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EACN Monthly Newsletter

Site visit & learning exchange - call for applications 

The TBA invites applications for a site visit and learning exchange on Management of KBAs to be hosted in Tanzania. This visit is designed to enhance the transfer of first-hand experiences, skills and lessons learnt for successful management of KBAs. Follow the link for more information and to submit your application.

 
CEPF grantees during a site exchange visit in 2015

Women are key in ensuring the success 
of conservation projects

With support from CEPF, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has worked to establish two important protected areas in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in the Itombwe Massif and the Ngamikka Forest. Deo Kujirakwinja, who managed this project, talks about the importance of involving women in conservation projects. Watch the video here


Deo Kujirakwinja
Director Eastern DRC Projects - Wildlife Conservation Society

Lessons learnt from my site exchange and learning visit

“The site exchange and learning visit organized by the CEPF & TBA really helped me to fill up the gaps and challenges I have been facing while working on conservation and sustainable development projects in the last couple of years. Taking part in the walking safari through the Loita hills nature trail, the visit to the KENVO eco-lodges and engaging in discussions with the local Maasai community was very insightful." 
Read more


Sileshi Girma - University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Sileshi participated in the recently concluded site exchange held in Kenya


 

Fostering conservation through beekeeping

Under a  project funded by CEPF , Misuku Beekeepers Association (MBA)  aims to raise awareness on the need for conservation among community members in and around the Wilindi, Matipa and Mughese forest reserves in Malawi. The project endeavors to strengthen community management of the reserves, and promote beekeeping as an alternative and sustainable means of livelihood for the community. Read more

 


Two of the MBA staff inspecting a beehive in one of the forest reserves

Opportunities and Resources

What: Quick Response Biodiversity Fund
QRBF  considers proposals that ensure important habitat protection. Details
What: Whitley fund for nature  awards
Nominations are now open for the 2017 awards.  Details
What: Erbacher Foundation grants
The Foundation supports rural development in subject areas that include livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water, and environmental protection.  Details
 
What: Fundraising Guidelines
This guide by TBA is useful for anyone writing funding proposals, wanting to learn more about different types of funders and about strategies for fundraising
Download

Visit the TBA bulletin board for more grants, project funding and scholarship opportunities
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