Welcome to the Central African Network of Forestry and Environmental Training Institutions (RIFFEAC): Welcome to a new member of the CBFP!

 

 

Brussels, 22 August 2017. The Central African Network of Forestry and Environmental Training Institutions (RIFFEAC) has officially joined the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). RIFFEAC has acknowledged the cooperation framework of CBFP partners that was updated and adopted in Kigali in November 2016 and has undertaken to adhere thereto in the framework of training and promotion of sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

 

 

The Central African Network of Forestry and Environmental Training Institutions (RIFFEAC) is a collaborative platform grouping close to 20 training institutions, spanning nine (9) COMIFAC countries.

 

 

For more information, please visit the RIFFEAC website

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IUCN: Elephants slaughtered at the RFBL

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The Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development of the DRC, Amy Ambatobe, and his counterpart in the Republic of Congo, Arlette Sudan Nonault met in Kinshasa on Saturday and discussed the need to make a coordinated effort to protect and enhance the peatlands which researchers recently discovered in the DRC and in the Republic of Congo.

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COMIFAC: Main conclusions from twenty-sixth meeting of Central African Biodiversity Working Group (GTBAC)

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Bonn Challenge: Central Africa Countries to restore 35,1 million hectares of forest in species-rich Congo Basin

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Fern-The CoNGOs project partners discuss a new paradigm for community forestry at the meeting of the CBFP parties in Douala.

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Oecd: Making Blended Finance Work for the Sustainable Development Goals

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Traffic: Poached Abalone from South Africa is Flowing into Hong Kong Markets

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