West and Central Africa

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Recrutement de la première promotion du Master 2 « Droit et Politiques de l’Environnement » Campus Senghor du Burkina Faso

Le Recteur de l’Université Senghor d’Alexandrie et le Président de l’Université OUAGA II informent le public du recrutement de la première promotion du Master 2 « Droit et Politiques de l’Environnement » au sein du Campus Senghor du Burkina. Ce master international est mis en place en coopération de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN-PACO) et l’Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD). …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Le discours du Vice-Gouverneur de la Province Orientale en RDC lors du lancement du projet RBY

RDC : Le projet de réhabilitation de la Réserve de Biosphère de Yangambi lancé

Le territoire de Yangambi dans la Province Orientale en République Démocratique du Congo a abrité, du 24 au 26 avril 2014, l’atelier de lancement et de planification du projet de réhabilitation de la Réserve de Biosphère de Yangambi (RBY). …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Couverture du rapport "Spécialisation ou diversification ? Perspectives divergentes sur la riziculture irriguée par trois grands barrages dans le Sahel"

Large scale irrigated rice farming: the state must take farmers’ perspectives into account

A new report published by the Global Water Initiative (GWI) regional programme in West Africa “Spécialisation ou diversification ? Perspectives divergentes sur la riziculture irriguée par trois grands barrages dans le Sahel” stresses the importance of taking farmer perspectives into account in agricultural policies if food security and returns on investment in large scale rice farming projects are to be achieved. The report is based on recent research by the GWI on large scale irrigated rice farming in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso. …   | French

06 Jun 2014 | News story

Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis) in an aquarium

Shark specialists prioritize recovery of world’s largest, most threatened Rays

The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes, which have been devastated worldwide by overfishing and habitat loss. The strategy is being launched at the Sharks International conference in Durban and coincides with announcements that two West Africa countries -- Guinea and Guinea Bissau -- are proposing the listing of sawfishes under the Convention on Migratory Species in November, which could significantly boost protections. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Fuel economic fuel stove

IUCN joins the drive for sustainable energy for all

This week United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering leaders of government, business and civil society to mobilize investment and action to achieve sustainable energy for all. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Nature's A-list to debate a sustainable future for the planet

Internationally recognized experts, politicians, CEOs, activists and indigenous leaders will be at the forefront of a series of public debates during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 taking place this November in Sydney, Australia. …   | French

05 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations Platform

IUCN launches Resolutions and Recommendations Platform

IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations are now more accessible and easier to search than ever with the new IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations Platform. The Platform, available online in English, French and Spanish, gives an opportunity to explore IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations that have shaped the global conservation agenda and the Union’s policy on important issues over the past 65 years.
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05 Jun 2014 | News story

Cattle herder in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Environment’s big league

A milestone was reached in IUCN’s history with the recent news that it has been accepted as a Project Agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This will boost IUCN’s impact on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable development around the world. …  

26 May 2014 | News story

World Fish Migration Day 2014

Cry for help for migratory fish from New Zealand to Hawaii

Today is the first ever World Fish Migration Day and community events are taking place across the globe to celebrate the importance of freshwater migratory fish and free flowing rivers. WWF (NL), The Nature Conservancy (USA), the IUCN SSC/Wetlands International Freshwater Fish Specialist Group and Wanningen Water Consult with LINKit consult have all come together to promote the theme of CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. …  

24 May 2014 | News story

West and Central Africa Regional Office