World Migratory Bird Day 2018

12 May World Migratory Bird Day 2018 “Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation” to make celebrations even more successful and relevant to bird supporters all over the world, WMBD will now have two peak celebration days in the year - the second Saturdays of May and October. Read more…

CBFP News

Adaptation Fund at Adaptation Futures 2018

As a partner, the Adaptation Fund will have an active presence at the premier international conference on climate change adaptation at the Adaptation Futures held June 18-21, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa – the country which is also home to two innovative Adaptation Fund projects.

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GCF: Adaptation planning vital in helping countries weather change

Songdo, 27 Apr 2018 A guide to NAPs and why GCF is supporting this UN process to spark catalytic climate action

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ic.fsc: LOCAL MARKETS, GLOBAL SUCCESS, How FSC makes an economic impact across the world

FSC is a global not-for-profit organization that helps take care of the environment and boost the global economy by ensuring responsible management of close to 190 million hectares of the world’s forests.

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Revaluing Tropical Diversity

Why clear vast swathes of rainforest, with up to 75,000 tree species per kilometre, and replace it with a single species of oil palm? Why are custodians of a vast amount of cultural knowledge forced to live in poverty on the sidelines of society? The short answer is because there is a huge difference between the intrinsic value of the diversity of the tropics and its current economic value. Business destroys diversity when it does not value it. Government alone cannot hold stop the loss – we need to fight fire with fire as it were, and create innovative business models that change the incentives for tropical decision-makers. We need to create incomes from sustaining, and not destroying, tropical diversity.

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1843magazine: Bend it like bamboo Strong, bendy and abundant, bamboo is springing up in unexpected areas of design, architecture and technology

Ubiquitous in Asia in objects from chopsticks and bowls to scaffolding and screening, bamboo has often been disregarded as a material for large-scale architecture. But Vo Trong Nghia, who grew up in a forest village in northern Vietnam and knew how strong, light and tactile it could be, saw no sense in that. After training as an architect and founding his own firm, he began working with bamboo, figuring out how to bend and form it with heat, then lash lengths of it together into columns and pillars using rattan and bamboo nails. The result has been a series of cathedral-like structures like the Café Indochine (above) in Kontum in central Vietnam, which consists of a flat roof supported by prefabricated fans of dark bamboo whose curves create elegant, arched avenues.

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Ramsar: The Ramsar Convention enters into force for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

In January, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea deposited its instrument of accession to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, as amended in 1982 and 1987, with the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs of UNESCO, the Depositary of the Convention. Effective 16 May 2018, the Convention enters into force for Ramsar’s 170th Contracting Party.

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GEF: Nations rally to protect global environment

April 25, 2018 Countries pledge US$4.1 billion to the Global Environment Facility. Close to 30 countries have jointly pledged US$4.1 billion to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to better protect the future of the planet and human well-being. With the health of the global environment worsening, the GEF has received strong support for its new four-year investment cycle, (known as GEF-7), to help safeguard the world’s forests, land, water, climate, and oceans, build green cities, protect threatened wildlife, and tackle new environmental threats like marine plastic pollution.

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GEF: In Rwanda, a sweet alternative to deforestation

The son of a beekeeper, Emmanuel Kajugujugu grew up learning how to harvest honey in the village of Rega, nestled in the hillside around the Gishwati forest in Rwanda’s northwest.

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Upcoming Events

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Job offers

WWF: Program Development and Policy Coordinator

WWF-DRC is seeking a high caliber, expert in advocacy, policy dialogue and programme development to lead the development of its energy and infrastructure programme with a focus on the hydropower sector in order to avoid negative impacts and catalyze financial return for the conservation of the DRC high conservation values (protected areas, forest landscape…) Deadline for applications: 26 May 2018

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Aspire Grant Program

The Aspire Grant Program provides competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. Location: Noloholo Environmental Center in Loibor Siret, Tanzania

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will analyze data using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, GIS software, and SMART to generate statistics and maps for internal and external reporting. She/He will also write monthly internal and quarterly/semi-annual/annual external technical reports.  Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018.

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Country Director, Kenya. Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Country Director will maintain and nurture existing, and develop new, relationships and partnerships with relevant actors in the country, including government authorities, donor agencies, national and international NGOs, private sector and research institutions. She/He will also identify fundraising opportunities and secure funds for the programme, including the preparation of fundraising proposals. Closing Date: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 7th May 2018

 

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Senior Programme Officer, Water .Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

She/He will also play a key role in identifying funding opportunities and the development of concept papers and proposals, including for the next phase of 'Building River Dialogue and Governance in Africa' and projects that can be developed to complement 'Building River Dialogue and Governance'. Closing date:  27 April 2018

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Project Manager, Oil & Gas Project . Location: Dakar, Senegal

The Project Manager will support the team's engagements in West Africa, particularly on bird and biodiversity safeguard and biodiversity mainstreaming into policy frameworks and development agenda. She/He will also engage with BirdLife Partner NGOs and corporate entities to identify sustainability opportunities, particularly related to offshore and near-shore developments in West Africa.  Application deadline: 3rd May 2018

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Remote Sensing Analyst

The Remote Sensing Analyst will perform modelling and classification analyses using time-series datasets (e.g., climate, satellite, and reanalysis data) for ecosystem modelling and climate variability research, including generating customized code, based on R and Python, for large volume data processing and analysis. She/He will also manage external partner relationships including development of capacity and generation of outputs to guide partners in making decisions. The deadline for application for all positions is April 27, 2018.

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS The 2018/2019 Projects of the QIAO Plan

 In the 2018/2019 project cycle, the QIAO Plan intends to support one-year projects with funding volumes of $ 100,000 - 200,000 each, as well as longer-term projects with a maximum duration of three years and total contribution of up to $ 1.5 million each. Financial support will be made in grant form and cannot be used for any commercial purposes. The communication should be sent no later than 20 May 2018, 24:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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