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Do you care about mountains ecosystems? Don’t you miss out the recently released 28th issue of Backbone/Le Pilier

Do you care about mountains ecosystems? Don’t you miss out the recently released 28th issue of Backbone/Le Pilier

Dear readers, ARCOS is happy to share with you the 28th issue of Backbone/Le Pilier. The present...

ARCOS: a leading biodiversity conservation organization in the Albertine Rift Region since 20 years

ARCOS: a leading biodiversity conservation organization in the Albertine Rift Region since 20 years

Dear readers, as you are aware that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year 2015 and...

ARCOS, UNEP and partners release two landmark publications to support African Sustainable Mountain Development agenda

ARCOS, UNEP and partners release two landmark publications to support African Sustainable Mountain Development agenda

Kigali/Cairo, 5th March 2015 - On 4th March 2015, ARCOS, UNEP and Partners released two landmark...

ARCOS celebrates its 20th Anniversary of collaborative actions

ARCOS celebrates its 20th Anniversary of collaborative actions

The Albertine Rift Conservation society was created in 1995 with the mission to enhance...

AFRICAN MOUNTAINS AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Written on 19/01/2015, 04:35 by admin
why-environmental-impact-assessment-important-in-mountainsMountains are fragile ecosystems of global importance. They are home to 14% of the world’s population and provide 70% of the world’s freshwater for...
Written on 17/12/2014, 03:39 by admin
cop20-lima-peru-african-delegates-call-for-behaviour-change-and-perspectives-towards-mountains-in-fighting-climate-change-impactsAfrican leaders gathered at the event themed “Africa water towers in changing climate” called for behavioural change and perspectives towards Africa...
Written on 12/12/2014, 07:57 by admin
cop20-lima-least-developed-countries-stressed-the-need-for-more-investments-in-mountain-regions-to-adapt-to-the-effects-of-climate-changeIn a side event to the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru; a number of...
Written on 10/12/2014, 01:12 by admin
arcos-celebrates-the-international-mountains-day-by-organizing-an-event-to-highlight-the-importance-of-african-mountains-as-water-towersThe Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in collaboration with the Government of Uganda, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, United...
Written on 08/12/2014, 07:03 by admin
lima-climate-change-talks-set-to-be-just-a-stepping-stone-world-leaders-try-to-manage-their-expectationsOn day one of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the...

GREAT LAKES FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

Written on 19/02/2015, 08:12 by admin
great-lakes-waves-first-issue-is-outDear readers, ARCOS Network is happy to share with you the first issue of Great Lakes Waves, a bilingual newsletter for the African Great Lakes Region....
Written on 02/02/2015, 11:30 by admin
world-wetlands-2015-day-policy-briefWetlands are among the most productive ecosystems due to their functions and attributes. They are essential to the well-being of the population as they...
Written on 18/07/2014, 10:54 by admin
stakeholders-call-for-collaborative-action-to-mitigate-theats-affecting-freshwater-services-in-the-great-lakes-region In a Regional Great Lakes Forum on Freshwater Ecosystems held in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 21-22, 2013 and bringing together a total of 75...
Written on 02/02/2014, 09:02 by admin
the-report-of-the-training-in-integrated-freshwater-ecosystems-management-is-now-availableARCOS and its partners under the project “Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-Making, Threats Mitigation and Sustainable Freshwater Services...
Written on 15/12/2013, 09:02 by admin
arcos-organizes-a-training-in-integrated-freshwater-ecosystems-managementOn 17-19 December, 2013; ARCOS and its partners under the project “Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-Making, Threats Mitigation and...

