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Décennie des Nations Unies pour la Biodiversité

Les dernières girafes de l'Afrique de l'ouest

A une cinquantaine de kilomètres de Niamey au Niger, dans le région de Kouré, au coeur des formations naturelles à combretacées, vivent les dernières girafes de l'espèce pérelta de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Ces animaux jadis victimes du braconnage suscitent aujourd'hui l'inimitié des agriculteurs et sont désorvais jalousement protégées par les villageois  

Journée internationale de la Diversité Biologique edition 2017

Le thème de cette année est la biodiversité et le tourisme durable. Conformément à l'esprit de la célébration, le Secrétariat aimerait inviter toutes les Parties à annoncer et à faire connaître les célébrations de la journée internationale de la Biodiversité ainsi qu'à mettre en lumière leurs initiatives en matière de tourisme durable.

Les detenteurs des connaissances traditionelles à l'école du protocole de Nagoya au Niger

Plan stratégique 2011-2020 pour la diversité biologique, incluant les Objectifs d'Aichi pour la biodiversité

Dernières nouvelles de la CDB

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  • Local Farmers and Consumers Create Short Food Supply Chains in Mexican Cities
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Short food supply chains are market mechanisms that imply a proximity between places of production and consumption, which offer products grown using sustainable agricultural practices, with fewer intermediaries and closer ties between producers and consumers.
  • Big forests, big ag: Are rainforests the right place for industrial agriculture? (commentary)
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Glenn Hurowitz, the CEO of Mighty, a group that campaigns on behalf forests and other ecosystems, recently visited Olam's oil palm plantations in the Central African nation of Gabon. The views expressed are his own.
  • Farmers Find Healthy Soils Yield Healthy Profits
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Ancient civilizations plowed themselves into oblivion, and modern agriculture risks doing it again, geologist David Montgomery says. In his new book, Montgomery says a growing number of farmers are using techniques that can save their farms from slow death by erosion.
  • TransDisciplinary University Brings Together the Best Minds to Deliberate over the Promise and Problems of Synthetic Biology
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    TDU launches a four-part seminar series to support outlining international and national policy on Synthetic Biology
  • When evolution and biotechnologies collide
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    The technique, called "gene drive", can propagate a new gene in the whole population of organisms in a few generations. Once the introduced gene is installed in the population, one may call them. GMOs. One of the most promising application would be to eradicate mosquitoes by spreading mutations that cause infertisity, but as explained in a 2017 article in the journal Nature, can be thwarted by evolution itself.
  • USDA Approves Release of GM Moths in New York
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    A precedent-setting release of genetically engineered insects could soon take place in Geneva, New York. On July 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the release of a moth designed to self-destruct.
  • So, You Want To Become An Ecosystem Entrepreneur?
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    The European Commission has set some of the most ambitions environmental targets on the planet, but states have struggled to achieve them. How can businesses help?
  • Alberta's Encana Among 20 Multinationals Sued Over Climate Change
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    In the latest of a growing number of such lawsuits around the world, Calgary-based Encana is one of 20 energy majors and their subsidiaries facing claims from three California communities. They allege the companies have deliberately sown misinformation and doubt on climate change and are at least partially responsible for related damages such as shoreline erosion.
  • Making clean growth happen
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Words like 'clean' and 'growth' can sometimes sound a little like they have been thrown together in a well-meaning way with little hope of them actually sticking. But at NERC we know environmental science often leads to important innovations that not only protect our natural resources and our wellbeing but also helps companies and the economy grow. I went to find out more about how that happens by speaking to some key players who commission, use and conduct the research that supports clean growth.
  • Billions of tons of plastic trash accumulating on Earth
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    The world has a plastic problem. More than 9.1 billion tons (8.3 metric tons) of it have been produced on Earth, with most dumped into landfills or the oceans, US researchers said Wednesday.
  • Oh, great - another plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Capt. Charles Moore, the sailor who brought the giant vortex of plastic debris floating in the north Pacific ocean to our attention, now says there is another enormous plastic patch growing in the South Pacific.
  • Our Oceans Are Becoming More Acidic - What it Means for Marine Life and What YOU Can Do
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface and account for 97 percent of its water. They play a vital role in the natural carbon cycle and provides a home for over one million species of plants and animals, with another estimated nine million living in the depths left unexplored by humans. Billions of people rely on the ocean's rich diversity of resources for survival, and its picturesque beauty provides a calming refuge and source of recreation for people around the world.
  • As threats grow, expanding cities push for stronger, safer societies
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Urban resilience, no longer just a buzzword, is fast becoming part of the fabric of cities around the world, which need to ramp up strategies to ensure the wellbeing of their booming populations in the face of growing threats, experts say.
  • Climate Change Is Killing Us Right Now
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    A young, fit U.S. soldier is marching in a Middle Eastern desert, under a blazing summer sun. He's wearing insulated clothing and lugging more than 100 pounds of gear, and thus sweating profusely as his body attempts to regulate the heat. But it's 108 degrees out and humid, too much for him bear.
  • Climate change threatening survival of African wild dogs
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Climate change is threatening the survival of African wild dogs. Rising temperatures have cut the endangered animals' hunting time, and pups' survival rate is plunging as a result.
