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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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  • Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Photo: © Alexis McGivern/Gallifrey Foundation

    Geneva meeting deliberates on global convention to address plastic pollution

    06.12.2018

    Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention to beat plastic pollution.

  • ICCA General Assembly 2018 held in Bishoftu, Ethiopia Photo: ICCA Consortium

    Focus on indigenous and conserved community areas

    03.12.2018

    In the closing months of 2018, the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) has been working with the ICCA Consortium to consolidate work under the project Global Support Initiative (GSI) for ICCAs, an abbreviation for the territories and areas conserved...

  • New PANORAMA Solutions theme features business engagement Photo: IUCN

    PANORAMA initiative expands to showcase civil society engagement on business and biodiversity

    25.11.2018

    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new partnerships and action to mainstream biodiversity across different sectors -- a key objective of the UN...

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