West and Central Africa

SOS Mosaic

SOS is Your Story

The SOS story is made of many individual stories – those of the species, community members, rangers, law enforcers, project volunteers, community members, schoolchildren, species experts, logistics people and photographers to name just a few.  
 

26 Feb 2015 | News story

Manta Rays in the Maldives

Getting #SeriousAboutWildlifeCrime

What do camels use to hide themselves? Camelflauge of course! If you search the Internet for wildlife jokes, you will find many – some good, some not so good. But you will find them. …  

26 Feb 2015 | News story

African landscape

Blog: A picture is worth a thousand words. So how much is a video worth?

By Claire Warmenbol. That question came to mind when I watched the video of our WISE-UP project, recently broadcast on Deutsche Welle TV. It shows what the project does, no, it brings to life what the project does…in just over 6 minutes. …  

25 Feb 2015 | News story

Kande,Malawi - Fishermen returning from fishing rest at Malawi lake shores

Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa.  …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

EU initiative to counteract African wildlife crisis

African wildlife is facing an unprecedented crisis. Currently, about 5,000 African flora and fauna species, which represents 27% of all species assessed on the continent, are listed on the IUCN Red List threatened with extinction. The main threats to African wildlife are weak governance, poaching and wildlife trafficking, and the loss of habitats through land conversion and climate change. In addition, wild species are used unsustainably for purposes such as firewood and bushmeat. …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants à l'atelier

L’ABV valide son plan stratégique 2015-2019

Le Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) a soutenu l’élaboration du nouveau plan stratégique 2015-2019 de l’Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) à travers un appui technique et financier à la tenue de l’atelier organisé à Ouagadougou du 12 au 14 décembre 2014 …  

09 Feb 2015 | News story

Travaux de groupes lors de la rencontre des maires

Rencontre des maires des communes affectées par les barrages dans le Bassin du Niger

La Coordination régionale des usagers des ressources naturelles du Bassin du Niger, dans le cadre de l’appui conjointe de la GIZ et de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) pour le renforcement de la participation des usagers dans la gouvernance des ressources en eau et des grandes infrastructures hydrauliques dans le bassin du Niger, a organisé les 21 et 22 Janvier 2015à Tillabery, République du Niger, une rencontre du cadre de concertation des maires des communes affectées par les barrages dans le bassin du Niger. …  

09 Feb 2015 | News story

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On the Campaign Trail for Atlantic Humpback Dolphins

Developing an informed and empathetic ‘constituency’ is essential for the long-term conservation of the Atlantic humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii). That is the conviction of SOS Grantee Tim Collins working with IUCN Member Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Mayumba National Park, Gabon and the Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP) in Congo.   …  

04 Feb 2015 | News story

A sacred pond within Xe Champhone wetlands where turtles are protected by local people.

Celebrating the wealth of wetlands

Every year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, commemorating the 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This year’s theme is ‘Wetlands for our Future’, aiming to raise awareness among younger generations, and for all to reflect on the health and unique value of wetlands. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

At last some good news for the high seas: Progress towards a legally binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

In the early hours of a snowy Saturday morning in New York, United Nations delegates took a historic step towards safeguarding the global ocean commons. Government representatives at a UN meeting agreed to launch a formal preparatory process for a global and legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

26 Jan 2015 | News story


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