  • A 'climate change' train rolls into Mumbai
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    This weekend, how about hopping onto a train to meet a polar bear, tiger, Olive Ridley turtle and learn how to save the environment while you're at it? We're not kidding. All this will actually happen aboard a new train that's at CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus). Called the Science Express, the 13-coach air-conditioned train aims to teach people how to adapt to climate change and learn from past mistakes. And judging by the queues to see it, it's got a great response from the city. Says Ravinder Goyal, DRM, Mumbai division, Railways, "It is so nice to see this train arrive in Mumbai. Climate change is an issue that affects everyone, so it's crucial for people to take notice and see how to use science and technology to help make things better."
  • Countries awarded for combating crisis of desertification
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Six countries that are tackling the "silent, invisible crisis" of land erosion were chosen by the United Nations on Thursday to compete for an award aimed at combating the world's top threats.
  • Paying People to Not Cut Down Trees Pays Off, Study Finds
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    A 'payment for ecosystem services' experiment in Uganda found the climate benefits of reducing deforestation outweighed the program's cost by more than 2 to 1.
  • UK farming subsidies dependent on environmental measures
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Farming subsidies will be paid for looking after the environment in the future, Michael Gove is expected to say as he sets out his vision for a "green Brexit".
  • Government axes Research and Development Corp., creates 'InnovateNL'
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    The provincial government is shutting down the Research and Development Corp. as part of a restructuring that will see a more "holistic" and "ecosystem" approach to funding "innovation."
  • Globally endangered water bird discovered in Cambodia
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    A conservationist group said Thursday that it has found a globally endangered Masked Finfoot, an aquatic bird, on its nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in northwest Cambodia's Preah Vihear province.
  • Researchers in Cambodia discover nest of critically endangered masked finfoot
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival.
  • Fear of predation may be enough to push small groups of animals to extinction
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Fear of predation may play a role in pushing small populations of vulnerable species to extinction, a new Canadian study has found.
  • Interior provides $1M for natural resource protection
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Acting Interior assistant secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has made available more than $1 million for natural and cultural resource protection in the U.S. Insular Areas.
  • Conserve intact forest landscapes to maximize biodiversity, reduce extinction risk
    [released on: 19/07/2017]
    A new global analysis of forest habitat loss and wildlife extinction risk published July 19 in the journal Nature shows that species most at risk live in areas just beginning to see the impacts of human activities such as hunting, mining, logging and ranching.
  • Paying Uganda farmers not to cut down trees halved deforestation: study
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Paying Ugandan farmers not to chop down trees cut deforestation in half and was almost 50 times more cost effective in fighting climate change than many energy efficiency programs in the United States, according to a study released on Thursday.
  • Brazil's Indigenous Tribes to Map Deforestation on Google Earth
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Land clearance has risen over the last three years; a 29 percent increase was reported in 2016. Indigenous peoples in Brazil will now be able to map, in almost real time, the deforestation in the Amazon.
  • In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.
  • Extinction level event forces new species to proliferate a dynamic changing world.
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Animals and plants are seemingly disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs died out,66 million years ago. The death knell tolls for life on Earth. Rhinos will soon be gone unless we defend them, Mexico's final few Vaquita porpoises are drowning in fishing nets, and in America, Franklin trees survive only in parks and gardens.
  • The botanic guardians saving unfashionable plants from extinction
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs; and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at During the second world war, ornamental gardens and public parks in Britain, Canada, the US, Australia and Germany were dug up and given over to food production. In Britain the populace was exhorted to go out and garden to survive. The dulcet tones of the first "media gardener", CH Middleton, provided practical advice to novices via his In Your Garden radio programme, and any open space was considered ripe for cultivation. Nowhere was sacred, as contemporary photographs of Londoners tending vegetable patches in the shadow of Hyde Park's Albert Memorial attest. So successful was the campaign that the number of allotment gardens more than doubled to 1.67m during the three-year period from 1940.
  • New plant species found in Son Tra Nature Reserve
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    The Southern Institute of Ecology has discovered three new plant species unknown to the world in the Son Tra Nature Reserve during a three-year research and revaluation of its biodiversity, Dr Luu Hong Truong told a recent scientific conference in Da Nang.
  • Rare discovery of 3 new toad species in Nevada's Great Basin
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. Discoveries of new amphibians are extremely rare in the United States with only three new frog species discovered since 1985 - and toad species are even more rare, with the last species discovered north of Mexico, the now extinct Wyoming toad, in 1968.
  • Biologists find frog's future health influenced by gut microbes as tadpoles
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    University of South Florida biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's later ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult.
  • Many kinds of happiness promote better health, study finds
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    A new study links the capacity to feel a variety of upbeat emotions to better health. The research suggests people who experience a range of positive emotions in their daily lives - from enthusiasm to cheerfulness and calm - have lower levels of inflammation, compared to those who experience a narrower range of emotions. Lower levels of inflammation are linked to a lower risk of premature death and chronic diseases like diabetes. The researchers drew on analytic approaches used to measure the biodiversity of ecosystems. Their study was published June 22 in the journal Emotion.
