Mbalmayo (CAMEROUN) - ONG ADECOL, Inventaires forestiers dans la forêt d'Oyenga

CAMEROUN-ADECOL: les inventaires forestiers d’exploitation des trois forêts communautaires concernées par le projet PPI sont désormais finalisés

L’ONG ADECOL a mené au cours des derniers mois des inventaires forestiers dans les trois Forêts Communautaires (FC) concernées par son projet PPI en cours. Les inventaires sont désormais finalisés dans les FC d’Adimbia (4.730 ha) et d’Adizan (4.992 ha) et dans la FC d’Oyenga (5.000 ha) et les données récoltées ont pu être analysées et traitées. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Chad - Ounianga-Serir - Formations de grès Lac Teli

Five new African World Heritage sites

Five new African world heritage sites were inscribed this year on the World Heritage List, including the first site for Chad (Lakes of Ounianga), Cameroon, Congo and the Central African Republic (Sangha Tri national). The additions include Morocco’s elegant capital city (Rabat); the old colonial capital of Cote d’Ivoire (Grand-Bassam); a diverse “cultural landscape” in rural Senegal (Bassari, Fula and Bedik). …  

19 Dec 2012 | News story

The Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati

World Heritage - Facts and figures

The 217 natural World Heritage Sites currently listed (in January 2013) represent the World’s most important protected areas, and these exceptional sites show the ground level realities of global nature conservation. IUCN’s independent monitoring of WH sites celebrates conservation successes and draws attention to the growing threats to these crown jewels of conservation, such as illegal mining, major infrastructure, conflict and the basic needs for support for the protected area staff at the sharp end. …  

17 Dec 2012 | Fact sheet

Humpack Whale

Lancement du plan de travail sur les Aires Marines Protégées d’Afrique centrale avec le RAPAC

Suite à la signature d’une convention en septembre 2012 avec le Réseau des Aires protégées d’Afrique Centrale - RAPAC, dans le cadre du programme ECOFAC V, le programme Marin et Côtier de l’UICN (MACO) a lancé la préparation d’un diagnostic du dispositif de conservation de la biodiversité marine et côtière dans cette région. …  

21 Nov 2012 | News story
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Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New online elephant database launched, a joint project of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) and Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG), is a new site where the latest information from elephant surveys across Africa and Asia is easily accessible. …  

16 May 2012 | News story

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Gestion des aires protégées : les récipiendaires reçoivent leur diplôme d’Université

Le Programme régional aires protégées (PAPACO) de l’UICN-PACO et l’Université Senghor d’Alexandrie ont mis en place une formation (Diplôme d’Université) de courte durée sur le « Renforcement des Compétences en Gestion des Aires Protégées » (DU RC-GAP). …  

08 May 2012 | News story

Tigers, SOS, SMART

Progress towards better governance of Protected Areas

In the in-depth review of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and IUCN WCPA identified a lack of progress on Element 2 on Governance, Participation, Equity and Benefit Sharing. …  

19 Apr 2012 | News story
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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

BIOPAMA – boosting capacity for protected areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

A global inception workshop, held in IUCN’s headquarters from 21 to 23 March, marked the starting point for the implementation of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) Programme. Launched by the European Commission in July 2011, BIOPAMA is funded through Intra-ACP (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries) resources from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). BIOPAMA has two main components: a Protected Areas component, and an Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) component. …  

10 Apr 2012 | News story
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First International Congress on Management and Awareness in Protected Volcanic Landscapes (VOLCANDPARK)

Volcandpark is the first congress on the management of protected volcanic areas, including raising public awareness and geotourism. It aims to provide a forum for reflection and debate, combining knowledge of volcanology with land management and disseminating this information to the people who work in these volcanic areas. …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story
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