West and Central Africa

Created after the regionalization and decentralization process initiated by the IUCN Secretariat in 2006, the PACO region was born from the merger of Central Africa and West Africa programs.

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    More information on PACO

    If you would like to learn more about our programme of work and our projects, we invite you to read our pages on our work (available in French only).

    From there, you will also access more information about PACO's Regional office and the countries we cover.

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    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    19.05.2017

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

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    Bridging the capacity development gap in Africa

    18.05.2017

    Africa’s protected areas, and the prolific wildlife that they protect, face significant and increasing threats (poaching, climate change, habitat reduction, etc.). Establishing protected areas alone does not guarantee the fulfillment of conservation...

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    Visual storytelling: Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Volta Basin

    04.05.2017

    WISE-UP 'Water Infrastructure Solutions from Ecosystem Services underpinning Climate Resilient Polies and Programmes' is a 4-year multidisciplinary research project that aims to demonstrate the application of natural infrastructure as a ‘nature-...

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