  • Newfoundland Supreme Court orders assessment for major aquaculture project
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has ordered a major aquaculture projected proposed for Placentia Bay to undergo an environmental assessment after the provincial government earlier gave it the go ahead without one. The Atlantic Salmon Federation had challenged the government's 2016 decision, citing concerns about the possible impact on wild salmon stocks.
  • Regulators release environmental assessment of pipeline
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, an assessment by federal regulators found.
  • Stream insects live well in Yorkshire
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Benthic stream invertebrates are among the best known indicators. They tell us almost immediately how pure freshwater is and exactly how many of our rivers are recovering from any pollution. These canaries in the coal mine are thriving surprisingly well in the low pH of streams in the English North Yorkshire Moors. Sam Jones and Peter J Mayhew, appropriately at the University of York, publish a very interesting twist on this usage in the journal, Inland Waters as A comparison of upland stream invertebrates in moorland and coniferous woodland in North York Moors National Park, UK.
  • Eradicating invasive species is essential for island conservation
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Invasive alien species have been discussed at length for the first time in the northern hemisphere in a conference bringing together world experts in the field.
  • Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pa. forests
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Vast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.
  • Sumitomo Chemical to offer Esteem fire ant agent in Japan
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Sumitomo Chemical Co. said Thursday it will provide the central and local governments in Japan with a pest control agent it sells in the United States to get rid of venomous fire ants.
  • 13 Bizarre Things That Washed Up on Beaches
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Take a stroll on a beach and you're likely to encounter plentiful evidence of life from the ocean amid the flotsam: stray clumps of seaweed, colorful seashells, even the occasional crustacean or jellyfish.
  • High diversity on coral reefs-a very big game of rock-paper-scissors
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    For a long time, scientists have wondered how a large number of species can live together while competing for a single, limiting resource. Why doesn't a single species that is better at competing for the resource crowd out all the others? According to new findings by Macquarie University, the answer to this question on coral reefs is like a very big game of rock-paper-scissors.
  • New study explains moss migration around the globe
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    A new study on mosses found in the polar regions reveals how several species have migrated around the globe and are even found in their polar opposite.
  • Researchers combining data and technology to make agriculture more sustainable
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    Due to the large usage of water in agriculture, many California communities no longer have running water, and collapsing aquifers have caused roads and buildings to sink several feet. Purdue University electrical and computer engineering professor David Ebert is using data collected from agricultural sites to respond to these problems.
  • United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    FAO will support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets through its instruments and availing itself of its long experience and strong track records on biodiversity.
  • Achieving Zero Hunger requires transforming rural economies, investing in sustainable agriculture
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    20 July 2017, New York - The pace of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be accelerated , a high-level United Nations meeting stressed today in its final declaration.
  • Sustainable development and sustaining peace: Two sides of the same coin
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    More than 1.4 billion people, including half of the world's extremely poor people, live in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The number is forecast to grow by a staggering 82 percent by 2030. Around 244 million people are on the move, with 65 million people in our world being forcibly displaced. You might assume that for countries in the cross hairs of these dynamics, the last thing on anyone's mind right now is getting on track to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • A Total Jamaican experience'
    [released on: 20/07/2017]
    BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny - Nature lovers from home and abroad can now explore the unspoilt biodiversity in areas of the Jamaican Cockpit Country, through the Bunker's Hill Cultural Xperience & River Tour, which was officially opened to the public last Friday in Bunker's Hill, Trelawny.
  • Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden ecotourism paradises
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs), a pioneering project that will enrich these areas for both people and nature
  • Experience Barefoot Luxury At Six Of The Best Eco-Resorts In Asia
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Eco-tourism has been soaring in popularity over the past couple of years as more travelers become increasingly aware of sustainability issues and are discerning enough to seek out 'green' initiatives on their trips. It's no coincidence, then, that the UN World Tourism Organisation designated 2017 as the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development."
  • Now, Wayanad sets model in keeping tourists spots clean
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    Kozhikode: Already basking in the feat of making it to the top rankings of global travel biggies like such as Lonely Planet and Trivago, Wayanad is setting a model in keeping its tourist destinations unspoilt by outsourcing the waste management of all its tourism destinations and major resorts and hotels to Niravu Vengeri, a residential forum based in Kozhikode.
  • Top 8 safari countries in Africa: Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe - according to SafariBookings' 2017 survey
    [released on: 21/07/2017]
    At least 22 guidebook authors working for the Lonely Planet, the Rough Guides, the Frommer's, Bradt and Footprint, who were among the SafariBookings experts panel also contributed reviews.

