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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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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