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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FGF 2020 Applications Now Open !

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our first Forest Governance Forum in Asia. The event is taking place 11-12 February 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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November 12, 2019 - November 15, 2019 African Landscapes Dialogue Tanzania

Gathering Landscape Leaders from Across Africa for Peer-to-peer Learning and agenda-setting from the grassroots. 27 Sub-Saharan African countries have pledged to restore, or begin the process of restoring, over 96 million hectares of degraded land on the continent by 2030. 40 SSA countries include climate change mitigation from Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry in their (intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the Paris Climate Accord. 34 NDCs include mitigation contributions from agriculture. Every African nation has signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals. The question now asked regularly: how will our countries keep these commitments?

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IHC-Securing gorillas in the Congo awarded with Germany’s highest Nature Film Prize

‘Paradise Preserved: Congo – Protecting the Gorilla Forests’, the film which Thomas Weidenbach produced for ARTE, received Germany’s Nature Film Prize on Saturday 5 October 2019. Commissioned by tv-channel ARTE, known to air cultural programmes, the film was broadcast at the end of June.

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BCC 2020 Save the Date!

After two very successful Business of Conservation Conferences, the next Business of Conservation Conference will take place from September 1st to 3rd, 2020 at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda. Register here to secure your slot!

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Forest Watch October 2019

Read: The ‘Greenest’ Commission that Europe has ever seen? UN Climate Action Summit: Every silver lining has a raincloud; The EU at the UN Climate Action Summit: Finally getting somewhere? NGOs submit complaint regarding long-term destructive logging in Romania…

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IISD-African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) 2019, Highlights for Tuesday, 8 October 2019

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) 2019 continued on Tuesday, October 8, with a heavy agenda, including plenary and thematic parallel sessions as well as panel discussions, workshops, and seminars.

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FERN-The ‘Greenest’ Commission that Europe has ever seen?

From 30 September - 8 October 2019, newly elected Members of the European Parliament grilled the 26 nominees for the European Commission, to evaluate their “general competence and independence, but also their European commitment”. Fern followed the Commissioners’ hearings through the “forest lens”.

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24 October: World Development Information Day

"Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion." General Assembly Resolution.

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CBFP News Archive

2019

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