Let's celebrate World Wetlands Day!

Bruno Portier

FRENCH BELOW

Did you know that wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability rural communities’ livelihoods, world economies and more?

On the occasion of the World Wetlands Day, find out more about this year’s theme ''Wetlands Restoration’’ and the RESSOURCE Project efforts to achieve this objective.

The RESSOURCE Project is helping local communities in Senegal to restore these vital ecosystems and turn them back into ponds suitable for water lily cultivation.  The project has helped Maia Diagne and her community regain access to water lilies, boosting biodiversity in the area and revitalizing traditional diets.

Find out more about Maia’s story:

Happy World Wetlands Day to all!

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Célébrons la Journée mondiale des zones humides! 

Saviez-vous que les zones humides sont des écosystèmes d'une importance primordiale qui contribuent à la biodiversité, à l'atténuation et à l'adaptation du climat, à la disponibilité de l'eau douce, aux moyens de subsistance des communautés rurales, aux économies mondiales, et plus encore?

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des zones humides, apprenez-en davantage sur le thème de cette année, la «restauration des zones humides», ainsi sur les efforts du Projet RESSOURCE pour atteindre cet objectif.

Le Projet RESSOURCE soutient les communautés locales au Sénégal afin de restaurer ces écosystèmes vitaux, notamment, en réhabilitant des étangs propices à la culture du nénuphar. Le projet a permis d’aider Maia Diagne et sa communauté à avoir de nouveau accès aux nénuphars, à renforcer la biodiversité locale et à revitaliser l’alimentation traditionnelle.

Découvrez-en plus sur l’histoire de Maia:

Bonne Journée mondiale des zones humides à tous!

ICCB 2023 Symposium on Wild Meat video is out!

5 December 2023

A wild meat symposium on ‘’Evidence-informed interventions from the forest to the fork - sustainable wild meat management in Central Africa’’, co-organized by the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme and the Trade, Development and Environment Hub took place at the 2023 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2023) on July 23-27 in Kigali, Rwanda. In case you missed it, an article about the event including the video of the ten...
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ICCB 2023 Symposium on Wild Meat video is out!

5 December 2023

A wild meat symposium on ‘’Evidence-informed interventions from the forest to the fork - sustainable wild meat management in Central Africa’’, co-organized by the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme and the Trade, Development and Environment Hub took place at the 2023 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2023) on July 23-27 in Kigali, Rwanda.

In case you missed it, an article about the event including the video of the ten presentations delivered has been published at the link below:

https://brussels.wcs.org/Media/News/ID/21565/ICCB-2023

 

Photo by Axel Fassio/CIFOR

Can wild meat be hunted sustainably in tropical forests?

2 November 2023

On 12 October 2023, CIFOR-ICRAF presented a session on Bushmeat at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)’s Nairobi conference. The focus was namely on teasing out complex conservation and livelihood challenges in the bushmeat sector. The article clearly explains the challenge of low-income rural countries and regions in coping with food insecurity and the sustainable use of wildlife resources. How can we strike a balance between conservation and the well-being of local...
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Can wild meat be hunted sustainably in tropical forests?

2 November 2023

On 12 October 2023, CIFOR-ICRAF presented a session on Bushmeat at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)’s Nairobi conference.

The focus was namely on teasing out complex conservation and livelihood challenges in the bushmeat sector.

The article clearly explains the challenge of low-income rural countries and regions in coping with food insecurity and the sustainable use of wildlife resources.

How can we strike a balance between conservation and the well-being of local populations?

Insights from the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme were shared highlighting the importance of developing a deep understanding of what’s happening in each ecosystem, community, and country.

To read the full article click here: https://forestsnews.cifor.org/84612/can-wild-meat-be-hunted-sustainably-in-tropical-forests?fnl=en

Read the latest issue of the SWM Guyana Newsletter

22 September 2023

The Guyana Newsletter, Issue 13 (February - June 2023) is now online and offers a concise overview of recent SWM Programme activities in Guyana.
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Read the latest issue of the SWM Guyana Newsletter

22 September 2023

The Guyana Newsletter, Issue 13 (February - June 2023) is now online and offers a concise overview of recent SWM Programme activities in Guyana.

This latest issue includes an exciting interview with Yusuf Abraham, a key member of Visit Rupununi (VR), and project updates including an important achievement concerning inland fisheries.

In fact, the SWM Programme, the Department of Fisheries, and the Ministry of Agriculture have successfully developed a proposed draft aquaculture bill to support the regulation and management of the aquaculture sector as well as proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act (2002) to include inland fisheries and co-management.

Enjoy your reading!

Read the latest issue of the RESSOURCE Project Newsletter

1 September 2023

Le bulletin d’information du Project RESSOURCE - numéro 10 (juillet 2022 - mars 2023) est maintenant disponible.  Ce dernier numéro regorge de nouvelles passionnantes sur nos projets dans la région du Sahel en Afrique.
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Read the latest issue of the RESSOURCE Project Newsletter

1 September 2023

Le bulletin d’information du Project RESSOURCE - numéro 10 (juillet 2022 - mars 2023) est maintenant disponible.  Ce dernier numéro regorge de nouvelles passionnantes sur nos projets dans la région du Sahel en Afrique.

Découvrez le bulletin d’information ici:

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The RESSOURCE Project newsletter - Issue 10 (July 2022 to March 2023) is now available. This latest issue is full of interesting news and updates on our projects in the Sahel region of Africa. 

Read the newsletter here:

 

We hope you enjoy this update!

 

Read the latest Issue of the SWM CC Project Newsletter

1 September 2023

We are very pleased to share with you the latest issue of the SWM CC project Newsletter, now featuring the four countries where we are promoting the CC model within the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) landscape! We hope you enjoy this update!
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Read the latest Issue of the SWM CC Project Newsletter

1 September 2023

We are very pleased to share with you the latest issue of the SWM CC project Newsletter, now featuring the four countries where we are promoting the CC model within the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) landscape!

We hope you enjoy this update!