West and Central Africa

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Renforcement de capacité d'élus locaux au Centre Ouest et au Centre Est du Burkina Faso

Du 14 au 20 décembre 2010 à Koudougou et à Tenkodogo, se sont tenues des Formations des maires, et présidents de commission Environnement et Développement local …  

05 Jan 2011 | News story
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

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

CEMEX book launch, European Parliament

Fresh Water: The Essence of Life

CEMEX this month launched 'Fresh Water: The Essence of Life" a new, visually captivating book in both the European Parliament, Brussels and at the COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

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

Winner of Young Laureate Awards from Rolex, CEC member Nnaemeka Ikegwuono

Young CEC Member Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu Wins Rolex Award for Enterprise

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.
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27 Nov 2010 | News story

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Surge in IUCN Members and Committees

 IUCN welcomes 35 new Members and officially recognizes 3 Regional Committees and 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

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

Couverture Rapport Annuel 2009 - UICN Sénégal

Rapport Annuel 2009 - UICN Sénégal

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, ... …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story
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Taking on the water and biofuels challenge

IUCN experts are joining forces with the oil and gas industry to tackle the risks associated with biofuel production, particularly the added stress it can put on dwindling global water supplies. …  

22 Nov 2010 | News story

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Conseil des Ministres de la COMIFAC : Une position commune adoptée pour Cancun

La 6ème session ordinaire du Conseil des Ministres de la Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale qui s’est tenue du 10 au 11 novembre 2010 à Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sous le haut patronage du Président de la République du Congo. Les échanges ont porté sur l’état des lieux de l’harmonisation des politiques forestières en Afrique Centrale, le projet de budget biennal 2011-2012, le document de stratégie des pays de l’espace COMIFAC relatif à l’Accès aux ressources biologiques/génétiques et au Partage juste et équitable des avantages découlant de leur utilisation (APA) et l’attribution de crédits carbone. …  

21 Nov 2010 | News story
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