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The coast of Lake Tanganyika in Kabyolwe Village in Zambia, © A.E. Boyer

  • small hippo standing on top of adult hippo in water Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    Renaissance d'une aire protégée en République Démocratique du Congo

    05.05.2020

    Aire protégée de catégorie V et VI, le Domaine de Chasse et Réserve à Hippopotame de Mangaï en RDC dispose d’un nouveau plan d’aménagement et de gestion grâce à la conduite d’un processus participatif et inclusif approfondi.

  • Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Photo: Bastian Bertzky

    IUCN report shines light on Africa’s natural wonders and identifies potential new World Heritage sites

    05.05.2020

    A new IUCN report aiming to assist African countries in World Heritage conservation identifies 20 remarkable nature areas across Africa that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status. It also provides for the first time a summary of the conservation...

  • Fisherman in Fiji Photo: Richard Wylie

    Full speed ahead for BIOPAMA's grant-making facility in 2020

    17.02.2020

    The BIOPAMA grant-making facility, the “Action Component” was launched in 2019 with two calls for proposals for two different types of grants: one for medium grants (June 2019) and one for small technical grants (December 2019). During 2020 there will be...

  • Unidentified Ghanaian woman walks towards sanitation facilities Photo: ©Shutterstock/Anton Ivanov

    World Toilet Day 2019: Access to sanitation means dignity, opportunity, safety

    18.11.2019

    World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. As more than half the global...

  • Cameroon - Ako'akas Photo: Thomas Bacha

    L'efficacité de gestion des aires protégées améliorée au Tchad et au Cameroon

    29.10.2019

    Cette histoire de succès raconte l’expérience de Bertille Mayen, l’experte technique du Projet GIZ d’appui au Complexe Binational BSB Yamoussa, qui pour trois années consécutives, a coordonnée la collecte des données in situ suivie d’une analyse structurée et...

  • women looking at landscape Photo: IUCN / istock

    A landscape for everyone: interview with an author

    25.10.2019

    Landscapes are complex and sometimes difficult to envision. They might include small farmers, miners, large businesses, community forests, indigenous lands, and a host of other land users with different rights and expectations. Ensuring that diverse people’s...

  • IUCN Award Photo: IUCN-PACO

    IUCN receives special recognition award from the Government of Ghana

    07.10.2019

    On 4th October, 2019, IUCN was honoured with a special recognition award from the Government of Ghana for the organisation’s immense contribution to the REDD+ process in Ghana.

  • Phase préparatoire Photo: UICN-PACO

    Un projet régional pour le renforcement des écosystèmes de mangroves

    07.10.2019

    Mme Irène Mingasson, ambassadrice de l’Union européenne (UE) au Sénégal, a procédé le 27 septembre 2019, à Joal-Fadiouth (Mbour), au lancement officiel du projet régional pour le renforcement de la protection des écosystèmes de mangroves en Afrique de l’Ouest...

  • Rivers as lifelines, West Africa Photo: ©Shutterstock/QuickShot

    Le bassin du Tchad, une source de vie pour l'homme, la nature et la paix

    04.10.2019

    Le Bassin du Tchad, focalisé autour du Lac Tchad, couvre près de 8% du continent africain et abrite plus de 30 millions de personnes. Plus de la moitié de cette population vit de l'agriculture, de l'élevage et de la pêche grâce à ce bassin. Pourtant, il a...

  • Landscape of Guilin, China Photo: ©Shutterstock/Aphotostory

    BRIDGE: Hydrodiplomacy in Action

    30.09.2019

    Globally, over 310 lake and river basins stretch across national borders. Around 60% of those lack any type of cooperative management framework. Good transboundary water management is crucial for peace, security, economic development and environmental...

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