GRAIN is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge. [according to site editor's information]
The GEF helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
GEF is an independent financial organization that provides grants to developing countries for projects that benefit the global environment and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities.
GEF projects address six complex global environmental issues:
* Climate Change
* International Waters
* Land Degradation
* The Ozone Layer
* Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) ... [according to site editor's information]
The BCTF is a collaborative effort of individuals and organizations concerned with the conservation of wildlife populations threatened by the unsustainable hunting and sale of bushmeat in Africa and around the globe. This effort has been established to facilitate communications and cooperation regarding information and activities of member organizations and individuals.
The commercial bushmeat trade is considered by the BCTF to be an immediate threat to local and regional extinction of numerous species, including those that are officially listed as endangered or threatened with extinction, and to the health and well-being of African and global communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. This bushmeat commerce is recognized as an economically and ecologically unsustainable practice. ... [according to site editor's information]
L'objectif général du RAPAC est d'assurer de manière concertée, par l'échange d'expérience la protection et la gestion de la biodiversité dans chacune des aires protégées du réseau. Le RAPAC s'appuie sur les structures et compétences nationales et sous-régionales (aussi des ONG et du secteur privé). ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site; rédaction ilissAfrica]
CARPE is a USAID initiative aimed at promoting sustainable natural resource management in the Congo Basin. The strategic objective of CARPE is to reduce the rate of forest degradation and loss of biodiversity in the Congo Basin by increasing local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity.
CARPE is working within Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Sao Tome & Principe. ... [according to site editor's information]
The ABCG is an initiative of seven US-based international conservation NGOs with field programs in Africa. ABCG explores emerging conservation issues, shares lessons learned, and seeks opportunities for collaboration. Its objective is inter alia to promote networking, awareness, information sharing and experience among conservation non-governmental organizations working in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. The centre strives to rationalize scientific and technological information to enable African countries make effective policy choices for improved living standards. ACTS works with partners and networks including academic and research institutions, national governments, UN bodies, regional and international processes and NGOs. ACTS' research and capacity building activities are organised in five programmatic areas:
* Biodiversity and Environmental Governance;
* Energy and Water Security;
* Agriculture and Food Security;
* Cross-Cutting Issues; and
* Science and Technology Literacy.
Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). ... [according to site editor's information]
Biowatch South Africa strives to prevent biological diversity from being privatised for corporate gain. It aspires to an environment where people control their food supply systems, where the benefits from commercial use of biological resources are fairly shared and where ordinary citizens are encouraged to help make policy choices about new technologies, such as genetic modification. ... [according to site editor's information]
BIOTA AFRICA wurde gemeinsam von afrikanischen und deutschen Wissenschaftlern ins Leben gerufen, um eine Forschung zu etablieren, die eine nachhaltige Nutzung und den Erhalt der Biodiversität in Afrika unterstützt. Aufgrund pragmatischer Gründe ist dieses große Projekt logistisch in vier regionale Netzwerke unterteilt: BIOTA West Africa, BIOTA East Africa, BIOTA Southern Africa und BIOTA Morocco ("Forschungs-Netzwerke"). Die beteiligten Institutionen jedes Landes wählen Repräsentanten für ein nationales BIOTA Lenkungskomitee, welches das tägliche Geschäft übernimmt und nationale strategische Diskussionen und Entscheidungen ermöglicht. ... [gemäß den Informationen des Anbieters; Redaktion ilissAfrica]