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Participants at Friday’s IUCN members meeting in Zimbabwe.

IUCN members define the Programme for Zimbabwe

IUCN members in Zimbabwe met on Friday 20th March 2009 and agreed to define the possible IUCN Programme for Zimbabwe. During the meeting, members suggested priority areas for IUCN in Zimbabwe and identified a core team to develop the IUCN Programme in Zimbabwe and develop project proposals for implementing the Programme. The team comprises one member from the Secretariat, member organization and Commissions. Some of the areas that have come up in previous discussions are the restoration of degraded ecosystems, environment and poverty as well as the linkages between ecosystems, livelihoods and food security.

12 Mar 2009 | News story
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Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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Focusing two climate agendas under one priority: water

By Dr. Mark Smith, Head of the Water Programme, IUCN, and Dr. Ger Bergkamp, Director General of the World Water Council.

Even as climate science at last brings political action, an unfortunate and unnecessary rift has arisen between those striving to prevent emissions above and those working to adapt to the consequences below. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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WANI Nigeria - Video

Water and Nature Initiative Nigeria

This films shows how the Water and Nature Initiative empowers communities to manage water in the Yobe River Basin in Nigeria. …  

10 Mar 2009 | Video


Earth observation and geoinformation for governance in Africa.

The 7th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) was held in Accra, Ghana from October 27th to 30th 2008. It brought together delegates from about forty countries of the world (scientists, political decision makers, private sector, African universities and elsewhere, etc). …   | French

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Atelier UNEP d'Accra sur le SIG - Monitoring des écosystèmes et visualisation

Build the capacities for a better follow-up of the ecosystems in Africa

On October 25th and 26th, 2008, a workshop was organized in Accra, Ghana to build the capacities of the actors on the analysis of satellite data and visualization for a follow-up of the ecosystems. …   | French

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Eléphants du TOGO

Appui au développement de projets de conservation des éléphants au Togo

Une mission du Programme du Groupe de Spécialistes de l’Eléphant d’Afrique (GSEAf) en Afrique de l’Ouest a séjourné au Togo du 05 au 17 Novembre 2008. …  

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Reform of CEFDHAC: National fora established

Workshops were organized in November 2008 to establish national fora, respectively in Kigali in Rwanda, Bujumbura in Burundi and Sao Tome and Principe. …   | French

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Le REJEFAC organise son Assemblée Générale

es membres du Réseau des Jeunes pour les Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (REJEFAC) se sont réunis en Assemblée générale du 30 au 31 octobre 2008 à Douala au Cameroun. …  

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Information and communication to fight against climate change.

From October 26th to 31st, 2008 a workshop was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on the topic “Implications of climate change on the sustainable agricultural productions in the ACP countries: which information and communication strategies?” …   | French

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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