West and Central Africa

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “West and Central Africa” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Regional ChairParfait Teto and Jules Adjima Focal pointBirguy LamizanaCountries of the Region Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DROC) Côte d'...
CEESP News: Rainforest Foundation UK A new report published in December 2017 by the Rainforest Foundation UK exposes the impacts of two national...
The report, entitled The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo: Conkouati-Douli and Nouabalé-Ndoki National Parks and their Impact on the Rights and Livelihoods of Forest Communities, is...
Training courses for professionals dedicated to protected areas and conservation have been initiated by PAPACO and are still on-going nowadays....
What are MOOCs? Law enforcement in protected areas (new from January 2018!) Law and regulations enforcement is one of the key aspects of protected area management. It relies on the implementation...
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...
The third African regional Bonn Challenge event brings together ministers, technical experts and representatives from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Central African...
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and...
Having MOOCs on protected areas is relevant for two reasons. First, too few training opportunities on the topic of protected areas exist in Africa to cover the demand. To illustrate this, almost 90%...
Scientists have discovered the globally threatened White-naped Mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) in Ghana’s Atewa Forest. The mangabey, a rare...
This newly discovered population of this endangered monkey is of enormous importance for the future of the species, but the Government of Ghana with the Government of China want to push ahead with...
IUCN, along with the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds) and the Netherlands Ministry of...
Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  In order to ensure the sustainable use of these natural assets, there must...
Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  A recent training...
During the workshop held 25-26 October in Ho in the Volta region of Ghana, 30 participants came together to learn and share experiences. The group included representatives from 22 national and...
Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries...
The event also welcomed new restoration pledges from the governments of Chiapas (Mexico) and Nigeria, which now bring the total Bonn Challenge commitments to 160.2 million hectares. “The voice that...
  CEESP NEWS - By Rainforest Foundation UK The Rainforest Foundation UK has launched Rainforest Parks and People – an interactive website aimed at...
© The Rainforest Foundation UK The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has launched Rainforest Parks and People – an interactive website aimed at increasing the transparency and accountability of...

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