África Central y del Oeste

Lake Bogoria lesser flamingos

UICN acoge con beneplácito a 11 nuevos Miembros

El Consejo de la UICN admitió a 11 nuevos Miembros. …   | English | French

14 Jul 2014 | News story

Okavango aerial view

Natural World Heritage reaches 228 sites, including 19 ‘in danger’

Delegates from over 100 governments met last month in Doha during the 38th World Heritage Committee meeting to take decisions on new and existing World Heritage sites. As usual, IUCN experts were there to give advice on natural World Heritage and the action needed to assure its conservation. The outcomes of the meeting are now available online in English and French. …  

10 Jul 2014 | News story

Rainbow parrotfish grazing in the Caribbean

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

12A_29_34, WCS, Illegal trawler greeted at anchorage, SOS Save Our Species

Enforcement paying off for the Atlantic humpback dolphin of Western Africa

Like many threatened species, the Vulnerable Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) is under pressure from anthropogenic activities. Industrial and commercial scale fishing forces locally-based artisanal fishers to within 200 metres of the beach – using their nets in critical habitat for this poorly understood marine mammal. In a recent field report SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reports on the impact of routine and frequent surveillance patrols in the waters of Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP), in the Republic of Congo – one of two project sites- to deter and intercept the trawlers that are deemed the root cause of the problem.   …  

30 Jun 2014 | News story

La cérémonie d'ouverture de l'atelier de validation du plan d’action régional de la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau de l’Afrique Centrale (PARGIRE-AC)

Le plan d’action régional de la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau de l’Afrique Centrale validé

Le samedi 14 juin 2014 le Conseil des Ministres en charge de l’eau de la Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique Centrale (CEEAC) a validé, dans la capitale tchadienne, le Plan d’Action Régional de la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau de l’Afrique Centrale (PARGIRE-AC), prélude à sa validation par les Ministres en Charge de l’eau. …  

30 Jun 2014 | News story

13A-062-001, Bijagós islands, Rowan Martin, SOS Save Our Species

Protection of key Timneh parrot breeding area underway

The Timneh parrot breeding season is now underway on the Bijagós islands of Guinea-Bissau, according to SOS Grantee Rowan Martin of the World Parrot Trust, an IUCN member. The Vulnerable Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh) has long been subject to high levels of trapping for the pet trade, leading to dramatic declines in populations.   …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

IUCN welcomes emphatic ‘no’ to extractives in World Heritage

Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s iconic Virunga National Park, at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar. …   | French | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

Les lauréats du concours de journalisme "Eau et Environnement" 2014

L'UICN-PACO et le GWP/AO priment les lauréats du premier concours de journalisme « Eau et Environnement »

Le vendredi 13 juin au cours d’un side-event dans le cadre du Forum Africa Water a eu lieu la remise des prix aux lauréats du concours de journalisme « Eau et Environnement ». La première édition de ce concours est le fruit de la collaboration entre l’UICN-PACO et le GWP/AO.   …  

19 Jun 2014 | News story

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Les participants à l'atelier posent pour la photo de groupe

L'UICN planifie les activités du PAGE en Guinée

Les 28 et 29 mai 2014 a eu lieu à Kankan, en République de Guinée, l’atelier de planification des activités du Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale (PAGE). L’atelier a réuni 42 participants représentant les autorités, les communautés locales, les directions techniques, les centres de recherches, les programmes, les ONG, les media et les membres de la société civile de la région. …  

16 Jun 2014 | News story

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