West and Central Africa

Virunga National Park

Improving protected area management effectiveness in West and Central Africa

In West and Central Africa, BIOPAMA is progressing with its capacity development strategy, and one of the first key actions is to develop a training manual on how to collect, manage, and analyze data for monitoring protected areas management effectiveness. This was possible during a regional key partners’ workshop, held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 23 -28 February 2015. …  

10 Mar 2015 | News story

Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition

Better management of neglected sector would boost water regulation and biodiversity and sequester up to 9.8 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions …   | French

09 Mar 2015 | News story

pygmy hippo, protected area Wonegizi

First steps to protecting key Pygmy Hippo habitat in Liberia

Pygmy Hippos  (Choeropsis liberiensis– and moreover, conservation of this critically endangered species, and their forest habitat – are little known, underfunded and largely ignored.  

03 Mar 2015 | News story

Sundarbans cyclone

IUCN Director General joins French State visit to the Philippines to mobilise support for a global climate agreement

At the invitation of French President François Hollande, IUCN’s Director General, Inger Andersen, travelled with a high-level delegation this week to the Philippines to see first-hand the impacts of climate change on the island nation and mobilise support for a global climate deal which is expected to be signed later this year in Paris. …   | French

28 Feb 2015 | News story

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


West and Central Africa Regional Office