Meetings and events Syndication (XML)

  • Naaya Event Célebration de la journée internationale de la biodiversité édition 2017

    A l’instar du reste de la communauté internationale, le Niger commémore aujourd’hui  22 mai, la journée internationale de la diversité   biologique, placée cette année sous le thème «  biodiversité et tourisme du durable » le ministre de l’environnement  et du développement durable M. Almoustapha Garba a livré un message à cette occasion qui constitue une opportunité pour sensibiliser le grand public en vue d’une plus grande prise de conscience sur le rôle que joue la diversité biologique dans la vie quotidienne

  • Naaya Event Atelier régional d'information et de formation des membres de l'association des tra-praticiens du Niger sur le protocole de Nagoya

    Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du protocole de Nagoya sur l’Accès aux ressources génétiques et Partage des Avantages (APA), le Niger a réalisé une étude diagnostique sur les Connaissances Traditionnelles (CT) pour relever les insuffisances afin d’en pallier et créer ainsi les conditions favorables à la participation pleine et entière les détenteurs de ces CT notamment les tradi-praticiens dans le processus de mise en œuvre du protocole

    21/06/2017, Niger
  • Naaya Event 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum

    Selon le rapport 2016 du Forum économique mondial sur les risques liés à la biodiversité,  la perte de biodiversité et de l'effondrement des écosystèmes sont parmi. Les 10 risques majeurs rencontrés par le secteur privé, en termes de leur impact potentiel. A la lumière d'un tel effondrement systémique il est possible, et dans le meilleur intérêt des entreprises, du gouvernement, de prendre en compte la valeur des services éco systémiques et la biodiversité dans les systèmes productifs. L'intégration de la biodiversité dans la planification et l'exploitation des secteurs productifs implique l'intégration de la conservation et l'utilisation durable de la biodiversité dans les plans d'affaires, au-delà des stratégies de responsabilité sociale des entreprises. Cette approche novatrice sera abordée à 2016 Forum d'Affaires et Biodiversité (B & BF 2016), qui aura lieu en parallèle au segment ministériel de haut niveau de la 13e Conférence des Parties à la Convention sur la diversité biologique (COP13-CBD) des Nations Unies.

  • Naaya Event 3 Aout : Fête Nationale de l'Arbre au Niger

    Le 03 août, date anniversaire de l'indépendance de notre pays, est aussi consacré Fête Nationale de l'Arbre. Nous sommes donc à la 41ème édition de cet évènement de portée nationale. En effet, outre la cérémonie officielle de lancement organisée dans une région sous le patronage des plus hautes autorités nationales, la plantation d'arbres a lieu simultanément dans toutes les autres régions qui n'abritent pas la cérémonie officielle ; les plantations vont se poursuivre pendant au moins une semaine.

    04/08/2016, Niamey
  • Naaya Event Journée Mondiale de Lutte Contre la Désertification

    C'est une journée organisée chaque année pour sensibiliser la population sur les problématiques liées à la gestion de l'environnement. Elle a lieu le 17 de chaque mois de Juin

    17/06/2013, Niamey, Niger
  • Naaya Event Célébration de la journée internationale sur la diversité biologique

    A l'occasion de la journée internationale de la diversité biologique, le secrétariat exécutif du CNEDD à travers sa commission sur la diversité biologique et en rapport avec le Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable organise un atelier de sensibilidation sur le thème choisi cette année : intégrer  la biodiversité  - Préserver les personnes et leurs moyens d'existence , le 22 mai 2016 dans les locaux du secrétariat exécutif du CNEDD sis au cabinet du Premier Minitre.

    22/05/2016, Secrétariat exécutif du CNEDD