MICROCREDIT, THE REVENUES ACTIVITIES AND RESTORATION OF MANGROVE IN MENU
Project Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) and Wetlands International Africa (WIA) have completed a few days mission in April in The Gambia and in Guinea-Bissau. This field visit was conducted by a team of WIA. She toured the villages of Sandeng and Bondali Tenda (Gambia), Cubampor, Campada Maria, Atanque and Antotinha (Guinea-Bissau). Several activities were held in the different localities of the West African sub-region. This is training in microcredit for women, strengthening the activities of gardening by granting work materials and mangrove restoration.
Wetlands International Africa (WIA) has, in partnership with the “Direction des Parcs Nationaux” organized one day field visit for the school children and their teachers from the seven villages around Djoudj National Park. It was an important awareness day
COP 16 approves Africa request in Bangkok
The 16th Conference Of Parties (COP 16) in Bangkok, Thailand (march 03 to march 14, 2013) has approved unanimously the transfer of west African manatee from CITES Appendix II to Appendix I. This transfer is a result of a long process of all West African countries.
Africa for the transfer of Manatee from CITES Appendix II to Appendix I
The 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) has been opened on Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand. Many people from all over the world are attending this important meeting where environment issues are discussed.
On 23rd November at the Intercontinental hotel in Nairobi, Wetlands International Africa- Kenya Office hosted the kick-off of the Ecosystems Alliance programme that brought together various stakeholders in the Ecosystem Alliance.
In October the following countries' National Coordinators provided waterbird counts for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census:
In September the following countries' National Coordinators provided waterbird counts for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census:
At the Ramsar Cop11, Wetlands International launched the new Waterbird Population Estimates online tool. The new online tool provides universal access to all five Waterbird Population Estimates editions as well as the Conservation Status Review editions produced for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, as part of Wetlands International’s continuing commitment to supporting the Ramsar Convention and all those concerned with wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use.
As part of a collaborative framework to support the monitoring of waterbirds and the conservation of wetlands in Mediterranean region, involving various organisations (French Ministry of Ecology, MAVA Foundation, ONCFS and Tour du Valat), Anne-Laure Brochet has joined the Tour du Valat in August 2012 as a project leader.
The goal of this project is to contribute to the reinforcement of the IWC scheme in Mediterranean region (especially in North Africa), in support of the work initiated by Wetlands International, which focuses on improving data quality and management. Anne-Laure Brochet will focus on building and maintaining links between the IWC and other existing projects for the monitoring and conservation of waterbirds and wetland in Mediterranean region.
This article "Issues in the Inner Niger Delta: Interview with Bakary Kone, Director of Wetlands International Mali Office" is published in the book 'The Ecosystem Promise' by Meindert Brouwer.