West and Central Africa

Participants au travail pour la création de la plateforme au Tchad

Des plateformes nationales au Tchad et Cameroun pour la gestion du sous bassin du Chari-Logone

Au cours du mois de mai 2015 des cadres de concertation nationaux multi acteurs pour la gestion des ressources naturelles du sous bassin transfrontalier du Chari-Logone ont été mis en place dans le cadre du projet Building River Dialogue and Governance (Bridge Africa) qui vise l'amélioration de la coopération entre les pays riverains en appliquant la diplomatie de l'eau à plusieurs niveaux. …  

23 Jun 2015 | News story

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Uncovering the secret lives of Timneh Parrots

Given the large numbers in captivity around the world, it seems incredible that almost nothing is known of the lives of wild Timneh parrots (Psittacus timneh).   …  

21 Jun 2015 | News story

UN Member States formally adopt a resolution for the introduction of legal measures to protect the high seas

A major step towards a legally-binding deal for the high seas

Another significant step towards improved protection and management of the high seas was achieved today as UN Member States formally adopted a resolution for the development of legal measures to conserve marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier de l'OBN au Mali

L’Autorité du Bassin du Niger renforce son réseau de collecte de donnés

L’ABN organise, grâce au soutien du « Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest – PAGE » de l’UICN-PACO, une tournée dans cinq de ses pays membres, afin de renforcer sa capacité de collecte de données et poursuivre l’opérationnalisation de l’observatoire du bassin. …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Dama Gazelle Nanger dama (CR) in the Manga, Chad

West and Central Africa’s wildlife in trouble, shows new IUCN report

A new IUCN report released today evaluates the state of West and Central Africa’s terrestrial and freshwater fauna and highlights the inadequacy of responses to rapid wildlife decline in the region. Improved legislation and much more effective protection is urgently required to meet international targets for protected areas and halting biodiversity loss. …   | French

12 Jun 2015 | News story

13A-069-022 Tagging oceanic manta rays 2, Socorro Islands, Mexico _ Josh Stewart, SOS Save Our Species, Manta Trust

To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife

According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue horizons. But there is hope rolling in the deep! Days like today can catalyse, unite and promote efforts to save these, our blue lungs, from ourselves. …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Infographic 'Going with the Flow'. The natural capital of water, follow @IUCN_Water on Twitter

On Valuing Nature’s Water Infrastructure

Blog by Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water Programme. Posted originally on the Economist Insight for World Environment Day 2015. …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Okavango Delta, a Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage Site

Safeguarding the world’s wetlands – let’s be bold, brave and ambitious

“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland loss and destruction.” …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2015 | News story

Changement climatique

Implication des communautés pour la restauration des zones forestières dégradées en haute Guinée

Les représentants des communautés de 4 préfectures situés autour de la tête de source du Tinkisso en Guinée ont été formés aux techniques de pépinière pour garantir la production des plantes de haute qualité pour la restauration des zones forestières dégradées. …  

01 Jun 2015 | News story

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