West and Central Africa

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to West and Central Africa.

Inger Andersen
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...
Rainforest Parks and People website
  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...
Bala Ibrahim Girku
CEESP News - by Bala Ibrahim Girku (1), Abdullahi Hassan (2), Golo Mustapha Yakubu (3), and Kaltho Kharbal James (4) This article assesses...
Erosion Trend Assessment Riverbank failure has been a major problem in Saye watershed for the past 8years. The slope instability problem started since 2008 and had been gaining ground and...
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...
Congo forest aerial
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved The Restoration Initiative (TRI) that will help 10 countries define and achieve...
Led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), TRI will be implemented in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations...
A Brazza monkey in the Tri-National de la Sangha Conservation Area, Congo
IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair West and Central Africa Charlotte Karibuhoye     Countries of the Region Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African...
In partnership with the European Commission, IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species (SOS) is delighted to confirm the first ten projects for funding through...
This first phase of funding totals more than EUR 2 million and comes after an initial call for proposals earlier in 2017. It will support projects in 8 countries targeting 8 species including lions,...
Every year World Water Week draws the global spotlight onto the world’s water challenges and opportunities. This year, the focus is on wastewater....
  ‘Water and waste: reduce and reuse’, is the tagline of this year’s World Water Week (WWW) taking place in Stockholm from 27 August to 1 September. The IUCN Global Water Programme, along...
Engaging all actors in sustainable and equitable water management
The Water Resources and Wetlands Programme (PREZOH) is a thematic programme of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Central and West African Office (IUCN-PACO). Since 2006, the...
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The Global Water Initiative in West Africa is an action-research and advocacy project. We work with family farmers and governments to shape policies...
About GWI The Global Water Initiative (GWI) works to improve water management policies, research, investment and knowledge resources for sustainable agricultural production and improved food...
Shell Nigeria conducts field trials in the Niger Delta
In a newly published study, the most effective way to break down hydrocarbon in oil contaminated soil in the Niger Delta has been examined. The study...
Nigeria’s Niger Delta has seen oil and gas extraction since the 1950s and has sadly experienced oil spills due to theft, sabotage and industrial accidents. These oil spills have negatively impacted...
The 78th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, held in Monrovia, Liberia, on 1 and 2 June 2017, adopted the Directive on the...
The adoption of the directive by ECOWAS is an important step for the construction of better dams. States will have to transpose it into their legislation, in principle within three years. This...

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