West and Central Africa


Afrique Centrale : Les Ministres en charge de l’environnement et des forêts en session extraordinaire

Réunis en Session extraordinaire à Kinshsa le 18 Mai 2011, les Ministres en charge de l’Environnement et des Forêts des pays membres de la COMIFAC ont examiné les rapports d'audit financiers et comptable, organisationnel et institutionnel de la COMIFAC et des institutions partenaires (OAB, ADIE, OCFSA). Ils ont également déclaré une position commune sur la préparation des échéances de négociations futures post Cancun d’un nouveau régime climat post-Kyoto 2012. …  

26 May 2011 | News story
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Les Amis de la Nature réclament une politique climatique plus durable pour l’Afrique

Dans le cadre de la Conférence internationale « Changement climatique et biodiversité – quel avenir pour l’Afrique ? », 200 Amis de la Nature provenant du Sénégal, d’autres pays d’Afrique occidentale et d’Europe ont réclamé, le 14 mai, à Dakar/Sénégal, une politique climatique plus durable pour l’Afrique. La conférence organisée en même temps que la Conférence annuelle des Présidents de l’Internationale des Amis de la Nature s’est tenue pour la première fois en Afrique. …  

26 May 2011 | News story
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"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

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Faire face aux risques côtiers en Afrique de l’Ouest

En vue de réduire les risques liés à l’érosion côtière, onze pays côtiers d’Afrique de l’Ouest se sont dotés d’un schéma directeur d’aménagement du littoral, avec le soutien de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA). …  

23 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes the Central African Republic, a new Member State

The Government of the Central African Republic has officially announced its decision to become an IUCN State Member by endorsing the Union’s Statutes. It has appointed the Ministry for Water, Forests, Hunting and Fisheries as the focal liaison point with IUCN’s Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

20 May 2011 | News story

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Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

IUCN pioneers work on gender equality in tackling climate change impacts

The importance of involving women in preventing and managing disasters is widely recognized but doing so in an effective and holistic way is more challenging. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

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Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

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Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

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