CBFP Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - Opportunities and Resources- May/June 2019 : Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources



CBFP Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - Opportunities and Resources- May/June 2019 : Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources.



EDGE Fellowship Applications for Africa

EDGE awards two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (EDGE Fellows) to work on priority EDGE species. Each fellow receives training on two courses, ongoing supervision throughout their fellowship and a £10,000 grant for conservation action underpinned by scientific research.

Deadline for applications is 18 June 2019.



CARN ASPIRE Small Grants for Central Africa

The Conservation Action Research Network (CARN) is now accepting applications for ASPIRE small grants for students and young professionals from Central Africa: 


Deadline for proposals is July 15, 2019.


Programme on Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) Short Courses

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has developed concise learning modules for each goal of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. These modules are like short courses which take approximately an hour each, providing an overview of key terms, concepts, resources and approaches.



Online Course on Protected Areas Law

This self-paced e-learning course presents the fundamentals of contemporary protected areas law.   It provides a tool for individual learners to access practical legal concepts, knowledge and materials they can use to improve governance of protected areas through their own work.  The course is designed for protected area managers and conservation practitioners, but it can be used by anyone interested in improving their understanding of protected areas law.



Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) E-Learning Curricula

The CBD Secretariat has developed concise learning modules for each goal of the Programmes of Work. These modules take approximately an hour each, providing an overview of key terms, concepts, resources and approaches.




IUCN Newsletter from African Protected Areas (NAPA)

The NAPA n°131 is about sustainable tourism and visitors management in protected areas. All online courses are available



Capacity Building for Conservation Conference:

30 July to 1 August 2019, London, UK


Building sufficient conservation capacity to tackle the growing environmental issues around the world will be a major challenge in the 21st century. Join the international conservation community at the fourth Capacity Building for Conservation (CBC) conference to discuss and develop effective solutions to a range of capacity building issues.  


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.



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. 

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WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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