ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2019

 

 

Improving Effectiveness of Protected Areas Globally Using SMART Tool

 

Protected areas are the cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. It is, however, alarming that only 24% of protected areas have sound management. This is in the wake of a tremendous increase in the demand for wildlife products, as well as an increase in well-financed, organized and connected wildlife crime. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART), leading tool globally for wildlife law enforcement and protected area monitoring, has been effectively used to improve conservation in various protected areas.

 

 

Conservationist Kimberly Holbrook Shares on the Value of the ABCG Collaboration

 

Kimberly Holbrook is Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and manages TNC's activities in the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG). She talks to ABCG about her conservation journey and the importance of collaboration in tackling conservation issues.

 

 

How ABCG is Engaging Communities to Integrate Biodiversity with Global Health

'Within the Lobeke National Park in Southeastern Cameroon, malnutrition is a serious health threat visible especially in infants. Adequate biodiversity conservation associated with improved livelihoods for women and availability of quality food for infants, is crucial' explains Olivier Njounan Tegomo, World Wildlife Fund, Cameroon. This video explains the activities that ABCG has been carrying out with the communities living in Lobeke National Park to advance a vision that incorporates health outcomes into biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

 

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UN-International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September

"For over three decades, the Montreal Protocol has done much more than shrink the ozone hole; it has shown us how environmental governance can respond to science, and how countries can come together to address a shared vulnerability. I call for that same spirit of common cause and, especially, greater leadership as we strive to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and mobilize the ambitious climate action we so urgently need at this time." UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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6th edition of the Africa Agri Forum: Confirm your registration!

The 6th edition of the Africa Agri Forum will be taking place for the second year in a row in Libreville, from 24 to 25 October to cement Gabon’s central place as an emerging hub of agriculture in the region.

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sep2d-International symposium “Plant biodiversity and sustainable development”

The international symposium is open to the entire scientific community (especially promoters of SED2D-backed projects) and actors in the management and valuing of plant biodiversity, subject to prior mandatory registration (free) and depending on the symposium’s seating capacity . Those who wish  to make a presentation must sign up for one of the thematic sessions listed below. Presentations can be either take the form of an oral presentation or a poster (A0 format) which can be presented in plenary along with a 2 min pitch

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Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries, Chad: Wildlife rangers of the Forest and Wildlife Guard come under attack - Seven (07) elephant carcasses found

Dozens of heavily armed poachers on horseback attacked wildlife rangers of the Forest and Fauna Guard (GFF) stationed in the Binder-Lere Wildlife reserve. Seven (07) elephant carcasses were found throughout the reserve by GFF wildlife rangers tracking the poachers. The poachers came from Cameroon.

 

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Law enforcement officials brush up on African wildlife crime investigating skills

Brazzaville-Republic of Congo, 28 July- 1st August 2019. Two multi-institutional capacity building workshops on investigations into wildlife crimes were held for law enforcement officers at the Mikhael’s Hotel.

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OCFSA and Lusaka Agreement close ranks to fight wildlife crime in Central Africa

Signing of MoU (Collaboration Agreement) OCFSA- Luska Agreement on the sidelines of two multi-institutional capacity building workshops for law enforcement officials on wildlife crime investigation held from 28 July to  01 August 2019 in Brazzaville (Congo).

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JIPA 2019: REPALEAC promotes linguistic and cultural diversity among DRC’s indigenous pygmy populations

On the sidelines of the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (JIPA 2019), the Indigenous Peoples’ Network for Forest Ecosystem Management (REPALEF) held a press briefing on 9 August 2019 in the Arche Room in Kinshasa, Gombe The main item on the agenda was the launch of the month’s activities focusing on indigenous peoples’ across the DRC.

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COMIFAC Guidelines on monitoring forest-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): document drafting underway

Douala, Cameroon, 24-25 July 2019: The sub-region’s experts met to review the content and form of the COMIFAC Guide on monitoring forest-related Sustainable Development Goals.

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