Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - List of Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources

 

 

New free textbook: Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa / New IUCN MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on Protected Area Management/ New free eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course: Africa / 1st Africa Protected Areas Congress/ Pathways 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Conference.

 

 

New free textbook: Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

John W. Wilson and Richard B. Primack, Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2019.  Download for free

 

 

New IUCN MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on Protected Area Management

The IUCN Program on African Protected Areas & Conservation is launching a new session of its MOOCs on Protected Area Management in Africa: PA management, Ecological monitoring, Law enforcement, Species conservation, Valorisation of resources and, soon, new technologies. The courses are completely free, online and open to all.

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New free eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course: Africa

The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, is calling for applications for our free eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course: Africa. If you are working in the conservation-related field (ranging from Geopolitics to grassroots conservation), on large carnivores and based in Africa, we invite you to join us on this course. We also welcome applicants who do not meet these criteria. Details on attached poster. For more background on the course, please check out our websites: Read more...

 

 

1st Africa Protected Areas Congress

The Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) has been postponed to 2021, a decision that will give Africa a great head start in the implementation of the outcomes of CBD COP15, WCC 2020 and the New Deal for Nature and People. Read more...

 

 

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. Read more...

 

 

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. Read more...

 

 

WWF’s Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund: 

WWF’s Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund supports the testing of new ideas that have potential to reduce the vulnerability of wildlife to changes in climate through on-the-ground projects. Successes and lessons learned from these pilot projects provide useful guidance that move conservation beyond business-as-usual approaches and rapidly scale promising efforts to help wildlife endure under conditions of rapid change. WWF and its partners are invited to submit concepts for pilot projects for the Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund.  Deadline: 22 September 2019. Read more...

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international-climate-initiative-Nature often provides the best solutions for tackling climate change

The Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) is supporting adaptation to climate change via projects which benefit people and strengthen ecosystems at the same time. The restoration of mangroves and coral reefs protects coastal areas from increasingly heavy storms and the impacts of rising sea levels. Planting hillsides prevents erosion and floods during rainfall. On the occasion of the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the BMU is increasing its financial commitments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) by around 60 million euros.

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Unenvironment-African Ministers of the environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development

Durban, 15 November 2019 – In a ministerial declaration issued today at the closing of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to make the Conference the forum for making regional environment policies with effective mechanisms for implementation.

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First GCF Green Champions to be announced at COP25

The GCF Green Champions Awards was launched in August this year to recognise and promote the most noteworthy and successful efforts to fight climate change in developing countries. The nominees, which include outstanding individuals and organisations driving climate transformation, are among the prime examples of initiatives that exemplify environmental, social and business-led commitments to combat climate change.

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Thegef-The next challenge for business: adapting to climate change

The private sector must begin preparing for climate change and the ensuing disruption to operations and services with new approaches. The future success of the private sector may not only depend on how successfully it can mitigate, but also on how it can adapt to climate change. Extreme weather events are already causing havoc to operations, supply chains and commerce all over the world.

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GEF to showcase power of partnerships at Madrid climate summit

As financial mechanism of the UN climate convention (UNFCCC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will play a central role in Madrid in helping advance negotiations on topics such as finance and technology transfer, and in highlighting examples of where climate change action is bearing fruit, where it can be scaled up, and where more work must be done, especially in least developed countries.

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Adaptation Fund at COP25

The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), as well as CMP15 and CMA2 will be held from December 2-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile, but the venue was changed due to the difficult situation the country was undergoing. However, Chile remains as the COP25 Presidency with Spain stepping forward to host this conference of “action”, demonstrating the spirit of cooperation and partnership in the fight against climate change.

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Rwanda and Republic of Congo receive project funding approved during Adaptation Fund Board meeting - Adaptation Fund Board Approves US$ 63 Million in New Projects, Including First Innovation and Scale-Up Grants

The new grant window projects approved by the Board include small innovation grants for Armenia (through its NIE, EPIU) and Chile (through its NIE, AGCID), and one project scale-up grant for Rwanda through its NIE, the Ministry of Environment…Through its concrete project funding process, the Board approved six concrete adaptation projects totaling over US$ 52 million in Congo, El Salvador, Georgia, Malawi, the Republic of Moldova, and a regional project in Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda

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GCF-Green Climate Fund Board commits an additional USD 407.8 million to combat climate crisis

No mobilization for Central Africa during the 24th GCF Board meeting which allocates USD 407.8 million, raising GCF's total portfolio to USD 5.6 billion. The Board 24th approved 13 new projects. Similarly, for Central Africa no projects were approved under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP) as well as accreditation during the 24th GCF Board meeting…

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CBFP News Archive

2019

Adaptation Fund at COP25
BCC 2020 Save the Date!
Forest Watch October 2019
World Bamboo Day
China goes green again!
GEF Newsletter | June 2019
The Cafi Dialogues
Forest Watch April 2019
Forest Watch March 2019