África Central y del Oeste

Boy with Rice and Fish in the Tsitongambarika forest

La protección de la naturaleza tiene sentido: UICN y Rio Tinto evalúan los costos y beneficios de la conservación

Un nuevo estudio realizado por la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza) muestra que las empresas pueden compensar los efectos negativos de sus operaciones y generar importantes beneficios económicos mediante la financiación de la restauración o de la protección de áreas naturales. Sin embargo, las necesidades de las comunidades locales deben ser debidamente tenidas en cuenta. …   | English | French

07 Dec 2011 | News story

New brief on national forest governance assessments

New brief on findings from national forest governance assessments

Between 2005 and 2009, the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) sought to improve the effectiveness of forest governance in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

07 Dec 2011 | News story

The “Blue Carbon Policy Framework” outlines opportunities for including the conservation of coastal areas in climate change policies and financing processes.

Primer plan de acción para una política mundial relativa al carbono azul

El primer marco político que describe las actividades necesarias para incluir áreas marinas costeras, como los manglares, las marismas de marea y las praderas marinas, en el Convenio Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) figura en el informe presentado por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y Conservation International (CI), dos de los principales miembros de la iniciativa Carbono Azul. …   | English | French

06 Dec 2011 | News story

Burkina Faso, West Africa

Climate Change in Burkina Faso

IUCN has been working in Burkina Faso for more than twenty years. According to the head of the office there, Dr Moumini Savadogo, a major part of that work is being developed on climate change adaptation and mitigatation. …  

06 Dec 2011 | News story
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Dr Kenneth Angu Angu, Regional Programme Manager for Central Africa, CARPE/IUCN

REDD+ in the Green Heart of Africa

Whatever the politicians may or may not do at the Durban Climate Change Summit, people around the world are already out there dealing with the existing impacts of climate change. …  

05 Dec 2011 | News story

Masaai boy herding goats, Olbil, Tanzania

Climate awareness at 30,000 feet: IUCN and South African Airways team up

Africa’s most awarded airline, South African Airways, and the world’s largest environmental union, IUCN, have teamed up to launch a unique climate change awareness campaign to coincide with the start of the UN’s Climate Change Summit in Durban. …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

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Sharing water, sharing benefits: lessons on dams from West Africa

More than 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the past 50 years. Many more are in the planning to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food. But how can these developments rime with environmental sustainability and participatory processes? …   | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

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UICN cuenta con más de 1200 Miembros

El 16 de noviembre de 2011, el Consejo de la UICN, en su 77ª reunión, admitió a 52 nuevos Miembros y reconoció oficialmente al Comité Nacional de Miembros de la UICN de Malawi. UICN cuenta ahora con más de 1200 Miembros. …   | English | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Sahel crops where woodland has been cleared for farming, Diourbel region, Senegal

Taking matters into their own hands: West African farmers brace against drought

Climate change means the drylands of West Africa are likely to become more arid and less productive. In the Sahel region, which has been plagued by drought in recent decades, farmers are using natural methods to boost their resilience. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

West and Central Africa Regional Office