Nouvelles et évènements du PACO

Red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)

Emergency three-year action plan for lemurs

Primatologists from Bristol Zoological Society, Conservation International, and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group have developed an emergency three-year action plan for lemurs, Madagascar’s endemic group of primates. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

Saloum Delta Biosphere Reserve, Senegal

EPIC Senegal case study: Strengthening local climate change adaptation strategies in West Africa

The Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) project aims to demonstrate how healthy ecosystems can help reduce hazard risks and improve livelihood resilience in six countries – Chile, Nepal, China, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Thailand. In one of the initial case studies in the Saloum Delta Biosphere Reserve in Senegal, local decision makers will learn of the effects of climate change on poor communities and poverty alleviation efforts. The new knowledge will then enable them to put in place strategies for rural development, disaster management, and the water and environment sectors by demonstrating the economic benefits of integrated ecosystem based adaptation strategies for reducing vulnerabilities of poor communities. …  

19 Feb 2014 | Fact sheet
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Revue Africaine de Droit de l'Environnement (RADE)

Voici le numéro de lancement de cette revue, qui concrétise le souhait de donner vie à une revue juridique de l'environnement pour l'Afrique. Le droit de l'environnement se doit d'occuper une place importante et les grands débats et controverses juridiques sur l'environnement et le développement durable deviennent de plus en plus non seulement une priorité, mais également et surtout, une composante essentielle des politiques publiques des États. La RADE a pour ambition de devenir la vitrine de la règle juridique environnementale en Afrique et se veut un support de réflexion et de vulgarisation pour les juristes africains. …  

19 Feb 2014 | Downloads - publication

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Contributing to the BIOPAMA Regional Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in West and Central Africa.

BIOPAMA will establish a regional Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in the West and Central Africa that will be hosted for a pilot phase within the Observatory for Central African Forests (OFAC as French acronym for Observatoire des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale). To this end, BIOPAMA is seeking organisations in the region that have an interest in contributing to the BIOPAMA Observatory and that share the vision of BIOPAMA for West and Central Africa. …  

18 Feb 2014 | News story

Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

United for Wildlife commits to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

The Duke of Cambridge today joined the United for Wildlife organisations, including IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

Kaçkar Mountains Artvin Yusufeli Beekeeping Activities

Terms of Reference for IPBES expert selection

The IPBES Secretariat has provided additional information to guide the ongoing nomination of experts for the IPBES work programme. Please consult these Terms of Reference (ToRs) in relation to the work expected from experts, and the selection, responsibilities, time commitment, duration of appointment and availability of support. The nominations are due 28 February 2014. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013

A global perspective on re-introduction

From mangroves to spiders, trout to bobcat, the latest edition of Global Re-introduction Perspectives presents 52 case studies on re-introduction projects from around the world. …  

05 Feb 2014 | News story

Mountain gorilla, Virunga National Park, World Heritage site

IUCN welcomes Total’s ‘no-go’ commitment in World Heritage sites

Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit. …   | Dutch

03 Feb 2014 | International news release

Brushed aluminium

Global standard for sustainability in the aluminium industry open for public consultation

Industry representatives including Nespresso, Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetra Pak have put forward criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminium production. The standard is part of the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), whose aim is to foster responsible environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminium value chain. …  

03 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz

Conservation Groups Launch "Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz", Inviting 'Citizen Scientists' to Help Monitor Fish Species

The ‘Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz’ kicks off on World Wetlands Day to engage nature lovers in freshwater fish conservation. The Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG), of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Wetlands International, has joined forces with other international groups, namely World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, FishBase, the Fisheries Society of the British Isles and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, to introduce this new global initiative. The BioBlitz project, designed by iNaturalist.org, will be hosted on the FFSG website. …  

02 Feb 2014 | News story

Une vue aérienne d'écosystèmes d'Afrique centrale et occidentale