West and Central Africa

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau sets the mark for integration

A delegation headed by the Deputy Director General, Bill Jackson, and including Jean-Yves Pirot, Sebastià Semene Guitart from HQ and the regional programme coordinator in West and Central Africa, Jean-Marc Garreau visited Guinea Bissau to understand better one of the best examples of how the “One Programme” concept can be applied by convening the IUCN Membership while achieving significant influence and recognition by adapting IUCN’s role to the conditions and needs of the Members. With the perspective of better supporting the integration and the delivery of the IUCN Programme 2009-2012 among the three pillars of IUCN, Guinea Bissau gives the Union a strong signal that the IUCN way is more than words on paper and administrative procedures. An example to learn from and replicate… …  

29 Jan 2009 | News story

Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Le RAMPAO désormais sur la toile

L’adresse www.rampao.org vous connecte désormais au Réseau régional des Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest (RAMPAO). …  

27 Sep 2008 | News story

Fiji

Water Journey @ World Conservation Congress

The Water Programme has created a journey for Congress participants as a guide through the Forum leading into the Business Assembly. The water journey's goal is to share knowledge, build understanding and form new partnerships; looking at watersheds as systems and finding solutions for balancing different water uses. This journey explores the success stories of IUCN's Water Programme demonstration sites and profiles the work of IUCN Members. Each event illustrates that cooperation and interdisciplinary approaches are imperative in water resource management decisions. …  

17 Sep 2008 | News story

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Gestion des ressources en eau de la Volta : L’acte de naissance du Comité Transfrontalier signé.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 25 juin 2008 (UICN) – Le vendredi 20 juin 2008 a eu lieu à Ouagadougou, la signature de l’accord de création du Comité Transfrontalier de Gestion des ressources en Eau du sous bassin du Nakanbé (CTGEN) entre le Ministre Régional de Upper-East au Ghana et le Gouverneur du Centre-Est au Burkina Faso. …  

06 Sep 2008 | News story

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

The Ardvaark’s Happy Return

The ardvaark was one of the first, but other species of bird and animal have since returned to a once bare and desolate corner of Tigray in northern Ethiopia. …  

19 Aug 2008 | News story

Women at pump, Tanzania

IUCN and African Development Bank join forces for Africa

IUCN has teamed up with the African Development Bank to work together on conservation and sustainable development projects. …  

13 Aug 2008 | News story

West and Central Africa Regional Office