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DRC REDD+ Study - The multiple benefits of REDD + in DRC: Feasibility study for an economic assessment and mapping

The objective of this study is to explore existing data on forests in the DRC that could enable the mapping and assessment of environmental services, that is to say, the benefits of the use of forests, both indirect (soil, water) and direct (non-timber forest products, tourism, high-value timber). Based on these findings, the study suggests ways forward for the DRC to carry out an assessment of the multiple benefits of forests...

 

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Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Nairobi, 16 April 2015 -Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) , according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners...

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Conference of ECCAS Ministers on the validation of Emergency Action Plans against Poaching in Central African forest and savannah regions

The Conference of ECCAS Ministers on the validation of Emergency Action Plans against Poaching in Central African forest and savannah zones took place on April 28, 2015 in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo). The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Mr. Henri DJOMBO, Minister of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development. Kindly download the final communique...

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African leaders agree on co-ordinated response and action against illegal exploitation and illicit trade of wild flora and fauna in Africa

Brazzaville, Congo, May 2015—African leaders meeting last week in Brazzaville issued a strong Declaration urging co-ordinated regional and international action against wildlife crime at the end of a four-day meeting on illegal exploitation and illicit trade in African wildlife products...

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Green Climate Fund - Hela Cheikhrouhou: "Africa has so far not been well served by climate finance"

INTERVIEW. The Director of the Green Climate Fund answered questions from ‘Point Afrique’ on possible financing through her organization. A former head of the ADB’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, Hela Cheikhrouhou has been serving as Director of the Green Fund since 2013. She travelled to Bamako to raise awareness among Finance Ministers of the Free Zone gathered in Mali’s capital city...

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Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2015

The awardee will receive a cash prize of USD20,000 along with international recognition of their outstanding contributions to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women and the environment...

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Congo-Brazzaville president burns five tonnes of ivory in fight against poachers

The Guardian Thursday 30th April, 2015: Denis Sassou Nguesso sets pile of elephant tusks ablaze as conservationists urge Africans to ‘get angrier’ about impact of poaching...

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New edition of Infosylva
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Climate Finance Overview
Getting the prices right