Nouvelles et évènements du PACO

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

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A regional conservation showcase closes at the IUCN Pavilion in Johannesburg

A four-day exhibition of conservation activities implemented in the Eastern and Southern Africa region closes today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The IUCN Green Pavilion was organized as a platform for showcasing conservation activities that contribute to biodiversity management, livelihoods, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

23 Sep 2011 | News story
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Atelier régional - Partage d’expériences sur le recasement et le partage des bénéfices avec les populations autour des barrages en Afrique de l'Ouest

Barrages en Afrique de l’Ouest : partager les expériences pour mieux réussir dans l’avenir

Le recasement et le partage des bénéfices avec les populations locales autour des réservoirs en Afrique de l’Ouest sont deux aspects incontournables pour la réussite d’un projet de barrage à long terme. Pour mieux comprendre ces processus et apprendre du passé, la Global Water Initiative (GWI) a organisé du 13 au 15 septembre 2011 à Ouagadougou, en partenariat avec le Centre de Coordination des Ressources en Eau (CCRE) de la CEDEAO, une rencontre d’échange multi acteurs. Comme résultat majeur : 17 messages-clé ont été formulés pour guider les décideurs à mettre en œuvre des processus plus équitables et plus durables, avec les populations affectées comme partenaires. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story
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Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Leaders define pathway to restoring 150 million hectares of lost forests

A core commitment to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020 is launched today at a ministerial conference in Bonn. New analysis by IUCN estimates that restoring 150 million hectares would be worth US$ 85 billion per year to national and global economies. …   | Spanish

02 Sep 2011 | News story

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Malawi forms a National Committee, Carl Bruessow elected Chair

IUCN Members in Malawi met in Blantyre today to establish the IUCN National Committee of Malawi. The Committee intends to facilitate co-operation among the Members of IUCN in Malawi, and co-ordinate the components of IUCN in the country. The Committee has also committed to motivating participation of members in Malawi in the programme and governance of IUCN. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story
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Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Le pastoralisme est la réponse à la sécheresse en Afrique

Le pastoralisme mobile permettrait en partie de résoudre la sécheresse qui sévit dans la Corne de l’Afrique, selon l’Initiative mondiale pour un pastoralisme durable, organisation hébergée par l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Missing the point in the Horn: Pastoralism is the answer, not the question

In the current food crisis context in the Horn of Africa, media and economic experts are accusing pastoralism of being an ineffective livelihood that is periodically subjected to similar crises. But all evidence points to mobile pastoralism as being part of the solution – not part of the problem – to a crisis that was predictable and predicted. Investments in drylands by government and international aid have to be reoriented, taking into account local ecological conditions as well as local capacities. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story
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Page de couverture

Guidelines and Manual

This Manual is first and foremost a community tool to facilitate implementation of Ghana’s National Wildfire Management Policy. However it will also serve as an instrument for fire management trainers in communities with little experience in fire management and for consultation by professionals, students, policy makers, practitioners and communities when faced with fire related problems and incidents. …  

25 Aug 2011 | Downloads - publication

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Une vue aérienne d'écosystèmes d'Afrique centrale et occidentale