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  • Réunion du Groupe d’appui scientifique du Tri National de la Sangha

    14.06.2016

      11e Réunion du Groupe d’appui scientifique du Tri National de la Sangha « Groupe Sangha » Libongo du 20 au 23 Octobre 2015

  • Visuel concours journalistique E&E Photo: Hellio & Van Ingen

    Concours de journalisme « Eau et environnement » 2016

    01.06.2016

    Le Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale de l’Union Internationale de Conservation de la Nature (UICN/PACO) dans le cadre de son programme « Partenariat pour la gouvernance environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) », en collaboration avec...

  • Stephane (smiling) and the South Dja Biosphere Reserve patrol team defining direction to a target point using SMART software Photo: Oliver Frankem ZSL

    A day in the life of an eco-guard in Cameroon

    14.05.2016

    Daily challenges abound for Stéphane Marel Madjaye, one of the dedicated guards who protect the forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, pangolins and other wildlife in the Dja Biosphere Reserve from poachers – writes Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological...

  • Wild rice Photo: flowerphotos / Alamy Stock Photo

    New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

    10.05.2016

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This will significantly increase...

  • Addax Photo: Rabeil/ SCF

    Saharan Addax antelope faces imminent extinction

    06.05.2016

    Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope - to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild.

  • The Saharan addax faces imminent extinction Photo: Thomas Rabeil/Sahara Conservation Fund

    Saharan addax antelope faces imminent extinction

    06.05.2016

    Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope – to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the...

  • Garamba National Park, DR Congo Photo: Luis Arranz

    Deadly poacher attack on Garamba staff horrific – IUCN

    03.05.2016

    IUCN is shocked by the attack recently carried out by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park, which killed three rangers and injured another two, including the park’s manager Erik Mararv.

  • Shark Photo: National Geographic

    IUCN and National Geographic Society Join Forces for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

    03.05.2016

    Partnership will highlight pressing conservation issues and ways to solve them.

  • Athony and George excavating a nest Photo: Trokon Saykpa

    Poachers Turn Protectors in Bassa Point Community

    20.04.2016

    “I started poaching turtle eggs when I was ten years old!” declares Anthony Peabody. Since 2012, however, Anthony has been working as a beach monitor and turtle protector thanks to Sea Turtle Watch (STW) Liberia’s community oriented conservation programme....

  • gorilla campo courtesy Calvin WWF Photo: Calvin WWF

    A vision for protected areas in Central and West Africa

    20.04.2016

    By Charlotte Karibuhoye Said. The Central and West Africa region covers 26 countries that span a diversity of landscapes from Sahara desert areas and the Sahel in the north, through herbaceous and shrub savannahs, the equatorial forest belt around the...

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