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  • Field visit in privately protected area in Samoa, June 2018 Photo: IUCN/BIOPAMA

    A year in images: BIOPAMA 2018

    18.01.2019

    In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the countries and their actors, as well as assist them in achieving their conservation objectives and international...

  • Cameroon Photo: Thomas Bacha/IUCN

    Strengthening partnerships and action for protected areas in Western and Central Africa

    08.01.2019

    Tanya Merceron is IUCN's new regional coordinator for Western and Central Africa of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In this interview, she tells us about her professional career before...

  • Léonidas Nzigiyimpa receiving the National Geographic award 2018 Photo: National Geographic

    Leonidas, a conservation hero committed to local sustainable development

    28.11.2018

    Léonidas Nzigiyimpa, 56 years old, a forester with training on sustainable development, has been working for 20 years at the Burundian Office for Environmental Protection in the area of ​​nature conservation and management of protected areas.

  • CREMAs CREMAs meeting Photo: IUCN Ghana

    Empowering and strengthening community participation in natural resource management in Ghana

    25.10.2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), the Green Livelihood Alliance (A Rocha Ghana, Tropenbos Ghana, Friends of the Earth Ghana), SNV, IUCN, Mondelez International Cocoa Life...

  • Photo de famille Photo: IUCN-BIOPAMA

    BIOPAMA – Tous ensemble afin de passer de la connaissance à l’action pour une planète protégée !

    17.10.2018

    L’atelier régional de lancement de la seconde phase du programme pour la gestion des aires protégées et la biodiversité (BIOPAMA) pour l’Afrique centrale a eu lieu du 26 au 28 septembre 2018 à Douala, en République du Cameroun sous l’égide de la Commission...

  • people sitting against concrete wall, dirt floor Photo: IUCN / Grace Baruka

    Governance grows in Mangai

    04.10.2018

    Establishing the Governance Working Group in the Mangai landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a crucial step in managing forests landscapes

  • two gorillas on forest floor Photo: Dominique Bikaba / Strong Roots Congo

    The strongest roots are in primary forests: An interview and a mission

    12.09.2018

    They store unrivalled amounts of carbon. They provide the necessities of life to more species than anywhere else on land. They replenish the air, furnish water and enrich the soil. They aren’t just forests – they are primary forests including intact forest...

  • two women sitting by fires stirring nuts in pans Photo: Mengina Gilli

    Decisions have consequences: Contrasting stories of shea butter & community conservation in Ghana

    03.09.2018

    At first glance, they seem identical – Two neighbouring communities, Murugu and Kaden, bordering Mole National Park in Ghana. Both are surrounded by savannah with scattered trees in farmed and fallow lands, where women collect shea nuts. It is the shea nuts,...

  • l'heureux lauréat avec les Représentants de l'UICN et de l'ASDI Photo: Clément Bihoun

    Abdoukarim Sawadogo primé à Stockholm

    30.08.2018

    Le concours « eau et environnement » organisé par l’UICN et le GWP a connu son épilogue ce mercredi 29 août 2018 avec la remise du prix au lauréat à Stockholm, pendant la tenue de la semaine mondiale de l’eau. Cette remise de prix s’est faite en...

  • Harvesting maize, Tete Province, Mozambique. SUSTAIN Initiative Photo: ©ADPP

    World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development

    22.08.2018

    Water, ecosystems and human development is the leading theme of this year’s World Water Week. The annual conference on water is held in Stockholm, Sweden from 26 to 31 August and gathers scientists, business leaders, policy makers and water managers...

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