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The 13th CAFÉ General Assembly Starts in Arusha, Tanzania

The 13th General Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) started yesterday in Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. Organised by the Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF) and the Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund (EAMCEF), the event has brought together different players from across the globe to build capacity and share experiences in promotion of innovative financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation.

BRIDGE Project Oversight Committee holds a meeting in Paris

There is a 3-day BRIDGE Project Oversight Committee meeting that is currently taking place at Hotel La Louisiane in Paris, France. The meeting started on 19 April and it will end today. BRIDGE is a 4-year joint project of CAFÉ and the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) whose main purpose is for CTFs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean to contribute towards the 2030 action targets through engaging the private sector in conservation finance.”

Biofund commits to train future Biodiversity Conservation leaders

In recent years, Mozambique has benefitted from investments by various donors with the aim of promoting the conservation of biodiversity. These supported the strengthening of the legal framework of natural resources, the creation and establishment of Conservation Areas and their management and ranger activities, seeking to combat the illegal exploitation of natural resources, and ensure the sustainable use of resources.

Turning the ‘Ides of March’ to Save Our Environment

Even with the predictions of the calamity of climate change, it is worth celebrating the month of March which commemorates some of the most significant environment days including Day of Action for Rivers, Solar Appreciation Day, International Day of Forests, World Planting Day, and World Water Day. The Uganda Water and Environment Week in March is also a significant intervention that gives room for pause to ponder the best actions to make a positive change for our planet.

As forests and wetlands continue to get degraded, so does the quality of human life as the natural reservoirs and source of water get degenerated.

FSOA supports Benin’s Govt. for efficient preservation of Parks

The West African Savannah Foundation (FSOA) is an International Organization under British Law dedicated to the sustainable financing of preservation of the W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) transboundary ecosystem complex. Created in 2012 and operational since 2015, it supports the preservation of the National Parks of Benin with project funds from KfW, allowing its financial revenues to accumulate until 2022 before starting capital grants.

Biofund offers $3 Million For A Conservation Response To Covid-19

The Board of Directors of BIOFUND approved at its last meeting an emergency plan of up to three million dollars to help mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 in the conservation sector. This support is intended to help maintain the jobs of up to 950 of the 1,600 rangers in the National System of Conservation Areas, so as to guarantee the preservation of the country’s biodiversity during a phase in which the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are seriously affecting the conservation sector.

Establishment of a window for the Banco National Park endowment fund

The system of national parks and reserves is subject to various increasing pressures, resulting in manifest ecosystem degradation. In order to reverse this spiral of deterioration of our parks and reserves, the state of Côte d’Ivoire has undertaken, through Act No. 2002-102 of 11 February 2002, a legal reform with a view to ensuring better management of national parks and reserves.

New funding procedures at FAPBM for effectiveness and efficiency

The Madagascar Biodiversity Foundation (FAPBM) is changing its funding procedures to make them more effective and efficient. Funding has so far been provided on the basis of the size and pressures of each protected area. After analysis, it was found that the management capacity of each manager is also a determining criterion on the results obtained from the funding. It will now also be taken into account by the foundation.

towards an agricultural revolution for riparian populations

Campo ma’an National Park (PNCM) is one of the major protected areas in Cameroon. It covers an area of 264 000 ha and has rich biodiversity. Its rich and varied fauna consists of key species such as the elephant, gorilla, chimpanzee, dwarf crocodile, Goliath frog, mandrill and Panther. Campo ma’an National Park was launched in 2019 with a project entitled “Conquering Old Fallow Land.”