Eastern and Southern Africa

Women and children in Talise, Vanuatu

Signs of progress on women’s role in tackling climate change

To mark International Women’s Day, IUCN is celebrating the progress made in recognising the role of women in national and regional climate change agendas. …  

08 Mar 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New data on African elephant populations released

The fifth update on the status of the African elephant released today covers 37 range States and includes new or updated information for 194 sites, including 39 new survey areas, mainly in Eastern and Central Africa. …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story

Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN draws the world’s attention to nature-based solutions for development

Speaking at the recent Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, IUCN’s President urged delegates to consider nature as real capital and a prerequisite for socio-economic development rather than an impediment to it. …  

26 Feb 2013 | News story

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IUCN President briefed on IUCN work in eastern and southern Africa, meets Members in Kenya

IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng held discussions with IUCN Members in Kenya and IUCN Regional Office staff to get first-hand information on the implementation of the IUCN Programme in eastern and southern Africa region. These meetings were held on February 21, 2013 alongside his participation the 27th Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held from 18 to 22 February 2013 at the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya. …  

26 Feb 2013 | News story
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Turtle release

New funds for Europe overseas’ BEST!

The Director General of IUCN and the Director of the French Aid Agency (AFD) signed a financial agreement of 800,000 Euros last December. The grant aims at supporting the BEST initiative for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, as well as IUCN’s work on the establishment of a dedicate tool for Europe overseas’ biodiversity.  …  

22 Feb 2013 | News story
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SOS RAG, Mali Elephants, Carlton Ward Jr

Surviving the War for Mali's Elephants

The following article is an adaptation of an original blog post written by Dr. Susan Canney, Project Leader with the Mali Elephant Project initiated by WILD Foundation; an SOS Rapid Action Grantee. …  

20 Feb 2013 | News story

Vice-Presidents of IUCN 2013-2016: Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Pakistan; Mr. Miguel Pellerano, Argentina; Dr John Robinson, USA;  and Ms Marina von Weissenberg, Finland. 
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IUCN Council appoints Vice-Presidents for 2013-16

Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistan), Mr. Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), Dr John Robinson (USA) and Ms Marina von Weissenberg (Finland), have been named Vice-Presidents of IUCN for 2013-16. …   | French | Spanish

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Community-based, sustainable and commercially viable Aloe vera products as alternative income for fisherwomen in Bar Reef Special Management Area in Kalpitiya

SEED Initiative: 10 years old and growing

The SEED Initiative, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy, recently marked its 10th anniversary by celebrating numerous projects that are creating jobs while safeguarding the environment. …  

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Inception workshop for 'Implementing a resilience framework to support climate change adaptation in the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin' Project in Kisumu October 2012.

Project seeks to enhance resilience to climate change in the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin

IUCN and its partners are implementing a project that seeks to improve the understanding of the science on climate change and demonstrate social and ecological resilience in the hotspots of the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin. The project will enhance learning on climate change adaptation from local to regional levels, and the evidence from adaptation approaches will inform policies across sectors.
 

10 Dec 2012 | News story
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Park rangers with a rhino that has been poached for its horn

Wildlife Conservation Day highlights action against wildlife crime

In response to growing concern about illegal trade in wildlife, the US Department of State has declared 4 December as Wildlife Conservation Day and is calling for individuals across the world to support threatened species by signing up to a Wildlife Pledge. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes this initiative given the recent escalation of poaching for a number of species that is compromising decades-long efforts towards the conservation and sustainable use of wild species. …  

04 Dec 2012 | News story


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