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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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...
New MOOCs 2018
Training courses for professionals dedicated to protected areas and conservation have been initiated by PAPACO and are still on-going nowadays....
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 of specific...
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...
A Shared Resources, Joint Solutions workshop with civil society organisations
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...

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