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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    Be part of the BIOPAMA TEAMs


    The BIOPAMA Regional Resource Hub (RRH) is a knowledge hub for the Eastern and Southern African region that supports better decision-making for fair and effective management and governance of protected and conserved areas. The Regional Resource Hub is calling...

  • Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Photo: Bastian Bertzky

    IUCN report shines light on Africa’s natural wonders and identifies potential new World Heritage sites


    A new IUCN report aiming to assist African countries in World Heritage conservation identifies 20 remarkable nature areas across Africa that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status. It also provides for the first time a summary of the conservation...

  • Sebeya restoration pic 2 Photo: IUCN ESARO

    Sebeya river protection contributes to the citizens’ sustainable development


    The Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Water Resources Board in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) are implementing the Embedding Integrated Water Resources Management...

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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).


Climate Change ESARO header Photo: IUCN ESARO

Climate Change in Esaro

Climate change is integrated across all of ESARO’s thematic areas, as one of the most pressing concerns today across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.


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


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