Eastern and Southern Africa


Le Rwanda relève désormais de la région Afrique orientale et australe de l’UICN

A la demande de son gouvernement, le Rwanda va désormais relever de la région Afrique orientale et australe de l’UICN (ESARO) plutôt que du Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale (PACO). …  

19 Oct 2011 | News story
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Me holding a penguin

Penguin patrol

IUCN’s Caroline Edgar recently spent two weeks living, breathing and talking penguins on South Africa’s famous Robben Island and her life will never be the same. …  

18 Oct 2011 | News story


IWRM experiences shared between Kenya and Mozambique

Experiences on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) planning process from the Lower Tana in Kenya have been used in developing an IWRM plan for Chicualacuala district in Mozambique. The IWRM planning process was conducted in the two administrative areas namely Mapai and Eduardo Mondlane with funding from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and facilitated by IUCN-ESARO and Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) - Lower Tana Sub-catchment. …  

05 Oct 2011 | News story
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IUCN supports strategy on gender and climate change in Tanzania

About forty participants from various government ministries and civil society organizations in Tanzania met last week to develop a national strategy on gender and climate change. Hosted by the Division of Environment in the Vice President’s Office, the workshop was facilitated by the IUCN Tanzania office and the IUCN Global Gender Programme; and ran for three days from 28 to 30 September 2011. …  

04 Oct 2011 | News story
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Slices of dried Devil´s Claw tubers in the hands of a local harvester, Botswana

Jewels of the Kalahari

For poor people living in the drylands of Southern Africa, sustainably harvesting and marketing a range of valuable natural products could help lift their fortunes. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

Conserving the grasslands of northern Kenya for people and wildlife

Striking a balance

There’s a growing realisation that successful conservation comes from strengthening governance processes and involving the people who live with and depend on nature. In northern Kenya, IUCN and partners, with support from UKaid and other donors, are helping to secure a future for endangered Grevy’s zebra and the people who share a land with this iconic species. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

Improving the lives of people living in refugee camps and reducing pressure on the local environment.

Easing the pressure

The Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, the biggest in the world, is vastly overstretched due to an influx of people fleeing conflict in the wider Eastern Africa region. The local environment is equally feeling the strain. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

Nature loses a heroine

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71. …   | Spanish

26 Sep 2011 | News story


A regional conservation showcase closes at the IUCN Pavilion in Johannesburg

A four-day exhibition of conservation activities implemented in the Eastern and Southern Africa region closes today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The IUCN Green Pavilion was organized as a platform for showcasing conservation activities that contribute to biodiversity management, livelihoods, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

23 Sep 2011 | News story
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