West and Central Africa


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

    Leonidas, a conservation hero committed to local sustainable development


    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


    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 !


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...

  • Lauréat du 2e prix Photo: journal le Matinal

    The winners of "water and environment" race released


    The "water and environment" competition for journalists released its winners on this wednesday 18th july. Two journalists from Burkina Faso and Benin have been awarded

  • Lauréat du premier prix Photo: Observateur Paalga

    Les lauréats du concours "eau et environnement" connus


    Le Partenariat pour la Gouvernance Environnementale (PAGE) en Afrique de l'Ouest, en collaboration avec le Partenariat mondial pour l'eau (GWP) en Afrique de l'Ouest ont rendu publics ce 18 juillet 2018 les résultats du concours "eau et environnement". Deux...


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