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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Conservation areas and species Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Alicia Wirz

Conservation Areas and Species

IUCN engages in biodiversity conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and Species (CAS).


The Resilient Coasts Photo: The Resilient Coasts Initiative

The Resilient Coasts Initiative

The Resilient Coasts Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods using a resilience framework


Biodiversity, economics and business Photo: MOZAMBIQUE TEAM

Business and Biodiversity

The Global Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) was established in 2003 to influence and support private partners in addressing environmental and social issues.


Water and Wetlands Water and Wetlands Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Alicia Wirz

Water and wetlands

IUCN was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland resources and has achieved some notable successes.


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