West and Central Africa

Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

Seasonal Harvest

Planning the first IPBES harvest

How could 100+ IPBES State Members effectively participate in the forthcoming Platform’s activities 2014-2018? IUCN recommends improving the current plan with priority given to capacity-building activities, setting up science-policy dialogues at national level, specifying burning conservation issues to tackle and harnessing the work of IUCN to the greatest extent. …  

06 Aug 2013 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

IUCN celebrates World Ranger Day, as Prince William salutes park rangers’ “brave and tireless work”

Today, we celebrate the outstanding efforts of park rangers around the globe on the occasion of World Ranger Day. Thanks to their bravery and dedication, nature’s most inspiring places stand a chance in the face of menacing threats, such as illegal poaching or forest clearing. …  

31 Jul 2013 | News story

Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Countdown to Stockholm World Water Week

With a month to go before 'World Water Week' takes place in Stockholm from 1-6 September, IUCN Water gears up for a busy agenda of seminars and events at the annual water conference. …  

30 Jul 2013 | News story

The Republic of Korea becomes a Framework Partner of IUCN

The Republic of Korea and IUCN partner to boost biodiversity conservation

Today, Mr Baek Gyuseok, Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), signed a four-year Framework Partnership at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland. …  

26 Jul 2013 | News story

Experiences in informal tenure reform from IUCN's Livelihoods & Landscapes Strategy

Improving access to forest resources

It is commonly claimed that forest tenure reform that provides rural people with rights to access and use of forest resources can contribute to improved forest management and poverty alleviation. But, at least with respect to poverty alleviation, there are few experiences with formal forest tenure reform that have demonstrated this to date. …  

23 Jul 2013 | News story

Chinese Pangolin
(Manis pentadactyla)

The most traded wild mammal - the Pangolin - is being eaten to extinction

The Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), one of eight extant pangolins or scaly anteaters as they are also known, was once abundant in China. However, as a result of overexploitation for consumption of its meat and scales, this species is now moving closer to extinction, which is having a devastating impact on the world’s remaining pangolins.  

22 Jul 2013 | News story

Photo des participants à la session de formation

RDC: Montage, gestion et suivi des projets : Capacités de la Société Civile renforcées

Du 16 au 18 juillet 2013 s'est tenu à Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo, un atelier de formation de représentants d’organisations de la Société Civile du secteur de l’environnement sur « le montage, la gestion et le suivi des projets ». …  

19 Jul 2013 | News story
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Érosion côtière

Les Membres de l’UICN Sénégal pour une Gouvernance Littorale concertée

L’érosion côtière met en péril au Sénégal plusieurs quartiers d’habitation et sites touristiques. …  

14 Jul 2013 | News story
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Pêcheur épervier

Une gestion des pêches intégrant les AMP

La Commission Sous Régionale des Pêches - CSRP a confié à l’UICN MACO le soin d’expérimenter des méthodes d’analyse et d’évaluation participative du rôle et de la place des AMP dans les politiques de gestion des pêches. …  

14 Jul 2013 | News story


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