COBALAM ". LOCATION: West Cameroon/Bafoussam. DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

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Expertise France Call: Innovations for smart family farming exposed to climate change in West Africa - GCCA + West Africa (GCCA + AO)

This call for proposals spearheaded by ECOWAS is entrenched in the strategic frameworks at regional (ECOWAP 2025) and national (CDN). It constitues one pf the main activities of Outcome 3 (EO3) of the  GCCA + West Africa program : EO3. Pilot adaptation projects, including solutions based on an ecosystemic approach, already tested and implemented in the ECOWAS countries and used as references for future replication are scaled (extension or replication). Deadline (Date and Time)  : 17/10/2019 at 12h00 (UTC)

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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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