Welcome to the 15th Meeting of Partners (MOP) of CBFP (Congo Basin Forest Partnership) June 17 to 19, 2015 in Yaoundé, Cameroon...To register, please click on the following link... Register now

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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CBFP News

ICCWC launches wildlife and forest crime toolkit

25 July 2012 - The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), of which UNODC is a member, has launched its Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit and announced that it has secured $600,000 for the current fiscal year through the World Bank Development Grant Facility (DGF) to strengthen national enforcement capacities to fight wildlife crime.

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TRAFFIC-Fighting ivory smuggling through capacity building in Central Africa

Limbe, Cameroon, April 2015—Wildlife law enforcement officers and other agencies involved in law enforcement including police, Customs, gendarmerie and magistrates from five Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) countries—Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo—participated in a three day workshop earlier this month in Limbe, South West Region, Cameroon, to learn about the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS).

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TRAFFIC-New centre for biodiversity conservation named after Sir David Attenborough

Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2015—An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge is being named the David Attenborough Building, in honour of Sir David’s pioneering work in bringing the wonders of our natural world to our screens.

 

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UN Crime Congress raises stakes in fight against wildlife crime

Doha, Qatar, 16th April 2015 — With the world facing a poaching crisis and an unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade, the UN Crime Congress this week has taken a significant step to boost global efforts to tackle transnational organized environmental crime.

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2015 Training Opportunities for Women in the Congo Basin

The Education for Nature Program (EFN) at WWF-US is opening the 2015 applications for short-term training and diploma training for women conservationists from Cameroon, DRC, CAR, Gabon, and Republic of Congo.  There are two opportunities available for women working in the Congo Basin...

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World Migratory Bird Day 2015 - "Energy – make it bird-friendly!"

...the birds suffer effects from habitat loss and degradation and other disturbances from the deployment of hydropower, bio-energy, ocean, solar, wind and geothermal energy technologies. Sustainable renewable energy production is expected to have positive effects on migratory birds by mitigating climate change and its impacts. However, if certain energy technologies are deployed without proper planning, design and risk assessment, it can pose a grave threat to migratory bird species...

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SNV launches new report: Implementing Deforestation-Free Supply Chains - Certification and Beyond

Deforestation and forest degradation result in biodiversity losses and are major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In an effort to delink agricultural production from deforestation, a growing number of companies and national governments are making public commitments to purchasing products which do not cause deforestation...

 

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CBFP- MoP 15: Welcome to the Streams at the 15th CBFP Meeting of Partners

The Streams will help strengthen coordination and promote information exchange, mobilization of CBFP partners, monitoring and evaluation of partners’ actions and communication around actions undertaken...During the 15th CBFP Meeting of Partners, there will be 6 Thematic Streams-Sessions organized...

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Upcoming Events

04.05.2015 - 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
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 - 06.12.2015 Global Landscapes Forum 2015

Job offers

WWF-CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

WWF is currently seeking the services of a consultant with expertise in workshop facilitation and a good knowledge on the ESIA and ESMP process in Cameroon. The consultant will facilitate a workshop on the Effectiveness of Cameroon’s EIA scheduled for the 16 – 19 of June in Ebolowa.

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WWF-Call for applications

In the context of the Programme de Conservation de la Biodiversité en Afrique Centrale (PCBAC), WWF informs you that the following positions are now open: A Principal Technical Adviser to be based in Garoua (Cameroon); A Technical Adviser - Central African Republic, to be based in Bangui (CAR). The incumbent will report to the Principal Technical Adviser...

 

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ZSL-Position: Call for applications: Position: ZSL Programme Manager - East and South East Asia

Location: ZSL London Zoo

Closing Date: is Midnight Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Anticipated Interview Date: W/c: 11th March.

 

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Vacancy: Convention on Biological Diversity/ deadline for applications is 23thApril

The Convention on Biological Diversity is now advertising a position as individual contractor to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, based in Montreal, Canada.  The position is for nine months over a twelve-month period to provide general support to the Nagoya Protocol programme of work...

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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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WWF-Call for applications: Central Africa Forest Program Coordinator

WWF is seeking a Central Africa Forest Program Coordinator, who will ensure the effective development, implementation and monitoring of the sub-regional and national forest components of the Central Africa Forest Strategy.

 

 

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WWF seeks a Salonga National Park Manager

The SNP (Salonga National Park) Manager will supervise the implementation of multiple activities in the SNP and will be in charge of elaborating the joint-management procedure...

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WWF-CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - project management professional

We are looking for candidates whose qualifications and experiences meet specific management requirements of WWF in order to strengthen project management capacities and fill upcoming vacancies across central Africa. 

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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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