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International Research and Training Center, Cameroon
Conservation titles available free
Just released: Living on the Edge
African Bird Image Database
From Center for Tropical Research, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability,
Consider the following new resource to facilitate research in Cameroon
The Center for Tropical Research (CTR) has launched a Facebook page for our recently established
International Research and Training Center, Cameroon. The center has sleeping accommodations, workspace, free high-speed Internet access, and logistical support available for scholars conducting research in Africa. The fully furnished apartment is in the Bastos neighborhood of Yaoundé (see the Facebook page for photos and reservation information).
We hope our new Facebook page will provide a venue for Africa researchers in various disciplines to find out more about the center and to exchange valuable information about ongoing projects. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, you can still view the page at
If you do have a Facebook account, we hope you will visit our page and click the 'Like' box on the top right of the page. You can type International Research and Training Center, Cameroon into the Facebook 'Search' box to locate the page. If you are conducting research in Africa, you are welcome to put posts about your research on the Wall or links to useful articles or websites. To be able to post, you have to first click the 'Like' box, then click on the 'Post' button. Longer posts can be put on the Discussions page.
We also urge you to visit the International Research and Training Center website at:
Kevin Njabo, PhD, Africa Director, Center for Tropical Research, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, U.S.A., tel: 1-310-206-6234
EcoAgriculture Partners Newsletter, December 2010
Conservation titles available free for developing country readers
The British Ecological Society and the NHBS Environment Bookstore together are offering free ecology and conservation books to readers and professionals in developing nations. The aim of this scheme is to provide ecology and conservation books to those from outside Western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand who would otherwise be unable to obtain them. The simple purpose of this scheme is to spread ecological knowledge as widely as possible. This scheme is a collaboration between the British Ecological Society (who pay for the postage), the NHBS Environment Bookstore (who co-ordinate and organize the distribution) and the publishers and authors of the books (who provide the books for free). For further information, please see http://www.nhbs.com/Conservation/gratis-books.php.
KNNV Publishing, September 2009
Just released! Living on the Edge: Birds and Wetlands in a changing Sahel
What do Dutch purple herons, Siberian ruffs and Spanish subalpine warblers
have in common? At first glance, perhaps not much. Except that they all spend
most of their lives in Africa. The Sahel is of vital importance to their
survival. Living on the edge: Birds and wetlands in a changing Sahel, a
new book by KNNV Publishing, is an impressive tribute to this region’s
function as a wintering area for the migratory birds of the Northern Hemisphere.
Combining the latest scientific information with vivid landscape and species
descriptions, this well-written and richly illustrated book will appeal to a
Authors: Leo Zwarts, Rob G. Bijlsma, Jan van der Kamp, Eddy Wymenga, Publisher: KNNV Publishing, Photography: Jan van de Kam, Hans Hut and others, Details: 564 p., 21 x 28 cm, hardback, full colour, richly illustrated with drawings, maps and photos, ISBN: 978 90 5011 280 2
African Bird Image Database
The African Bird Image Database has been operational for almost 17 months. During this time, 284 photographers have registered on the site and submitted a remarkable 6,605 images of 1,504 species of birds photographed in Africa. The website has a comprehensive range of functions which allow you to search for species, look at all images of a particular photographer or browse the latest images for example. The site also shows the thousand or so species on the African list for which no image has been submitted yet. We are looking forward to receiving many new images over the coming months both of species which are already on the site and of new species.Please have a look at the website at http://birdquest.net/afbid/ and visit it on a regular basis. The database forms a valuable collection for anyone trying to identify species or carry out research. Alternatively, you can just browse through the site and look at some of the wonderful photographs.