West and Central Africa

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

Ramsare Leaflet JMZH2014

Journée mondiale des zones humides 2014 : allier zones humides et agriculture

Chaque année, le 2 février, la Journée mondiale des zones humides commémore la signature de la Convention sur les zones humides, le 2 février 1971, dans la ville iranienne de Ramsar, au bord de la mer Caspienne. En 2013, on comptait 168 pays signataires de cette convention. …  

02 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story

Hornet

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

In January 2014, IPBES issued a call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN network. …  

27 Jan 2014 | News story

Giant Guitarfish

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). …   | Dutch

21 Jan 2014 | News story

Bees in the process of honey production, Madagascar

IPBES work begins - roll up sleeves

Almost 10 years after the launch of the idea and 5 years of intense discussions on the design, IPBES has adopted its first work plan for 2014-2018. The plan includes developing a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. …  

06 Jan 2014 | News story

Les acteurs réfléchissant sur la stratégie de financement des activités génératrices de revenus

Conservation et développement durable du Parc National de Waza et sa périphérie : les acteurs réfléchissent sur la stratégie de financement des activités génératrices de revenus

Un important cadre de travail portant sur l`examen et la validation de la stratégie d`octroi des micro-subventions et sur la restitution de l`état des lieux des organisations paysannes, s’est tenu dans la salle de conférence de la sous-préfecture de Waza, du 10 au 11 septembre 2013. …  

05 Jan 2014 | News story

Meilleurs vœux

L’UICN PACO vous souhaite tout le meilleur pour 2014 !

Toute l’équipe de l’UICN-PACO remercie les Membres, les partenaires techniques et financiers, les alliés et les amis de l’Union pour leurs contributions multiformes et leur soutien sans faille aux actions entreprises pour la gestion durable des ressources naturelles en vue de la conservation de notre biodiversité. Puisse l’année nouvelle nous permettre de continuer à travailler ensemble pour optimiser les résultats du Programme 2013-2016.

Bonne année 2014 à toutes et à tous !
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30 Dec 2013 | News story

Validation du manuel de procédure et d'exécution du comité national REDD+ : critères d'admissibilité des projets pilotes

Validation of a procedural manual for the implementation of a national REDD+ comission : criteria of acceptance of pilot projects

This validation workshop took place from November 04 to 06 2013. It was also an opportunity to present the methodology and preliminary results to the study on “Factors of deforestation and forest degradation- a study carried out by the IUCN in the Tri-national de la Sangha (TNS) and of the Trinational-Dja-Odzala Minkebé landscapes. The exchanges during this workshop on the validation of a procedural manual for the execution as well as the criteria for the acceptance of steering projects were validated. …   | French

28 Dec 2013 | News story
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Réunion de préparation du Cameroun à la CoP19

Cameroon delegation prepare itself for CoP 19

IUCN organized a preparatory meeting in a bid to harmonize participation of the Cameroonian delegation during the forthcoming CoP 19. …   | French

28 Dec 2013 | News story
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