2013

Université Senghor

Ouverture de quatre Masters au 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 au sein du Campus Senghor du Burkina Faso, de la première promotion du :
- Master 2 «Santé internationale » ;
- Master 2 « Gestion de l’environnement » ;
- Master 2« Management de projets » ;
- Master 2 « Gouvernance et Management Public ». …  

14 Oct 2013 | News story

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MOLOA : mise en place du réseau des observateurs des risques côtiers en Afrique de l’Ouest

Dans le cadre de la Mission d’Observation du Littoral Ouest Africain – MOLOA, financée par l’UEMOA et mise en œuvre par le Centre de Suivi Ecologique – CSE, l’UICN MACO apporte un appui technique, en lien notamment avec le groupe Expert Côtier de la Commission sur la gestion des Ecosystèmes. La MOLOA est la suite directe du Schéma Directeur du Littoral Ouest Africain – SDLAO, réalisé par l’UICN entre 2009 et 2011, dont les bases de données et le SIG viennent d’être transférés au CSE (voir projets MACO – érosion côtière). …  

13 Oct 2013 | News story

Núria Marbà durante su presentación "Pérdidas de Posidonia oceanica en el Mediterráneo"

Building Partnerships between scientists, managers and society for marine forests conservation

The second workshop on seagrass meadows organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation brought together more than 100 participants, including scientists, managers, entrepreneurs and local representatives who debated about the state of conservation, management and natural and socio-economic services of seagrass on the Spanish coast and the Mediterranean. The meeting took place in Malaga from 9 to 10 October in the framework of the project LIFE+POSIDONIA Andalucía. …   | Spanish

11 Oct 2013 | News story

Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Protecting birds in Armenia

Founded in 2002 by experienced and dedicated conservationists, the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) has grown over the past decade and has developed into a leading bird conservation organization in Armenia. As affiliate of Birdlife International, ASPB is involved in research and conservation projects, education and awareness raising programs.
 

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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SunChild Environmental Festival

Since its establishment, the IUCN Member FPWC (Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets) has focused on raising public awareness on environmental issues and stimulating open discussions, in order to help develop creative solutions for environmental problems both in Armenia and the whole Caucasus region. This idea lies behind the biennial SunChild International Environmental Festival organized by the FPWC since 2007, which is also the only environmental festival in the entire South Caucasus region. The 2013 edition is currently being organized.   …  

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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Caucasian Leoprad caught in camera

Caucasian Leopard discovered in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

Back in spring 2012, the experts of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) which manages the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge made an unexpected discovery. The Refuge rangers detected some footprints which were later identified by the experts as typical for a big cat – most probably a leopard, the Caucasian Leopard. …  

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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Talking to local communities

Access to fuelwood for forest-dependent communities

“Turn to the Law, Protect Yourself and Your Forest” was the slogan of a series of road-shows organized by ENPI FLEG in 20 communities of Armenia. …  

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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Armenian forest have been severly depleted

Increased civil vigilance over forests in Armenia

In 2011, IUCN’s ENPI FLEG project in Armenia undertook a study to identify the socio-economic impacts of illegal logging on rural populations. The study targeted 819 households in eight Armenian regions (all within 10 km radius from the forest) and it covered 20 sawmills to measure the impact of the business sector. This allowed to develop a full analysis of the economic and social impacts of illegal logging and produced a comprehensive picture of the Armenian forest sector.   …  

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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Caucasian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor)

Nature in Armenia

Armenia is located in the north-eastern part of the Armenian Plateau and occupies 29,740 km2 at altitudes ranging from 380 to 4,095 meters above sea level. This difference in altitudes has created a series of highly diverse landscapes going from deserts to Alpine meadow, with mountains, steppes and forests. The geographical location, geological complex structure, vertical zonation and location of the country at the junction of major biogeographical zones have contributed to the evolution of rich biodiversity and different types of natural ecosystems. …  

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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Maleo bird, Sulawesi, ALTO

Sparing a thought for Maleo birds on World Egg Day

Today is World Egg Day, when agribusiness promotes the consumption of eggs as a healthy source of protein. When it comes to one of Indonesia’s national icons however, the Endangered Maleo bird (Macrocephalon maleo), conservationists such as the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo), an SOS - Save Our Species grantee, are trying to discourage the practice of eating its giant eggs for special occasions. …  

11 Oct 2013 | News story