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The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework

From forest-dependent communities to government staff, many stakeholders are in need of comprehensive information to effectively engage in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities. …  

18 Apr 2014 | News story

Virunga The Movie

Virunga documentary premieres in New York

Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa’s oldest and richest national park. A feature length documentary film about the beauty and the struggles of Virunga National Park had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th. …  

18 Apr 2014 | News story

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

IUCN condemns attack on Virunga’s Chief Warden

IUCN is deeply shocked by the news of the violent attack on Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden Emmanuel de Merode, which took place yesterday. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

Director Virunga National Park shot

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, was shot on Tuesday in an ambush on the road from Goma to Rumangabo. He is in serious but stable condition. No further details are available on the attack at the present time. …   | Dutch

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier régional

Le projet de directive CEDEAO sur les infrastructures hydrauliques validé

Un atelier régional s’est tenu les 31 mars et 1er avril à Ouagadougou pour présenter, discuter et valider le projet de directive CEDEAO relative au développement d’infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest, élaborée à partir des lignes directrices validées en décembre 2011 par l’organisation communautaire. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

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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

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