Afrique centrale et de l'ouest

Addax

Saharan Addax antelope faces imminent extinction

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope - to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild.   …  

06 May 2016 | News story

Shark

L’UICN et la National Geographic Society unissent leurs forces pour le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN 2016

Le partenariat soulignera les problématiques de conservation les plus urgentes et les solutions proposées …   | English | Spanish

03 May 2016 | News story

13A-063-030, Athony and George excavating a nest, photo credit Trokon Saykpa, SOS Save Our Species, STW Liberia

Poachers Turn Protectors in Bassa Point Community

“I started poaching turtle eggs when I was ten years old!” declares Anthony Peabody. Since 2012, however, Anthony has been working as a beach monitor and turtle protector thanks to Sea Turtle Watch (STW) Liberia’s community oriented conservation programme. With four species including Hawksbill, Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green turtles using these beaches, Liberia is important for marine turtle conservation.    …  

20 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-049-009, Chimbo Boé landscape in the rainy season, SOS SAve OUr Species, Stichting Chimbo, Boé Region, Guinea-Bissau

Bush fire management in the Boé

In a region such as the Boé, Guinea Bissau, effective fire management is critical to maintaining a balance between local wildlife and farming community needs, according to Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with grantee Stichting Chimbo (Chimbo). “Thanks to SOS our bush fire control program could be expanded”. The project target species is Chimpanzees in and around the future Boé National Park.   …  

18 Apr 2016 | News story

IUCN

l'UICN accueille 22 nouveaux Membres

 Le Conseil de l’UICN a admis 22 nouveaux Membres. L'Union compte désormais un total de 1351 Membres, le nombre le plus élevé à ce jour.   | English | Spanish

15 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-060-006, Cocoa truck hidding ivory tusk, Djoum, Cameroon, (C) Oliver Fankem_ZSL, SOS Save Our SPecies,

Exposing illegal trade in elephant tusks

Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.   …  

15 Apr 2016 | News story

BRIDGE workshop participants at Koblenz

Staff from IUCN BRIDGE project visit International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

In the German city of Koblenz, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle, the IUCN BRIDGE team conducted a field study to the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine. …  

14 Apr 2016 | News story

Participants à la formation TOP-SECAC au Mali

Mali : Des collectivités formées à l’intégration du changement climatique dans les Plans Locaux de Développement

Du 04 au 06 avril 2016, a eu lieu à Sélingué au Mali, l’atelier de renforcement des capacités des acteurs locaux dont l’objet était d’outiller les participants à la démarche d’intégration du changement climatique dans la planification locale. …  

11 Apr 2016 | News story

DRDH, 2013A-064 SOS Save Our Species, Sawfish

Reality bites with game theory in West African Sawfish conservation

“Outreach and sensitization has to be tuned to local sensibilities”, explains Cécile Brigaudeau, project coordinator with AfricaSaw, from Cacine, a town five hours’ drive from the capital of Guinea-Bissau – three of them on dirt track. …  

11 Apr 2016 | News story

Table ronde des PTF au cours de la 2ème rencontre du ReRao

Les radios d’Afrique de l’Ouest syntonisent leurs fréquences pour l’environnement

Le Réseau des Radios d’Afrique de l’Ouest pour l’Environnement (ReRao) a tenu du 30 Mars au 1er Avril 2016 à Dakar sa deuxième Assemblée générale et lancé à l’occasion une émission radiophonique régionale sur les questions environnementales. …  

08 Apr 2016 | News story

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