West and Central Africa
John Costenbader, IUCN-ELC Legal Officer, presented a paper on benefit-sharing in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) at the 26 November Interim REDD+ Partnership Workshop “Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges”. …
13 Jan 2011 | News story
Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …
12 Jan 2011 | News story
The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. … | Spanish
03 Jan 2011 | News story
20 Dec 2010 | News story
IUCN highlights how biodiversity and development are intimately linked during summit of French-speaking countries.
IUCN made sure that biodiversity was high on the agenda when 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates gathered for the 13th Francophonie Summit in Montreux, Switzerland earlier this year. … | French
10 Dec 2010 | News story
By creating an interactive, rural radio service, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu wants to improve the lives of farmers in Nigeria. The CEC member is a winner in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates Programme.
27 Nov 2010 | News story
The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …
24 Nov 2010 | News story
Les populations, surtout les plus vulnérables, continuent de ressentir les conséquences des diverses crises qui ont secoué le monde ces dernières années : pénurie d’eau, variabilités climatiques, faible production agricole, appauvrissement des ressources naturelles, ... …