August 12 World Elephant Day

On August 12 World Elephant Day asks you to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. Read more...

CBFP News

CNN- Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

(CNN)Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change...The European Union's satellite program, Copernicus, released a map showing smoke from the fires spreading all along Brazil to the east Atlantic coast. The smoke has covered nearly half of the country and is even spilling over into neighboring Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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The CBFP in the heartland of Malabo: Sixth CBFP Council mobilizes stakeholders

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) 13 June 2019 - Sixth CBFP Council Meeting.  The High-Level Policy Dialogue was chaired by His Excellency Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea, Minister of State, CBFP Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium. The meeting was graced by politicians, Ministers of Forests/Environment of Central African countries and senior representatives of ECCAS, COMIFAC, OCFSA and GVTC.

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High-Level Policy Dialogue between members the Regional College and CBFP donors, a resounding success

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 12 June 2019:  A high-level Policy Dialogue was held between the members of the CBFP Regional College (Member states, COMIFAC and ECCAS) and the technical and financial partners of the CBFP Donors’ College. 

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Abidjan Resolution on REDD+ in Africa: The Executive Secretariat of COMIFAC to provide the Secretariat for the REDD+ Investment Forum in Africa...

Experts representing countries engaged in REDD+ in Africa, meeting in Abidjan on 13 and 14 of August 2019, at the international workshop on the formulation of REDD+ project investments in Africa... The participants decided also to establish regional focal points to facilitate the work of the Interim Secretariat...

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The Business of Conservation Conference, September 8-9, 2019. Kigali, Rwanda

Since we opened registration for the 2019 Business of Conservation Conference, the response has been overwhelming and spots are filling up very quickly! We hope you are as eager as we are to power Africa’s wildlife economy together. At BCC2019, we aspire to bring together doers who are actively driving benefit to both nature and people.  If you are such a doer, you may be wondering: “How can I actively participate in the event and tangibly build relationships?” There are 5 concrete ways you can do this…

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FSC-Second Congo Basin Community Report

With this second Community report we would like to update you on the progress of the action points identified at the Libreville Gabon meeting in June 2019 and general developments. If you have information, views or opinions that you want to share in this quarterly report please do not hesitate to send us your content.

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Sciencedirect-Certification of tropical forests: a private instrument of public interest? A focus on the Congo Basin

This article takes stock of the current process of institutionalising forest certification in the Congo Basin and analyses current interactions between the FLEGT process and certification. The article highlights the limitations of the VPAs concluded between the Congo Basin countries and the EU, and proposes a new distribution of roles between public and private instruments, namely the FLEGT/EUTR combined apparatus and certifications, and a mechanism of financial incentives based on differentiated forest taxation to support certified companies and encourage new ones to follow suit.

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COMIFAC National Coordination Units hold consultations in Brazzaville

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 04-06 June 2019. The 9th consultation workshop of the COMIFAC National Coordination Units took place at the Mikhael’s Hotel.The meeting’s overall objective was to strengthen the capacities and performance of the COMIFAC National Coordination Units in the discharge of their mission in line with national, regional and international agendas in the forestry and environmental sectors.

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Apply for grant financing - call closes soon

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) offers grants between EUR 250,000 and 500,000 for innovative climate change projects in 21 developing countries. This year’s call for proposals is open until 5 September 2019. Send us your best project idea!

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The call for proposals for medium grants 2019 is launched!

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) has launched the first call for proposals under the “Action component”, concerning medium grants in order to transform knowledge into actions. Applications can be submitted in English or French by 21 September 2019 at 23:59 (Brussels date and time), via the online application portal.

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GIZ- COMIFAC: Call for internal and external applications for the recruitment of a Technical Advisor to support RIFFEAC

The COMIFAC Support Programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ/COMIFAC) is seeking a Technical Adviser to support RIFFEAC. Application deadline 28 August 2019

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GIZ- COMIFAC : Call for internal and external applications for the recruitment of a Technical Advisor on Biodiversity

The Technical Advisor on Biodiversity will be responsible for: Implementing biodiversity-related pilot initiatives: In this regard, he/she will carry out the following duties: Pilot initiative 1: Help harness local and indigenous knowledge, innovations, practices in managing the PNL, TNS and BSB Yamoussa protected areas....

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GIZ- COMIFAC: Call for internal and external applications for the recruitment of a Technical Advisor on Forest Governance

The Technical Advisor on Forest Governance will be responsible for: Implementing forest governance pilot initiatives; Supporting the development, validation and implementation of a mechanism for experience sharing among IPLCs on community and communal forest management...

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GIZ- COMIFAC: Call for internal and external applications for the recruitment of a Technical Advisor to implement the ABS regulatory and institutional framework

The Programme to support COMIFAC of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ/COMIFAC) is seeking a Technical Adviser to implement the ABS regulatory and institutional framework and conduct the following activities in accordance with the highest quality standards...

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Head of Conservation for its DRC Office

We are looking for a dynamic and committed for the position of Head of Conservation who will ensure that WWF DRC’s vision is implemented by attaining its conservation objectives. Closing date  15 September, 2019.

 

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a People & Culture Manager for its Cameroon Office

For our country programme office in Cameroon, we are looking for a dynamic and committed People & Culture Manager who will ensure WWF Cameroon applies the highest standards in the area of people & culture (P&C) management and fosters a culture based on network citizenship and the 4 ways of working in order to support the achievement of the conservation goals and objectives as laid in the Strategic Plan, in compliance with WWF People & Culture policies and standards. Closing date 31 August, 2019.

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