West and Central Africa

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

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Formation aux méthodes simples d’évaluation économique des biens et services des écosystèmes naturels

Dans le cadre de la convention de partenariat entre le CILSS et l’UICN-PACO (PAGE), le Centre Régional AGRHYMET a abrité du 09 au 13 mars 2015 un atelier de formation des acteurs institutionnels à l’utilisation des méthodes simples d’évaluation économique des biens et services des écosystèmes naturels. …  

27 Mar 2015 | News story

West African Chimpanzee

Reducing Human-Chimpanzee conflicts in Guinea-Bissau

Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, reports from Boé, Guinea-Bissau, about how Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) are helping to protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

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Learning our Lessons : A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa

Learning our Lessons
A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa
By S. Wicander and L. Coad
118 P. …   | French

23 Mar 2015 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

Water is nature, water is everything

Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource. …  

22 Mar 2015 | News story

Forests in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa

World on track to meet ambitious forest restoration goal

Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany. With these announcements, a total of 59.2 million hectares have now been contributed to the Bonn Challenge – a global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020. …  

21 Mar 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe des élus participants à l'atelier

Sensibilisation des élus du Niger sur la PREAO

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de ses activités au Niger, l’UICN à travers le programme PAGE a organisé le mercredi 11 Mars 2015 à Niamey au Niger, l’atelier d’information et de sensibilisation des élus locaux des 3 sous bassins de la Mékrou au Niger sur la politique régionale des ressources en eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (PREAO). …  

20 Mar 2015 | News story

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Avis de vacance de poste : Coordonnateur Unité Opérationnelle du PAGE GUINEE

Dans le but de renforcer son équipe en charge du Partenariat pour l’Amélioration de la Gouvernance Environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) en Guinée, le Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale de l’UICN recherche :
Coordonnateur Unité Opérationnelle du PAGE GUINEE …  

17 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Aerial view of Fire Island wilderness breach after Hurricane Sandy

Nature's protective power

IUCN experts are gathering at a UN conference in Japan this week to deliver the evidence to policy makers that healthy ecosystems play a critical role in protecting people from disasters. …  

14 Mar 2015 | News story


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