National Geographic is holding two free sessions about their grant programs this week on UW-Madison’s campus.
The first event will take place on Friday, September 30th at 3:30pm in 180 Science Hall. This session is geared towards graduate students and faculty members and you can register here.
The second workshop is on Saturday, October 1st, starting at 11:00am in the Overture Conference Room of the Gordon Dining and Event Center. This event is for students ages 18-25 and will feature a panel, discussions, and networking opportunities. You can register here.
The CAI will be holding an informational meeting on September 15, 2016 in Birge 158 at 4:30pm for interested students. We will summarize our recent activities and discuss ways for students to gain practical conservation and development experience through our projects. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you can’t make it to the meeting, but want more information. All are welcome and there will be refreshments provided!
According to IUCN’s press release, the Grauer’s Gorilla (one of two Eastern Gorilla subspecies) population has lost 77% of its members since 1994. While the Mountain Gorilla (the second subspecies) has increased its numbers, the total population remains around 880 individuals. Both subspecies are native to the eastern DRC, northwest Rwanda, and southwest Uganda.
The new CAI Grant Guide is now published on this website! The Guide has links, eligibility requirements, and contact information about small grants funded from a variety of sources. It can downloaded here or alongside our other grant resources.
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) has announced the official dates of its 16th annual Meeting of Parties. The event will take place on November 21-26, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. Registration for the summit will remain available online until September 20, 2016. The CAI and its fellow members of the ACCBFP were some of the first institutions to join the CBFP as academic partners.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published new research evaluating the effectiveness of community forestry as a resource management strategy in Central Africa. This electronic book, available in French for free download on their website, provides an analysis of the literature, as well as individual case studies. While the e-book is only available in French, click here to read an analysis in English.
An Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focused on African conservation is currently available on Coursera. This MOOC is entitled Gestion des aires protégées (Managing Protected Areas in Africa) and will take place in French.
MOOcs are a free or low-cost learning opportunities to expand knowledge or qualifications without paying university tuition or being physically present on a campus. This MOOC is a great opportunity to learn at one’s own pace and benefit from expert knowledge (both professors and practitioners).
Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world has forgotten, and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo. Continue reading Film Screening: Virunga→
Film summary: In the heart of the Congo Basin, global thirst for steel has driven miners to a vast, remote forest landscape called Tridom (Tri-national Dja-Odzala-Minkébé), which holds one of the largest untapped iron reserves on earth. Shot on location, Heart of Iron explores the complexity of mining in a region that is home to Baka and Bakola pygmy and Bantu tribes and a haven for gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants. Continue reading Film Screening: Heart of Iron→