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    The Restoration Initiative: A chance to learn from one another

    14.03.2019

    The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme partners gathered for a 5-day knowledge sharing and planning workshop. The workshop offered the first real-...

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    Restoration without borders in West Africa

    12.03.2019

    West Africa remains one of the most biologically rich places on the planet, containing more than 9000 species of plants, a thousand species of butterflies, and is among the global hotspots for mammal diversity. Other species follow suit to make these...

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    MaliVerde & MaliBuluu Fund concept gains steam

    11.03.2019

    An IUCN concept for an inclusive finance fund is a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – 2019. We hope that this is just a start.

  • Alfredo Simão da Silva Photo: IUCN

    Alfredo Simão da Silva nous a quitté…

    02.03.2019

    Ancien Directeur du Bureau de Planification Côtière, Directeur de l’Institut de la Biodiversité et des Aires Protégées - IBAP, Chef du Programme de l’UICN, artisan principal du mouvement de la Conservation en Guinée-Bissau depuis près de 30 ans, Alfredo s’est...

  • 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...

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    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.

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    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

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