Welcome to our new Partner The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada!


The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada officially confirmed its adherence to the cooperation framework of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

docs/news/Mai - Juillet 2011/JanegoodallI-Canada.jpg

Toronto (Canada), July 7th 2011 – The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) officially confirmed its adherence to the CBFP initiative. The JGI Canada is committed to abide by the principles of sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa. To this effect, the JGI Canada agrees to the principles of sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa, to work closely following the cooperation framework of the CBFP partners and commits itself to support the implementation of the COMIFAC convergence plan.


“By becoming a member of the CBFP, we are hoping to improve our effectiveness and increase our impact in the Congo Basin, in collaboration with our local and international partners. We aim to protect these African forests, preserve their biodiversity and to increase human wellbeing”- Writes Dr Jane Lawton, Executive Director of the Institut.



One component of JGI Canada’s mission is to contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats, by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities. The two projects, in which the JGI Canada is involved in the Congo Basin, cover several strategic areas of the COMIFAC Convergence Plan.



For the past five years, JGI Canada has been funding a project located in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Maiko-Tayna-Kahuzi Biega CARPE landscape, focusing its efforts on livelihood activities and health programs. This project is part of a larger integrated project managed by a coalition of international and local organizations working under the umbrella of the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE).


To further address the significant needs of these communities in the DRC, and to protect the rich biodiversity of the two National Parks surrounding them, JGI Canada has developed an integrated project that will focus on the following:


♦ Rehabilitating/building and equipping schools, training teachers

♦ Expanding environmental education and outreach activities

♦ Supporting protein replacement activities (fish farming, zero grazing livestock management) that reduce the demand for bush meat, while increasing local incomes and food security

♦ Training farmers to improve agricultural productivity and livestock management

♦ Establishing tree nurseries and introducing agroforestry

♦ Training and supporting community development groups to sustainably manage their resources


In the Republic of Congo, JGI Canada has been providing funding to the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Natural Reserve, in order to implement the development of a community-centered conservation program in the villages surrounding the sanctuary and the reserve. Sensitization to the bush meat trade is one of our main focuses. We are also supporting the development of environmental education and outreach activities amongst local youth, through the Roots & Shoots youth action program.


The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is an international non-profit organization which encourages people to make a difference for all human being. The institute was established in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. Since its creation, the JGI Canada is involved in Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation with the objective to ensure the survival of great apes populations through their conservation activities centered on communities in Africa. The JGI also inspires a new generation of committed citizens all over the world.


 Welcome to our new member, The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada! 


For further information, please visit The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada website

Go back


Forests play a key role in tackling climate change

This briefing note from Coordination SUD and Fern analyses the issues we need to address to ensure forests help deliver tropical forested countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This includes respect for communities’ rights and preserving their livelihoods, protecting and restoring biodiversity, and improved forest governance. Tackling these challenges will require effective civil society participation.

Read more …

Cbd-Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework published by the Secretariat

The Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has been tasked with advancing preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It is expected that this process will culminate in the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework by the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, at the UN Biodiversity Conference in 2020 in Kunming, China as a stepping stone towards achieving the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature".

Read more …

Ecozona-The Screaming Forest: An Ecocritical Assessment of Le Cri de la forêt

From a postcolonial ecocritical standpoint, this essay analyzes the play Le Cri de la forêt (2015) co-authored by Henri Djombo, a cabinet minister from Congo-Brazzaville, and Osée Colin Koagne, a stage director and environmental activist from Francophone Cameroon. Mindful of the rich biodiversity of the Congo Basin where the playwrights originate, the essay interrogates why the forest in the play is screaming and moves on to engage with related ecological questions such as the scapegoating of witchcraft and doubtful traditional beliefs amidst climate change.

Read more …

FERN: Five EU forest trends to watch out for in 2020 & Save the Date - February 2020 (Brussels)

In 2019, forests and forest peoples’ rights rose up the global political – and spiritual - agenda, and the EU made high profile commitments to protect forests abroad and at home as part of their European Green Deal.  But will 2020 see such commitments turned into action? Here are five questions we hope to give positive answers to at the end of the year...

Read more …

Overview and analyses of key national policies, strategies and action plans relevant to deforestation, child and forced labour, and smallholder inclusion in Cameroon

The overarching objective of this study is to identify laws and policies on deforestation, child labour, force labour and smallholder inclusion in Cameroon, and analyze how these policies support the private sector to align with the sustainable production of timber, palm oil, cocoa and rubber. This review clearly demonstrates that both government and private sector can achieve targets of curbing deforestation and ensuring effective respect of human rights along the supply chains of the selected commodities.

Read more …

Statement on the situation of wildlife in the Congo Basin (and in Cameroon in particular) - Resolving Conservation Conflicts in West/Central African Protected Areas

The statement is the outcome of a meeting of various CBFP partners at the Congo Basin Institute in Yaounde:  ...We are a group of scientists, including faculty members from respected universities in Cameroon and abroad, representatives of protected areas management units, law enforcement organisations (LAGA), rangers, and international organisations (TRAFFIC, WWF). In October 2019, we met in Yaoundé to assess the current status of conservation in the country and discuss ways forward to solve what we consider to be a conservation crisis...

Read more …

Final Communiqué of the Experts’ Meeting to Follow up on the N’Djamena Conference on The Sahel-Congo Basin Roadmap on the Operational Implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration Synthesis

The Kingdom of Belgium Facilitation of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), in close collaboration with the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, hosted from 16 to 17 December 2019 in Douala, Cameroon, the Experts’ Meeting for the follow up of the International conference on Security, Poaching, Transhumance Management and the Movements of Armed Groups between the Sahel and Equatorial Africa.

Read more …

CAFI and EU join forces for the future of Central African Forests

Brussels, 4 November:  As part of growing commitments from donors to Central African forests and people, matching growing concern about accelerating forest loss of Earth’s 2nd lung, the  European Commission signed a15 million euros (16 million dollars) funding agreement to the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) Trust Fund.

Read more …

CBFP News Archive