ARBERTINE RIFT BIODIVERSITY AND PEOPLE

Written on 04/02/2015, 11:16 by admin
obpe-and-civil-society-organisations-on-a-path-to-enhance-collaboration-for-more-effective-environment-conservation-in-burundiOn 29th January 2015, the Ministry of Water, Environment and Development through the Burundi national environment protection authority (Office Burundais...
Written on 16/01/2015, 00:39 by admin
arcos-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-achievements-so-farThis year 2015, ARCOS is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1995 by Dr Sam Kanyamibwa, ARCOS achievements so far are many and its effective and...
Written on 25/10/2014, 13:36 by admin
arcos-regional-portal-launched-as-new-tool-made-for-biodiversity-information-sharing-at-the-close-of-the-africa-regional-mountains-forum-2During the closing session of the Africa Regional Mountains Forum held in Arusha from 22 to 24 October 2014; the ARCOS Biodiversity Management and...
Written on 04/09/2014, 07:51 by admin
backbone-le-pilier-issue-27-is-now-availableARCOS is happy to release its bilingual newsletter, the Backbone/Le Pilier: issue No 27. The focus of this issue is on “Energy and...
Written on 21/08/2014, 02:56 by admin
awareness-raising-among-local-leaders-on-conservation-of-threatened-species-and-ecosystem-integrity-of-rugezi-marshlandThe Rugezi marshland in the north-west of Rwanda has known many threats that affected its biodiversity and ecosystem function which had serious impacts on...
Written on 15/08/2014, 03:16 by admin
a-new-unep-report-shows-how-investments-in-climate-change-adaptation-can-halt-the-impacts-on-vulnerable-communities-in-developing-countriesThe recent UNEP report “Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa (KTAAA) - Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference (link)” released on...
Written on 31/07/2014, 04:18 by admin
building-capacity-of-women-as-key-players-in-conservation-of-kibira-national-parkIntegrating women in conservation is very crucial as it can make local natural resources use more sustainable and equitable. Yet such an initiative is...
Written on 15/07/2014, 03:41 by admin
from-traditional-to-modern-beekeeping-harnessing-bees-to-protect-mukura-forest-and-rugezi-marshOn 27th June 2014 and 7th July 2014, ARCOS delivered modern beekeeping materials comprised of 12 pairs; 18 pairs of beehives respectively as well as other...
Written on 11/07/2014, 05:21 by admin
check-out-the-un-cc-learn-releases-two-new-reference-documents-on-the-science-of-climate-changeTo complement its Introductory e-Course on Climate Change, the UN CC:Learn has released two new resources to guide decision makers in the public and...
Written on 26/06/2014, 00:32 by admin
using-total-economic-evaluation-as-a-persuasion-tool-to-push-decision-makers-to-take-ecosystem-services-into-consideration-during-planningFrom 16th to 19th 2014, ARCOS held three validation workshops of the reports on the TEV studies conducted in Echuya landscape in Uganda, Mukura landscape...

ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND EIA

Written on 03/02/2015, 08:06 by admin
civil-society-in-rwanda-pledges-to-join-effort-advocating-for-effective-and-transparent-eiaOn 28th January 2015, civil society organizations working in Environmental conservation and sustainable development in Rwanda pledged to join their...
Written on 03/12/2014, 00:40 by admin
burundian-civil-society-organisations-pledge-to-halt-environment-degrading-activities-as-the-eia-training-closesThe civil society organizations working in conservation and sustainable development in Burundi pledged to halt the environment activities that degrade the...
Written on 16/11/2014, 23:05 by admin
arcos-organises-albertine-rift-eia-sea-leadership-building-workshopARCOS organizes a three day training workshop in Burundi to build leadership of civil society environmental assessment. The training  will...
Written on 27/10/2014, 09:16 by admin
first-issue-of-areala-news-out Dear readers, ARCOS is pleased to share with you the first issue of AREALA News, a Newsletter of the “Albertine Rift Environmental Assessment Alliance”...
Written on 20/09/2013, 03:12 by admin
report-of-the-training-of-trainers-tot-on-eia-process-and-advocacy-techniques-is-now-availableon 5 – 9 August 2013, a Training of Trainers (ToT) on EIA process and advocacy techniques was conducted in Musanze, Rwanda where leading...