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  • Plan de gestion et convention de Balandougouba en Guinée

    23.04.2018

    Le plan de gestion de la fprêt de Balandougouba a été mis en oeuvre par les populations et les autorités locales à la faveur de la mise en oeuvre du Partenariat pour la Gouvernance Environnementale en Afrique de l'Ouest 

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché

    06.04.2018

    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

  • Lukenie River DRC Lukenie River of central Democratic Republic of the Congo  Photo: Valerius Tygart CC BY-SA 3.0

    Ministers commit to protecting the world’s largest tropical peatland

    26.03.2018

    Commitments to conserve peatlands in the Congo basin were announced on Friday, 23 March 2018 as the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia signed the Brazzaville Declaration at the third meeting of the Global Peatland Initiative,...

  • people standing around a green sign wearing white hats Photo: IUCN / Adriana Vidal

    Global headway for Bonn Challenge at Brazil and the Republic of Congo events

    21.03.2018

    Major high-level Bonn Challenge events moved global forest landscape restoration action forward last week – from a joint strategy to pursue implementation financing in Central Africa to a pledge that nearly doubles that of one of the Bonn Challenge’s most...

  • lake in background with agriculture and shacks in foreground Photo: iStock / IUCN

    Toward restoration progress in Central Africa and beyond

    13.03.2018

    The 3rd African Regional High-Level Roundtable on the Bonn Challenge will take place this week (14-15 March) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss issues and stimulate actions with partners supporting forest...

  • Cheetah Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building – where we stand

    16.01.2018

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and there are now over 7,000 of them mainly from European and North American universities. MOOCs are a...

  • Elephants in Kenya Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    An analysis of non-state protected area governance in Kenya

    15.01.2018

    By Phil Franks, IIED IUCN-Papaco and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) conducted a survey of non-State protected areas in Kenya where this type of governance is fairly common. These kinds of governance arrangements deserve...

  • A Shared Resources, Joint Solutions workshop with civil society organisations Photo: IUCN

    Transforming business engagement in Ghana

    28.11.2017

    Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  A recent training workshop in Ghana explored how civil society organisations (CSOs) can engage companies to ensure the sustainable...

  • Matareva, Upolu Island, Samoa. Photo: Stuart Chape

    Protected areas across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific boosted with €60 million investment

    28.11.2017

    The European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have invested €60 million in the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme over the next six years – making it one of the largest EU biodiversity...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN

    13.11.2017

    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

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