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ABCG Quarterly News Digest April 2017

by Christin VanZant last modified May 02, 2017 07:45 PM
Contributors: African Biodiversity Collaborative Group
News Highlights, Recent Publications, Upcoming Events & Past Event Resources


News Highlights

As a part of ABCG's Land Use Management task activities, the African Wildlife Foundation and  the Wildlife Conservation Society held a workshop in Mbeya, Tanzania on April 3-4, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, ABCG joined The Nature Conservancy in celebrating the achievement of its Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund. The fund received a grant of 160 million Kenya Shillings from the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in an event held to mark World Water Day on March 22, 2016.

In order to explore some of the key lessons from partnership development in African conservation, ABCG, in collaboration with Maliasili Initiatives, organized a dialogue on Strengthening Partnerships for African Conservation Leadership on February 16, 2017.

ABCG's freshwater conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (FW-WASH) task group's consultative meeting was held on October 21, 2016 at the Africa Wildlife Foundation in Nairobi to form a FW-WASH Community of Practice to support and enhance integrated programming.
Forest Elephant by Norbert Sonne

On World Wildlife Day, March 3, 2017, we highlighted ABCG's efforts to mitigate wildlife trafficking in Africa. Through its Emerging Issues small grants program, ABCG awarded the Wildlife Conservation Society and the World Wildlife Fund, in collaboration with TRAFFIC China, a grant to engage Chinese overseas enterprises in mitigating impacts of wildlife trafficking in Africa.
Recent Publications

As a component of ABCG's Global Health Linkages task area, this report highlights key gender issues and constraints to be addressed through Conservation South Africa's One Health Project, which aims to improve the health of people, animals and ecosystems in this important watershed in the Eastern Cape.

This fact sheet describes the ABCG Land Use Management task group's activities in the SAGCOT landscape of Tanzania.

This fact sheet describes how ABCG is building African capacity to conserve freshwater biodiversity resources while improving human well-being through integrated Fresh Water Conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities.

This fact sheet provides an overview of ABCG's current thematic activity areas. In its current phase from 2015-2018, ABCG members are focusing on four critical issues that strongly influence the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation efforts
Upcoming Events  
ABCG Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm EDT
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Partner Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm EDT
Past Event Resources
Unable to join the event? View presentation slides and listen to the webinar recordings of past ABCG speaker series.
April 11, 2017 in Nairobi. Featuring Alice Ruhweza, Executive Director, Vital Signs, Africa Field Division, Conservation International

March 30, 2017 in Washington DC. Featuring the Provincial Minister in charge of Planning, Environment, and Cooperation in the Tanganyika Province, DRC, John Banza

March 17, 2017 in Washington DC. Featuring Edward Lekaita,  attorney of the High Court of Tanzania, and Head of Advocacy at UCRT

January 26, 2017 in Washington DC. Featuring Craig Leisher, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Africa Region, The Nature Conservancy

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