West and Central Africa

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and President Donald Kaberuka of ADB

An IUCN delegation to the African Development Bank (ADB)

Led by the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, a delegation from the secretariat (composed of Margarita Astralaga, Aimé Nianogo Ali Kaka and Jean-Yves Pirot) paid a working visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. The delegation was received by President Donald Kaberuka in the presence of the OSVP Vice-President Kamal Elkheshen. …   | French

18 Dec 2009 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 18 new Members

On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement.   …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 2009 | News story

Panel des représentants sur la table d'honneur

Deuxième Conférence des Parlementaires à Bata : vers une internationalisation du REPAR

Sous le haut patronage du Président de la République de la Guinée Equatoriale, S.E. M. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, la 2ème  Conférence internationale des Parlementaires d’Afrique Centrale sur la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers  et de la Protection de l’Environnement s’est tenue du 2 au 4 novembre 2009 à Bata. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

Facilitators leading vulnerability assessment in Kenya

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) conducted vulnerability assessment trainings across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

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IUCN Council gets underway in Gland, Switzerland

The approval of the IUCN’s work plan and budget for the coming two years, the venue for the next World Conservation Congress (2012) and IUCN’s involvement at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP15) are all on the agenda as the 73rd meeting of the IUCN Council gets underway in Gland, Switzerland on November 23. …   | French | Spanish

23 Nov 2009 | News story

Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

Multi-stakeholder design of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Multi-stakeholder arrangements for improving forest governance and accountability

IUCN and Wageningen International (part of the Wageningen University & Research Centre) have just published the results of a joint study of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

A Study of Livelihoods and Forest Landscapes in Liberia

A Study of Livelihoods and Forest Landscapes in Liberia

A new study on customary forest management practices and the relationship between livelihoods and forested landscapes in Liberia was launched at a seminar held in Monrovia on 2 October, 2009. The study was prepared as an activity of IUCN’s Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS). …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Réunion sur le cadrage méthodologique de l’étude sur le « Suivi du trait de côte et la mise en place d’un schéma directeur du littoral ouest africain »

L’Union Monétaire des Etats Ouest Africains – UEMOA a passé avec l’UICN une convention de maitrise d’ouvrage déléguée dans le cadre de son Programme Régional de Lutte contre l’Erosion Côtière – PRLEC. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Un projet pour renforcer la gestion de la pêche artisanale côtière en Guinée Bissau

Sur la sollicitation du Ministère des Pêches, l’UICN a initié en Guinée Bissau, avec l’appui technique du MACO, la formulation d’un projet très novateur. Il vise la mise en place, dans les trois principales rias du pays, de réserves de pêches cogérées dont l’accès bénéficierait de façon privilégiée aux pêcheurs nationaux. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story


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