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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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CBFP partners are mobilizing - Parallel Session 27 April 2015, Brazzaville, Congo.

NEW DRAFT AGENDA... International Conference on Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest products of Africa: April 27, 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

 

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Gabon: 10billion CFAF EU grant for national parks management

The European Union (EU) has awarded Gabon 10 billion CFAF in funding to bolster the management of its 13 national parks, which cover 11% of the country’s territory, according to an announcement at a press conference Monday in Libreville, by the Head of the Management Department at the National Parks Agency (ANPN), Jean Baptiste Squarcini...

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New edition of Infosylva

FAO in collaboration with Norway is developing a project to facilitate countries' access to important observation data and satellite imagery, as well as offering a User-friendly platform to both interpret and evaluate that data. …A Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) project in Rwanda, promoted by FAO, aims to foster alternative uses of forests other than timber, to create employment and more sustainable livelihoods for local people…

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National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the country has been creating key pieces of legislation as well as implementing REDD+ readiness activities and making pilot investments to mitigate some of the key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation identified in the country. Despite this progress, the country’s poor governance climate creates a significant challenge in future progress towards implementing REDD+. Endemic poverty, weak state authority, and widespread corruption characterize the DRC’s current political environment. It is within this socioeconomic and political backdrop that the REDD+ mechanism is expected to be implemented in the DRC...

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2015

New edition of Infosylva
All about FLEGT Week 2015
Climate Finance Overview
Getting the prices right