West and Central Africa

Ndakaini dam, Kenya

Blog: Inclusive Water Development: experiences from the WISE-UP project

At the Stockholm World Water Week and in the run up to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development goals, “water for sustainable development” is top of the international agenda. Ensuring that investments will benefit all, from national to local interests, is the challenge at hand. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

SOS Save our Species; Stichting Chimbo 2013A-049; alternative income; building bins

Ecotourism as an alternative source of income generation in the Boé

Great news from Guinea-Bissau where SOS grantee Stichting Chimbo is developing an innovative ecotourism initiative in the form of a renovated campsite for tourists.  …  

18 Aug 2015 | News story

Gardes dans le parc national des Virunga, en RDC

The tragedies of poaching: time to protect rangers in DRC’s World Heritage sites

Protecting natural World Heritage is a noble but life-threatening cause in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In facing the grim reality of human loss among park rangers, we must rethink solutions to the blight of elephant poaching. …   | French

31 Jul 2015 | News story

Couv. rapport annuel 2014

Rapport annuel 2014, UICN-Cameroun

L’année 2014 qui vient de s’écouler a vu la poursuite du déroulement régulier des missions de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), dans un contexte marqué par des pressions et menaces de tout ordre sur les écosystèmes du monde et d’Afrique centrale en particulier. Le rapport 2014 grand public du Programme de l’UICN au Cameroun est disponible en français. …  

28 Jul 2015 | News story

IUCN Director General at EU Informal Environment Council, 22 July 2015, Luxembourg

IUCN Director General addresses EU Environment Ministers

IUCN and the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU, jointly hosted a lunch with all Heads of Delegation at the Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers on 22 July 2015 in Luxembourg. …  

27 Jul 2015 | News story

Natural Capital Coalition

A route through the complex world of Natural Capital

Today marks a significant milestone in the development of the first global Natural Capital Protocol, less than a year before its launch: the release by the Natural Capital Coalition of an extensive report about business expectations and anticipated benefits from the Protocol; and an early glimpse of the draft Principles and Framework. …   | Dutch

16 Jul 2015 | News story

Presentation at 2015 Communications Summit in Brussels #ECS2015

Blog: Embracing a new era of communications – harnessing the power of the digital world

By Claire Warmenbol. Did you know that the world today creates as much data in 10 minutes as in all of human history up until the year 2003? That is a lot of information. Amongst all this noise, how do environmental messages stand a chance of being heard? Or better, to have an impact and instigate change? …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

Fishermen in the Great Lakes area

World Heritage site in danger: Man and nature in Virunga National Park

Among the World Heritage sites in Danger is Virunga National Park, which has been on the endangered list for more than 20 years. Over these years, Africa’s oldest national park has faced numerous threats, including armed conflict, poaching and the discovery and exploration of oil. …  

01 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS-Save our species, Nathalie van Vliet, Gazelle Dama

UN NOUVEAU RAPPORT DE L’UICN TÉMOIGNE DU DÉCLIN DE LA VIE SAUVAGE EN AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST ET CENTRALE

Un nouveau rapport de l’UICN publié récemment évalue l’état de la faune terrestre et d’eau douce en Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale et met en relief l’inadéquation des mesures déployées face au déclin rapide de la vie sauvage dans la région. Il est urgent d’améliorer la législation et l’efficacité des actions de protection afin de réaliser les objectifs internationaux en matière de zones protégées et de stopper l’appauvrissement de la biodiversité. …  

26 Jun 2015 | News story

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