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The Projet d’Aménagement des Petiits Permis Forestiers Gabonais (PAPPFG) is the result of a long maturation process that started in 2001 on the impetus of the French Ageny for Development (AFD) who felt the impact of its activities in the field of sustainable management of large-scale industrial logging licenses weakened if the smallholder licences (covering up to 40% of the forest surfaces alllocated for timber use in Gabon!) were not included in this process. 

A first study was conducted on Small and Medium Logging Companies implemented in the region. It helped to draw a classification of the license-holders, and to gather preliminary data indicating weak organisational structure, lacking knowledge of legal framework's evolution and limited access to forest resources. A second study put forward proposals for a framework setting favouring the effective management of the smallholder license areas while underlining clearly that the overall efforts are pointed at structuring and managing a complex economic sector where sustainable planning and management techniques would simply have a catalytic function. 

From now on, the instruction of a project aiming at spreading the dynamic of sustainable planning and management towards forest license smallholders continued throughout 2005 and 2006. A Feasibility study specified the project outilines and finalized the insitutional ( contract owner is the Gabonese Ministry of Forestry) and  financial set-up (Gabon with French Development Agency for loan and grant-in-aid, grant by the French Global Environment Fund and smallholders).

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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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