West and Central Africa

Remise officielle de la contribution des PA au Secrétaire Général président du Comité technique (MINFOF)

Processus de relecture de la loi forestière de 1994 : les peuples autochtones remettent officiellement leur contribution

Le réseau Recherche-Action-Concertées (RACOPY) qui regroupe plusieurs organisations de la société civile travaillant sur la problématique des populations autochtones (Baka, Bakola, Bagyéli et Bedzang) au Cameroun, a remis officiellement leur contribution au processus de relecture de la loi forestière le 14 février 2012 au comité technique en charge de ce processus au Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF). …  

16 Feb 2012 | News story
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Meeting of Blue Planet Prize laureates

Blue Planet anniversary: a stimulus for action

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Blue Planet Prize and inject fresh impetus to global environmental action, IUCN’s Director General is part of a team of Blue Planet laureates working on a report ‘Environment and Development Challenges: the Imperative to Act’. This will be presented to the Rio+20 conference and other key international meetings, including the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September. …  

15 Feb 2012 | News story

VOLCANDPARK

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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Global Re-Introduction Perspectives: 2011

New Re-introduction Case Studies Published

Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2011, is the third book in a series of case study publications from the IUCN SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group (RSG). Covering 24 different countries and a range of taxonomic groups, the case studies provide valuable advice that will benefit future re-introduction projects. …  

10 Feb 2012 | News story

Photo de famille lors de l'atelier sur le changement climatique

More than 80% of DRC people affected by climate change

Today, it’s almost established that the world knows real problem of climate change impacts on different sectors of development such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, health and the environment in general. These sectors, said the coordinator of CARPE / IUCN in DRC …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Couverture

Le guide sur la gouvernance partagée des AMP ouest africaines désormais disponible en trois langues

L’ouvrage  «  … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest », lancé en 2010 dans sa version française en marge du 5ème Forum régional marin et côtier est désormais disponible en ligne en version anglaise et portugaise. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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Aire marine protégée

La réserve de biosphère transfrontalière du bas delta du fleuve Sénégal : bientôt en gouvernance partagée ?

Les Etats du Sénégal et de la République Islamique de Mauritanie ont célébré les 11 et 12 janvier les journées de la Réserve de biosphère transfrontalière du bas delta du fleuve Sénégal – RBTDS. …  

31 Jan 2012 | News story
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Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 2012 | News story

Sélingué Dam in Mali

Dams in West Africa: report now available in French

Ten years after the publication of the World Commission on Dams report, IUCN commissioned a study to look at the approaches to decision-making around large dams. This report is now available in English and French. …   | French

25 Jan 2012 | News story


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