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Benin Environment & Education Society (BEES)

Cotonou, Benin
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Benin
Focus: Education, Environmental Justice

The overall objective of BEES work is to address priority threats to biodiversity and support the long-term conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Benin southern wetlands.

People Associated With This Organization

Maximin Djondo

Benin Environment & Education...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Education, Environmental Justice, Right to Information
Maximin is the Director of Benin Environment and Education Society (BEES NGO), and National Coordinator for ProEnvironment, the Benin national platform of NGO working for environment conservation and biodiversity protection. I have spent the past 15 years working to promote economic viability, social equity, and environmental health in the West Africa region with a particular focus on forestry. I also has expertise on ecosystem services valuation and natural resources management with knowledgeable in applied biology, and natural resources management.
Maximin developed an interest in conservation due to his lifelong hobbies and have worked in nature conservation roles for different organisations and in a variety of roles and habitats in order to gain experience of nature conservation work. As BEES’s director, he works to conducts and promotes research and provides policy support on issues related to forests. He helps develop initiative to enhance the lives of forest-dependent communities and identify alternative profits from non-timber resources. He also builds capacity, raise awareness, strengthen networks and promote good governance to protect critical ecosystems and vulnerable people
BEES is IUCN member, observer for the Green Climate Funds and have a special consultative status with ECOSOC, The Economic and Social Council of the UN.
so by joining the network, i willl have the opportunity to ldiscuss with others how to act on lessons learned and explored new, concrete solutions to tackling wildlife crime.
Maximin Djondo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Benin Environment & Education Society (BEES).

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