Afrique centrale et de l'ouest

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta

WANI - Treasure Trove of IWRM Knowledge

At the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, the IUCN Water Programme launched a new series of knowledge products inspired by the work of over 10 years Water and Nature Initiative. …  

23 Aug 2011 | News story

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World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

UPU Letter Writing Competition Winners

Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!

A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

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Maalouma Mint Moktar Ould Meidah désignée Ambassadrice de bonne volonté de l’UICN

Gland, Suisse, 9 Août 2011 (UICN) – L’artiste Maalouma Mint Meidah a été désignée Ambassadrice de bonne volonté de l’UICN pour la sous-région Afrique Centrale et Occidentale par Madame Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Directrice générale de l'Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN). Elle rejoint l’équipe mondiale d’Ambassadeurs de bonne volonté de l’UICN. …  

10 Aug 2011 | News story

Malouma

Notes for nature, songs for society – IUCN welcomes Malouma as new Goodwill Ambassador

A unique artist has joined the team of IUCN Goodwill Ambassadors. Mauritanian singer and songwriter Malouma - or Maalouma - actively engaged in the fight for the rights of women and children and most recently,in tackling the many environmental challenges that her country is facing, joins IUCN in pursuing its vision of a ‘just world that values and conserves nature’. …  

09 Aug 2011 | News story

04 August 2011 Seminar on Land/ Tenure rights for Benefit Sharing, Accra, Ghana

Symposium on Land/Tree Tenure Rights and Benefit Sharing to mark International Year of Forests 2011

As part of activities towards the celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011, a one-day symposium took place in Accra, on 4th August 2011. The symposium, dubbed ‘Securing Land/Tree Tenure Rights and Benefit Sharing Towards REDD Implementation in Ghana’, was an initiative of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, with facilitation support from The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP). …  

06 Aug 2011 | News story
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Call for Chair and Members of New CEESP/CEL Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH)

Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH) The Chairs of CEESP and CEL seek nominations for the position of  SPICEH Chair (or two Co-Chairs) as well as new members. Candidates for the Chair(s) should preferably be familiar with both CEESP and CEL, and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

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Membres d’honneur de l‘UICN

Le titre de Membre d’honneur de l’UICN, qui récompense des services exceptionnels en faveur de la conservation de la nature et des ressources naturelles, est décerné, sur recommandation du Conseil de l’UICN, lors du Congrès mondial de la nature, à deux ou trois personnes qui ont contribué de manière exceptionnelle à la promotion des buts de l’Union. …   | English | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

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