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The Rainforest Alliance in the Congo Basin and Great Lakes region

From large multinational corporations to small- and medium-sized enterprises, Rainforest Allaince involves producers, businesses and consumers all along the value chain in efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where demand for sustainability is growing steadily. Since our first efforts in Central America nearly 30 years ago, we have grown into a global innovator of market-based solutions for conservation and economic development, now working in more than 80 countries...

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BAT CONSERVATION AFRICA (BCA): Position Statement on Bats and Ebola

Available under the CBFP Website a position statement on Ebolavirus from Bat Conservation Africa, a network of individuals that promotes conservation of almost 300 species of African bat species and a partner of USFWS Africa Programs. Co-chaired by Dr. Webala of Kenya and Mr. Keita of Guinea, BCA is an African voice for bats and is attempting to counter misconceptions and to provide better information about the role of bats, or lack thereof, in the current outbreak in West Africa...

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CIFOR: Palm oil doesn’t have to spell disaster for forests

Experts: Controversial crop can be sustainable - with proper ecological planning, management - BOGOR, Indonesia — Palm oil—used around the world in everything from foods to cosmetics to biofuels—can be developed without destroying vast stretches of tropical forests with the right planning and methods.

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COMIFAC-FAO-FFBC: Moving into Phase two of the National M & MRV with a regional approach Project, what was achieved in Phase 1?

From September 17 to 18, 2014, the third meeting of the Steering Committee (COPIL) of the «National Monitoring and MRVs with a regional approach in Congo Basin countries" Project, was held in Douala. The meeting brought together representatives of 9 COMIFAC countries, FAO, members of the Project’s technical team in Rome, the Representative of ADB-CBFF and of the REDD + COMIFAC Regional Project and national consultants from ten countries invited to attend as observers. The purpose of the meeting was to assess progress achieved by the project

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FEM-BM-COMIFAC: Regional REDD+ Project reviews implementation

From July 31 to August 1, 2014, the city of Douala hosted the fifth meeting of the steering committee of the project to build institutional capacity for REDD + with a view to sustainable management of Congo Basin forests. It was chaired by Mr. Rémy MUKONGO SHABANTU, representative of the ECCAS Secretary General

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Dr Denis Sonwa: The US-Africa Leaders Summit: Perspectives from the Congo Basin

...One session sought to address the problems of wildlife trafficking in Africa, a rampant problem that threatens the biodiversity of continent—and especially the Congo Basin, an area of critical biodiversity.This session was an occasion for the US to underscore its efforts in trying to combat illegal trafficking, including its Wildlife Enforcement Network (WEN) in the Horn of Africa. The US is seeking to eventually extend the WEN to Central Africa. An important aspect of this initiative—and a fitting approach to the “next generation” theme of the summit—is the recruitment of youths as park rangers and in natural resources management...

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COMIFAC and biodiversity conservation: where do we stand?

From 24 to 28 March 2014 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Biodiversity Working Group held its nineteenth session (GTBAC), organized by the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat with technical and financial support from GIZ’s  “COMIFAC Support” project...

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ENB News: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) Which Type of Partnership for their Economic Development

Close to 21 SIDS heads of States, plus about 3,500 personalities representing the private sector, the civil society and some governments, met in Apia at the Samoa on September 1-4, 2014 for the international conference under the theme: “For a Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States Based on True and Lasting Partnerships”.

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