CBFP Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - Opportunities and Resources- May/June 2019 : Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources

 

 

CBFP Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - Opportunities and Resources- May/June 2019 : Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources.

 

 

EDGE Fellowship Applications for Africa

EDGE awards two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (EDGE Fellows) to work on priority EDGE species. Each fellow receives training on two courses, ongoing supervision throughout their fellowship and a £10,000 grant for conservation action underpinned by scientific research.

Deadline for applications is 18 June 2019.

 

 

CARN ASPIRE Small Grants for Central Africa

The Conservation Action Research Network (CARN) is now accepting applications for ASPIRE small grants for students and young professionals from Central Africa: 

 

Deadline for proposals is July 15, 2019.

 

Programme on Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) Short Courses

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has developed concise learning modules for each goal of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. These modules are like short courses which take approximately an hour each, providing an overview of key terms, concepts, resources and approaches.

 

 

Online Course on Protected Areas Law

This self-paced e-learning course presents the fundamentals of contemporary protected areas law.   It provides a tool for individual learners to access practical legal concepts, knowledge and materials they can use to improve governance of protected areas through their own work.  The course is designed for protected area managers and conservation practitioners, but it can be used by anyone interested in improving their understanding of protected areas law.

 

 

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) E-Learning Curricula

The CBD Secretariat has developed concise learning modules for each goal of the Programmes of Work. These modules take approximately an hour each, providing an overview of key terms, concepts, resources and approaches.

 

 

 

IUCN Newsletter from African Protected Areas (NAPA)

The NAPA n°131 is about sustainable tourism and visitors management in protected areas. All online courses are available

 

 

Capacity Building for Conservation Conference:

30 July to 1 August 2019, London, UK

 

Building sufficient conservation capacity to tackle the growing environmental issues around the world will be a major challenge in the 21st century. Join the international conservation community at the fourth Capacity Building for Conservation (CBC) conference to discuss and develop effective solutions to a range of capacity building issues.  

 

IUCN World Conservation Congress

11-19 June 2020, Marseille, France

 

The IUCN World Conservation Congress has grown to be the world’s largest and most democratic recurring conservation event in the world, bringing the expertise and influence of its powerful membership to bear on the most pressing issues of the time. It has three parts: a marketplace of ideas called the Forum, an Exhibition showcasing conservation’s initiatives from across the world and a voting session for IUCN Members called the Members’ Assembly.

 

 

Pathways 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Conference

February 2020, Kenya

 

 

Colorado State University and the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance are thrilled to announce their partnership with hosting the Pathways Africa: Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2020 conference and training. Pathways Africa 2020 will return to Kenya with a new focus on providing innovative, relevant leadership training for current practitioners in order to strengthen the next generation of African conservation leaders. 

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Cbd-Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework published by the Secretariat

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FERN: Five EU forest trends to watch out for in 2020 & Save the Date - February 2020 (Brussels)

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Overview and analyses of key national policies, strategies and action plans relevant to deforestation, child and forced labour, and smallholder inclusion in Cameroon

The overarching objective of this study is to identify laws and policies on deforestation, child labour, force labour and smallholder inclusion in Cameroon, and analyze how these policies support the private sector to align with the sustainable production of timber, palm oil, cocoa and rubber. This review clearly demonstrates that both government and private sector can achieve targets of curbing deforestation and ensuring effective respect of human rights along the supply chains of the selected commodities.

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Statement on the situation of wildlife in the Congo Basin (and in Cameroon in particular) - Resolving Conservation Conflicts in West/Central African Protected Areas

The statement is the outcome of a meeting of various CBFP partners at the Congo Basin Institute in Yaounde:  ...We are a group of scientists, including faculty members from respected universities in Cameroon and abroad, representatives of protected areas management units, law enforcement organisations (LAGA), rangers, and international organisations (TRAFFIC, WWF). In October 2019, we met in Yaoundé to assess the current status of conservation in the country and discuss ways forward to solve what we consider to be a conservation crisis...

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Final Communiqué of the Experts’ Meeting to Follow up on the N’Djamena Conference on The Sahel-Congo Basin Roadmap on the Operational Implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration Synthesis

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CAFI and EU join forces for the future of Central African Forests

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