West and Central Africa

Présentation de l'UICN lors de la JMZH 2016 à Ouagadougou

2 février : l’UICN participe à la commémoration de Journée mondiale des zones humides 2016

Le mardi 02 février la communauté internationale a commémoré la journée mondiale des zones humides. Le Burkina Faso n'est pas resté en marge de cette célébration grâce au soutien et à la participation du Secrétariat de la Convention de Ramsar et du Programme ressources en eau et zones humides de l’UICN-PACO. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Sunda Pangolin, 2015A-075, ZSL, Pangolin Conservation Initiative, dan challender, SOS Save Our Species

Saving the World's most illegally traded wild mammal

Pangolins are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. Until recently, most people didn’t even know they existed. Earlier this year, a major new conservation initiative was launched to raise awareness of pangolins and address the key threats to their survival. …  

23 Jan 2016 | News story

Participants à l'atelier de capitalisation du PAGE

Le Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) capitalise ses expériences et planifie ses activités

Du 11 janvier au 15 janvier 2016 les partenaires du PAGE se sont réunis à Ouagadougou pour capitaliser les acquis du programme et analyser les problèmes rencontrés pour mieux programmer la suite des activités …  

20 Jan 2016 | News story

Travaux au cours de l'atelier CTGRE-BFM

Un comité transfrontalier pour une meilleure gestion des ressources en eau du bassin versant du fleuve Mano

Le 18 décembre 2015 dernier à Monrovia, les délégués des plateformes nationales de la Guinée, du Liberia et de la Sierra Leone, ainsi que l’équipe du Secrétariat Général de la Mano River Union(MRU) se sont réunis pour la mise en place du Comité Transfrontalier de Gestion des Ressources en Eau  en vue d’une meilleure gestion du Bassin du Fleuve Mano …  

05 Jan 2016 | News story

Polychrome Jewel (Africocypha varicolor), yellow form

60 new African dragonfly species described

Only a fifth of the nine million species of animal, plant and fungus thought to occur on earth are known. Dragonflies (which include damselflies) are generally considered well-known but researchers have recently described 60 new species, the greatest number of newly described dragonflies in about a century. …  

05 Jan 2016 | News story

People riding bicycles over a bridge on the Nam Xong River

New Infographic and Blog: Unseen and unrecognised - allocating water to nature in river systems

By Rebecca Welling. Water for nature is too often sidelined in discussions around built water infrastructure development and subsequent water allocation needs. With increasing demands for food and energy production from a growing global population, many countries look to engineered solutions to bring them water, food and energy security …  

15 Dec 2015 | News story
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Les champions de l'eau membres du réseau Oryx

A network of leaders created for the protection of the Lake Chad Basin

A new network of mediators to help anticipate and prevent conflicts related to the use of water resources and who also have as mandate to protect the rights of local actors in the Lake Chad Basin has been put in place. …  

15 Dec 2015 | News story

13A-068-027, Education Sensitization Meeting Chepu Sherbro Island,  Augustine Sesay, SOS Save Our Species, RAP SL, Sea Turtle conservation

Persistence pays with sea turtle education and sensitisation in Sierra Leone

“Community education and sensitisation meetings are considered integral for conservation projects such as ours," explains Edward Aruna (Eddie), project leader with RAP-SL, an SOS Grantee working to save Sierra Leone's sea turtles from over-harvesting, human disturbance and climate change. …  

14 Dec 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à la formation "Water diplomacy"

Local and National actors in the Lake Chad Basin upgrade their skills in conflict management and hydro-diplomacy

From creating national and Transboundary Platforms for the promotion of dialogue in the Lake Chad Basin, the different actors in the region have come together to upgrade their skills on Integrated Water Resources Management, IWRM and on how to prevent conflict associated with the use of shared water bodies. This was in a two-day workshop in Douala, Cameroon organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN within its Building River Dialogue and Governance, BRIDGE AFRICA, Project. …  

10 Dec 2015 | News story

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