West and Central Africa


All go for IPBES in Panama

This week, governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, UN conventions, bodies and agencies are gathered in Panama to shape an emerging global platform linking science and policy on biodiversity and is benefits (IPBES). …  

18 Apr 2012 | News story

Formation sur la TOP-SECACC à Toubacouta, Sénégal

Une Trousse à Outils pour planifier et évaluer les Capacités d’Adaptation au Changement Climatique

Les acteurs de l'environnement du Delta du fleuve Saloum ont été formés sur la TOP-SECACC qui est un ensemble d'outils permettant de rendre visibles les progrés faits en matiére de renforcement des capacités d'adaptation au changement climatique.   | French

18 Apr 2012 | News story

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Le Cameroun se prépare pour RIO+20

Dans le cadre de la participation du Cameroun à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement Durable, différentes administrations au Cameroun se préparent. C’est ainsi que le Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF) a tenu avec l’appui de l’UICN, un atelier préparatoire à Yaoundé le 12 avril 2012 dans la salle de réunion du Programme Cameroun de l’UICN. …  

18 Apr 2012 | News story
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IUCN offers conservation knowledge for global nature platform

The world needs a stronger link between government policy and scientific facts regarding nature and its benefits. IUCN is taking part in the second plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 16-21 April, Panama City, Panama. …  

13 Apr 2012 | News story

Dr Randall Reeves, one of the recipients of a SSC award

Conservation Heroes Recognized by IUCN Species Survival Commission

Two groups and 24 individuals were recognized for their outstanding contribution to conservation at the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Chairs Meeting held in Abu Dhabi this February. …  

12 Apr 2012 | News story

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Benin validates its national convergence plan on forests

Benin is engaged in the convergence plan development process for the management and sustainable use of forest ecosystems in West Africa. …   | French

11 Apr 2012 | News story
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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

BIOPAMA – boosting capacity for protected areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

A global inception workshop, held in IUCN’s headquarters from 21 to 23 March, marked the starting point for the implementation of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) Programme. Launched by the European Commission in July 2011, BIOPAMA is funded through Intra-ACP (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries) resources from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). BIOPAMA has two main components: a Protected Areas component, and an Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) component. …  

10 Apr 2012 | News story
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New IUCN Water Case Studies

IUCN Water recently published 3 new demonstration case studies, providing more detail and lessons on water management approaches in the Mekong, Tacana, and Volta basins. …  

10 Apr 2012 | News story

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FOREAU : Strengthen civil society involvement in the management of the Niger Basin

Organized by the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Regional Coordination of Users of the Basin (CRUBN), the second Regional Forum of Actors and Users of Water of the Niger Basin (FOREAU) was held in Sélingué, Mali from February 22th to 24th, 2012 …   | French

06 Apr 2012 | News story
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Atelier GIRE du projet REPASE

Tinkisso Upper Basin: Key actors plan its integrated management

The local workshop aimed at resulting to the development of a shared vision of integrated management of water resources and related ecosystems in the Tinkisso Upper Basin was held on March 8th, in Dabola in the Republic of Guinea …   | French

06 Apr 2012 | News story
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