West and Central Africa

SOS dugong 2011A-005 EWT

Full force of the law needed to save stricken dugongs

Law enforcement is key to saving one of the world’s most threatened marine mammals - the Dugong (Dugong dugon) - and a project funded by SOS - Save Our Species is on the case in Mozambique. …  

23 May 2012 | News story

Sites naturels sacrés - IUCN Best Practice Guideline no. 16, French

French Language Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines Launched

Today at the Indigenous Forum of the International Congress of Ethnobiology the IUCN - UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines - French Language Version were launched. The Guidelines are part of the Protected Area Best Practice Guideline Series of the World Commission on Protected Areas. They provide advice to protected area managers how to support the biological and cultural values of sacred natural sites. …  

22 May 2012 | News story
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Photo de famille du CLE

Le CLE de la Sirba tient son AG à Fada

Dans le cadre de l’appui du Projet « Global Water Initiatives –Burkina Faso» (GWI-GWI-Burkina Faso) en vu du renforcement de la fonctionnalité des instances de gestion des ressources en eau, s’est tenue, le mercredi 9 mai 2012, la 2ème Assemblée Générale du Comité Local de L’eau en queue du bassin de la Sirba (CLE Q Sirba, dans une des salles de réunion de l’hôtel de ville de Fada N’Gourma.

21 May 2012 | News story

L'équipe de la revue en visite de terrain

L’équipe CC/ASDI fait son bilan annuel

Du 3 au 4 mai 2012 s’est tenue la revue annuelle du projet « accroissement de la capacité adaptative des communautés locales au changement climatique » de l’UICN (CC-Asdi/UICN). …  

21 May 2012 | News story

Vice minister speaking with rural village community

Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities. 

16 May 2012 | News story

Couverture Mauritanie: Nature et Paysage

Education environnementale : lancement officiel d’un outil pédagogique

C’est le premier d’une série d’outils pédagogiques d’éducation environnementale que le Programme Régional d’Education Environnementale (PREE). …  

16 May 2012 | News story


Large dams in West Africa: building dialogue

Large dams have brought significant benefits in West Africa and are likely to provide more in the future. Providing electricity, improving irrigation, supplying drinking water are some of the benefits from large dams for communities in the region. Yet, the development of such infrastructures shouldn’t come at the expense of ecosystems and the people who depend on them. The implementation of large hydraulic structures requires careful consultation between all stakeholders involved. Lessons from such processes are explained and illustrated in a new publication produced by the IUCN West and Central Africa office. …   | French

16 May 2012 | News story
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African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New online elephant database launched

ElephantDatabase.org, 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

Ghana Forest

ECOWAS Dialogue on forests: Ghana Forest stakeholders validate national forest convergence plan report

Ghana’s draft national forestry report validated as the country’s contribution to the attainment of a West African Convergence plan for the conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the sub-region. …   | French

14 May 2012 | News story
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