West and Central Africa

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Etat de l’art mondial sur le rôle des aires marines protégées dans la gestion des pêches

  Dakar a abrité du 13 au 15 décembre 2011 un atelier majeur sur la compréhension du rôle des aires marines protégées pour la durabilité du secteur des pêches. Fruit du travail d’un groupe d’experts de haut niveau (Serge Garcia, Jean Boncoeur et Didier Gascuel) commis par la Commission Sous Régionales des Pêches (CSRP) dans le cadre d’un projet régional financé par l’AFD, le rapport final a été présenté et discuté, et fera l’objet d’une synthèse bientôt accessible. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story
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Rio+20 - Pictures of the World

CEC Deputy Director Wendy Goldstein shares a link to a creative communications tool from the organizers of the Rio+20 conference.   …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story

CEC Annual Report 2011

CEC Annual Report 2011

From IUCN Regional Conservation Fora to national-level CEPA workshops on communicating biodiversity, CEC members took their expertise on the road in 2011. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story


IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Green Economy

New study to help businesses address their impacts on nature

As the business community begins to embrace ecosystems and biodiversity as key components of commercial success, a ground-breaking report from the major study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is being published by Earthscan today. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story

Les parlementaires et les journalistes d’Afrique Centrale renforcent leurs capacités sur la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau

La salle de réunion de l’hôtel Somba, à Bangui, a abrité les mardi 29 et mercredi 30 Novembre derniers, un « Atelier régional de renforcement des capacités des parlementaires et des journalistes d’Afrique Centrale, sur la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau (GIRE) et son importance pour le développement ». …  

13 Dec 2011 | News story
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Ashok Khosla

IUCN President gets top WWF honours

IUCN President Dr Ashok Khosla OBE, one of the world’s leading experts on the environment and sustainable development, has been awarded the 2011 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

West Africa

Will Africa Climate Talks deliver for Africa

The 54-nation African Group says its minimum expectation from the COP 17 climate change conference in Durban is a second commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol. However, that result seems someway off at present.

08 Dec 2011 | News story

Boy with Rice and Fish in the Tsitongambarika forest

Protecting nature makes sense: IUCN and Rio Tinto assess conservation’s costs and benefits

A new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) finds that by financing the restoration or protection of natural areas, companies can offset the negative impacts of their operations and generate significant economic benefits, but the needs of local communities must be properly addressed. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2011 | News story

New brief on national forest governance assessments

New brief on findings from national forest governance assessments

Between 2005 and 2009, the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) sought to improve the effectiveness of forest governance in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

07 Dec 2011 | News story

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