Eastern and Southern Africa

The countries of eastern and southern Africa host a vast variety and abundance of the world’s biological and natural resources, including 7 of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

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  • people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments

    20.04.2018

    Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.

  • Mangrove workshop group photo Mangrove workshop group photo Photo: Julika Tribukait/WWF

    Western Indian Ocean and Asia regional experts identify gaps in mangrove conservation best practices in a scoping workshop

    18.04.2018

    Under the umbrella of the Save Our Mangroves Now! (SOMN!) initiative, IUCN and WWF German co-organised a scoping workshop on best practices in mangrove conservation. The workshop brought together participants from government ministries and agencies as well as...

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché

    06.04.2018

    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

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