The Federal Republic of Germany agreed to take over the CBFP Facilitation for the period 2020-2021.

The Federal Republic of Germany agreed to take over the CBFP Facilitation for the period 2020-2021. Dr. Christian Ruck, has been appointed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to assume the function of CBFP Facilitator for the next two years. Read more …

CBFP News

COVID-19 crisis tells world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years - nationalobserver

COVID-19 and other health endemics are directly connected to climate change and deforestation, according to Indigenous leaders from around the world who gathered on March 13, in New York City, for a panel on Indigenous rights, deforestation and related health endemics.

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A sustainable global economy must arise once COVID-19 pandemic is reversed, UN chief tells G-20 summit - UN

World leaders at the G-20 virtual summit held on Thursday committed to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to counteract the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also expand manufacturing capacity to meet the huge and increasing demand for medical supplies, which will be made available at an affordable price and in the shortest possible time, pledged the leading economic powers.

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Join us in the fight against COVID-19! - INTERHOLCO

Whilst our teams continue to guarantee the best customer service in this evolving situation, our thoughts are with the families of those who are suffering and our deepest gratitude goes to the medical personnel who watch over them, at great personal risk. We are thinking outside the box to collect extra funds, critical to prevention and mitigation activities in the Northern part of the Republic of Congo. In a remote area, 1000 km away from the capital Brazzaville, our medical facilities already serve on a daily basis a population of 16’000 inhabitants, including indigenous people.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update - iucncongress2020

In light of recent developments in France linked to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), IUCN and the Government of France are in close discussion about the impacts on the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020. Together, we are carefully considering any decisions that might need to be taken.​​​​

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New dates and venue for critical UN Biodiversity Convention meetings, dates for UN Biodiversity Conference 2020 to be adjusted – CBD

The twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) will now be held 25 to 30 August 2020; and the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3) will take place 1 to 6 September 2020. Both meetings will be held in Ottawa, Canada.

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative could pose increased risk to endangered wildlife, EIA warns UK MPs - EIA

The global spread of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) brings with it increased risks of endangered wildlife consumption and illegal wildlife trade, UK politicians were warned. At an event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary China Group in Parliament yesterday (11 March), EIA Wildlife Campaigner and China Specialist Aron White cautioned that the international proliferation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) – touted as a pillar of the BRI – poses potential risks for biodiversity around the world.

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Differentiated evolution of the tropical timber trade in 2019 – COMMODAFRICA – ATIBT

The 16 March 2020 article on the COMMODAFRICA website shows that log imports into China have decreased and that sawn timber imports into the European Union are increasing for the second consecutive year.

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Atibt- Timber sector in the DRC: Study on the state of play of the stakeholders

As part of the implementation of the FLEGT-REDD CERTIFICATION projects set up by the ATIBT and financed by the European Union, the FFEM and the KfW, the Federation of Timber Industrialists, in abbreviation FIB, conducted a study on the state of play of the actors of the forest and wood sector in the DRC.

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Call for application for ten (10) Master’s Scholarships

The objective of this call for applications is to select ten (10) recipients of Master's level training fellowships in order to contribute to strengthening the skills of protected area management staffs or to increase the availability of expertise in the field within West African States. Closing date: 17 June 2020.

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Call for application for two (02) doctoral research projects on translocation and ex-situ conservation of wildlife in West Africa

Applications should be submitted by doctoral schools and/or research laboratories/centres of expertise qualified in the field relevant to the proposal. Applications must be submitted no later than 15 June 2020.

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ECOFAC6 – Biodiversity & Ecosystems project: São Tomé & Príncipe Sustainable Finance Plan for Biodiversity and Protected Areas International Expert(s) in Biodiversity & Protected Area Finance

Birdlife International is looking for a consulting company /or an individual consultant to prepare a Sustainable Finance Plan for Biodiversity and Protected Areas for São Tomé & Príncipe that will include a Protected Areas System Finance Needs and Gaps Assessment, Feasibility/Viability Studies, Implementation Design / Revenue management Model and Promotion Plan, considering the regional specificity for the Autonomous Region of Príncipe. Closing date: 30/04/2020

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RIFFEAC- Recruitment of a consultant for the development of a training program on the economic value of biodiversity in central Africa

RIFFEAC in partnership with USFS-IP is seeking a consultant, whose main mission will be to design a training module on protecting human rights and ethics in the management of protected areas.

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WWF Cameroon seeks a Senior Field Programmes Coordinator

For our Country Programme Office in Cameroon, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Senior Field Programmes Coordinator who will promote and ensure the highest standards of conservation delivery at field level in line with WWF- Cameroon Conservation Strategy and the WWF Practices’ priorities. Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 8thApril 2020

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Consultancy for WWF feasibility study for a BMZ-BENGO project proposal

Bids should be in ONE file (PDF) and submitted by email to recruit-cam@wwfcam.org with subject "Special call for tender – WWF Feasibility Study for a BMZ-BENGO Project Proposal". The deadline for the submission of bids is Sunday, 22nd March 2020.

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RSPO P&C 2018 NATIONAL INTERPRETATION (NI) process in Cameroon terms of reference for recruitment of an independent facilitator.

Facilitate the RSPO NI development process for Cameroon and to ensure that it is in line with RSPO participation, process and content requirements as outlined in section 9 of the RSPO Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Standard Setting (2017), in close collaboration with WWF Cameroon. Deadline for applications is 19thMarch, 2020.

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToRs) WWF Cameroon: Participatory assessment of the vulnerability of TRIDOM communities to climate change

WWF CCPO seeks the services of a consultant to undertake community level vulnerability assessments in communities adjacent protected areas to assess direct impacts on people and their livelihoods and potential indirect impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems as communities cope with and adapt to impacts. The study will complement an ongoing vulnerability assessment with focus on the potential ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change on protected areas, and the capacity of protected area managers to adapt to the climate threats. WWF will commence the review of bid 23 of March 2020 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been retained.

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