West and Central Africa

Photo de famille

De nouveaux partenaires pour la conservation de la biodiversité du complexe WAP

Les élus des communes et les organisations de la société civile de la périphérie du complexe WAP s’engagent pour la conservation de la biodiversité du complexe des parcs nationaux du W, de l’Arly et de la Pendjari (WAP) à travers le projet « Amélioration de la gestion territoriale communale et intercommunale des ressources naturelles dans les communes riveraines du complexe WAP » le dont le lancement a eu lieu le 1er avril 2014 à Niamey. …  

08 Apr 2014 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, West African Manatee, Lucy Diagne

Manatee hunters turned fish-keepers

The West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is the least studied mammal in Africa despite having a range larger than the United States: encompassing 21 African countries. At the same time, it faces serious threats from hunting and accidental capture in fishing nets. …  

07 Apr 2014 | News story

Photo de famille - atelier de lancement du projet BRICKS

Un nouveau projet commun lancé en appui à l’initiative de la Grande muraille verte

La ville de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso a abrité, du 19 au 21 mars 2014, la conférence du Programme Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest (SAWAP) en appui à la Grande muraille verte (GMV) et le lancement du projet de Renforcement de la résilience par le biais de services liés à l’innovation, à la communication et aux connaissances (BRICKS). …  

01 Apr 2014 | News story

WP N° 64

Burkina Faso: climate change adaptation days-fostering partnership for inclusive adaptation process in the northern

The northern region in Burkina Faso is among the most vulnerable to climate change. Located at the border of the Sahel, it has experienced recurrent drought over the past forty years. This has led to cyclical food insecurity, because the agricultural production system is mainly rain fed. …  

31 Mar 2014 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, WCS, Cross river gorilla

World’s Rarest Gorilla Gets New Roadmap for Survival

In spite of the continued threats of poaching and habitat destruction, future prospects for the world’s rarest gorilla - the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla dielhi) - have improved but are still dependent on continued local and international partnerships, according to a new action plan published by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and produced in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service - both IUCN members, as well as the North Carolina Zoo, and other organisations.   …  

26 Mar 2014 | News story

Cross River Gorilla

World’s Rarest Gorilla Gets New Roadmap for Survival

In spite of the continued threats of poaching and habitat destruction, future prospects for the world’s rarest gorilla have improved but are still dependent on continued local and international partnerships, according to a new action plan published by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and produced in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Carolina Zoo, and others. …  

24 Mar 2014 | News story

Tiger photographed by camera-trap in Thailand

Protecting our wild inheritance

SOS founding partner, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) featured an article on SOS to mark World Wildlife Day, March 3 2014. Focusing on the extensive and varied work of SOS grantee projects to address wildlife crime what follows illustrates just how broad and multi-faceted the challenge is that we face.   March 3 has officially been recognized as World Wildlife Day thanks to a recent decision taken by the United Nations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The intention is to mark one day in our busy lives as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of plants and animals with which we share the world. One of the key aims of this day is to raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime. …  

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Couverture RADE N° 00-2013

Revue Africaine de Droit de l'Environnement - RADE

L'UICN et l'Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD) annoncent le lancement de la Revue Africaine de Droit de l'Environnement (RADE), produite sous la présidence de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar. …  

28 Feb 2014 | News story

Eléphants

Guinée Bissau : la déforestation bloque le couloir de migration des éléphants

En Février 2014, la Direction du parc naturel des lagunes de Cufada PNLC a été informée de la présence d’éléphants dans la forêt de Sintchã Paté, Région de Quinara, Sector de Buba. Une équipe de l’IBAP s’est déplacée pour confirmer l'information, et a surpris un éléphant le 06 Février vers 18h30. L'individu aperçu avait un comportement agressif et a poursuivi l'équipe dans la brousse. …  

24 Feb 2014 | News story

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