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Forest & Trade Officer, TRAFFIC Central Africa (TCAF)

  TITLE:  Forest & Trade Officer, TRAFFIC Central Africa (TCAF)
LOCATION: Yaoundé, Cameroon
DURATION: 12 months, with possibility to extend
SALARY:   EUR 18,000 to 20,000 per year TRAFFIC Forest & Trade Officer for Central Africa Programme (TCAF) will work on timber trade, medicinal plants and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) issues.  The position reports to TRAFFIC's Central Africa Senior Programme Officer (TCAF-SPO).  In Central Africa, the TCAF office is hosted by IUCN PACO’s Cameroon Programme Office. …  

30 Jul 2010 | Job vacancy

America bison, Yellowstone

The beginning of the global conservation movement

Yellowstone National Park, USA, World Heritage Site …  

26 Jul 2010 | Fact sheet

 Dr William (Bill) Jackson

Climate change, Restoration and Resilience

“We need to continuously, strongly and publicly argue that carbon sequestration is only one of many ecosystem services that forests can provide”. 

22 Jul 2010 | News story

PILON LAJAS BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND, INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, BENI, BOLIVIA

Indigenous peoples and REDD-plus

Challenges and opportunities for the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in REDD-plus …   | French

21 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

LLS India

Livelihoods and landscapes in Orissa, India: from an enterprise-based approach towards whole landscape planning

In Orissa, India, IUCN Member Winrock International India (WII) is working with local communities to better manage forests within a wider agricultural landscape. …  

21 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

Acre, Brasil

Voces fortalecidas, mejores decisiones

Voces Fortalecidas...Mejores decisiones (Strengthening Voices for Better Choices – SVBC) fue un proyecto de la UICN auspiciado por la Unión Europea (UE) y ejecutado entre 2005 y 2009 en seis países: Brasil, Ghana, República Democrática del Congo, Tanzania, Sri Lanka y Vietnam. Formó parte de un conjunto de acciones que la UE lleva a cabo para prohibir la entrada a su territorio de madera de origen ilegal, que proviene de una industria que genera graves daños ambientales, irrespeta los derechos humanos y perjudica enormemente la economía de los países productores. …  

20 Jul 2010 | Project completed
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Acre, Brazil

Estrategia de Medios de Vida y Paisajes

Más de dos mil familias y 36 organizaciones comunitarias del Valle de Acre (Estado de Acre) y la Municipalidad de Silves (Estado de Amazonas), en Brasil, se benefician de la implementación de la iniciativa Paisajes y Medios de Vida de la UICN. Desde el arranque de la iniciativa, y en un esfuerzo compartido con otras instituciones regionales, hasta hoy, hubo una reducción en el área de implementación del 21% en la tasa de deforestación, según la Central Unit of Geoprocessing Analisys – UCGEO de State of Acre Technology Foundation – FUNTAC. …  

20 Jul 2010 | Project completed

photo de famille avec le SG de la région du Centre - Est

Plan d'Aménagement et de Gestion de la forêt de Sablogo

L’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la nature (UICN) programme du Burkina, a tenu un atelier de validation du Plan d’Aménagement et de Gestion de la forêt de Sablogo le mercredi 07 juillet 2010 à Tenkodogo dans la région du  Centre Est du Burkina.
 

20 Jul 2010 | News story
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Photo de famille

Gestion des forêts en Afrique de l’Ouest : Des partenaires bientôt en réseau

Organisé par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), en collaboration avec la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) et grâce au financement de l’Agence Suédoise de Développement International (ASDI), le Forum de renforcement des capacités des partenaires forestiers et des organisations et réseaux de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est déroulé du 7 au 9 juillet 2010 à Accra au Ghana. …  

15 Jul 2010 | News story
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