West and Central Africa


  • grass huts in a field with people and forest Photo: IUCN / George Akwah

    Inclusivity across 4 African landscapes


    Thought leaders from civil society, government and business are advancing a ‘landscape approach’ to land use and resource decision-making. Such an approach seeks to address the often-competing interests of different stakeholders across a landscape to engage...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020


    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Government stakeholders discuss elements of the BIOPAMA programme and application in the various contexts Photo: IUCN/Sylvia Maina

    Southern African Protected Area Actors to Guide Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme Priority Actions in the Region


    Convened with the aim of affirming key regional priorities and expectations, the four-day inception meeting served to secure buy-in and commitments from partners in the sector towards advancing programme implementation. The forum also provided a worthwhile...

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe Photo: IUCN/Sue Mainka

    Africa is focus of new World Heritage Leadership course


    Enrolment is now open for a World Heritage Leadership course on “People, Nature, Culture” tailored for the African region. The capacity-building programme is delivered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Centre...

  • Signature du Protocole d'entente Photo: IUCN Mauritanie

    La Directrice Générale de l’UICN en Afrique de l’Ouest : Une nouvelle dynamique insufflée dans la région


    La Directrice Générale de l’UICN, Inger Andersen a séjourné dans la région ouest africaine du 25 février au 4 mars 2018. Elle visité la Mauritanie et le Sénégal où l’UICN est présente depuis 1986. Cette visite a été l’occasion pour la Directrice Générale d’...

  • Plan de gestion et convention de Balandougouba en Guinée


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...


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