West and Central Africa


Commercial agriculture and forestry could have a net positive impact on biodiversity – IUCN report

Gland, Switzerland, 16 April 2015 (IUCN) – A new IUCN study examines, for the first time, how commercial agriculture and forestry production could reduce global biodiversity loss by applying innovative approaches already used by some companies in the extractive and infrastructure industries.

16 Apr 2015 | News story

Femmes marchant sur le barrage de Sélingué au Mali

La CEDEAO encourage les États à tirer les leçons du bilan économique des grands barrages en Afrique de l'Ouest

Les grands barrages d’Afrique de l'Ouest ont été examinés à la loupe le 25 et 26 mars à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso, lorsque les représentants et les experts économiques des 15 États de la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) se sont réunis pour mettre en commun leurs expériences et les conclusions qu'ils tirent des évaluations économiques de barrages existants. …  

15 Apr 2015 | News story

Changement climatique

Bénin et Togo : des structures nationales renforcées en matière d’adaptation au changement climatique

Organisés par le Programme de l’UICN au Burkina Faso, des ateliers de renforcement des capacités des structures nationales à l’utilisation d’outils de planification et de suivi-évaluation des capacités d’adaptation au changement climatique (TOP-SECAC) se sont tenus simultanément à Cotonou au Bénin et à Lomé au Togo, du 30 mars au 3 avril 2015. …  

15 Apr 2015 | News story

Sandbanks in the Wadden Sea Netherlands

Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi to boost environmental information for decision-makers

Over 650 delegates from government, UN bodies, the non-governmental sector, private sector, academia and civil society will gather in Abu Dhabi between 6 and 8 October for the Eye on Earth Summit 2015, to bridge the information gap policy makers face in designing plans for sustainable development. …  

14 Apr 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe des participants du bassin de la Volta à l'atelier de sensibilisation sur la PREAO

Politique régionale des ressources en eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest : la société civile du bassin de la Volta sensibilisée

Les 30 et 31 mars 2015, s'est tenu à LOME, au Togo, l'atelier de d’information et de sensibilisation des acteurs de la société civile du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) sur la Politique régionale des Ressources en Eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest - PREAO. …  

10 Apr 2015 | News story

Terre Sauvage, SOS- Save Our Species, Fabien Chenel, Nature Image Awards, IUCN

Getting Outdoors in Paris with the Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards Exhibition

The city of light just got a bit more colourful with the recent launch of the Terre Sauvage Melvita Nature Images Awards 2014 in association with IUCN and SOS - Save Our Species.   …  

10 Apr 2015 | News story

Lynda Mansson, DG of MAVA, launching the IUCN World Heritage Outlook

IUCN’s work on World Heritage gets renewed support from MAVA Foundation

The MAVA Foundation and IUCN have signed an agreement to continue their partnership on World Heritage through a new phase of work to be implemented over the next four years. The new project, ‘A Brighter Outlook for World Heritage’, supports the work of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme and builds on the 2010-2014 Agenda for Nature, which made possible key advancements in World Heritage conservation. …  

08 Apr 2015 | News story


BIOPAMA support to the UNEP-WCMC World Database on Protected Areas

More than one third of protected areas data for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries has been improved over the past two years through a collaborative effort between UNEP-WCMC (United Nations Environment Programme -World Conservation Monitoring Centre) and IUCN through the BIOPAMA programme (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management). Important protected area databases have been sustained and a number of high-impact reports have been produced to support the goal of improving access to best available science and knowledge on protected areas. …  

03 Apr 2015 | News story

Ulaanbaatur, Mongolia, Sept 2009

IUCN welcomes Mongolia as a new State Member

The Government of Mongolia has announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism has been designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. IUCN extends its warmest welcome to the Government of Mongolia.  | French | Spanish

02 Apr 2015 | News story

13A-062-009, SOS - Save Our Species, World Parrot trust, Timneh Parrot, Daniel Lopes

Turning the tide on nest poaching of Timneh parrots in Guinea-Bissau

As another breeding season for Timneh parrots gets underway in the Bijagós islands, hopes are high that the nest monitoring team can build on the successes of the previous year. In late 2014 the return of a poached chick to its nest, and its re-adoption by its parents, provides a heart-warming conservation story and a tangible sign that the strategy of employing former parrot trappers is paying conservation dividends.   …  

01 Apr 2015 | News story

West and Central Africa Regional Office