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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  • Rwanda- Costa Rica Mou Rwanda's enironment Minister Vincent Biruta and his Costa Rican counterpart Carlos Manuel Rodriguez sign  Photo: IUCB ESARO

    Rwanda and Costa Rica Sign MoU to strengthen conservation efforts

    25.03.2019

    Environment Ministers of Rwanda and Costa Rica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen collaboration on key environmental conservation programmes in the two countries. The MoU was signed on March 15, 2019 on the sidelines of the United Nations...

  • Kalambo Nature Reserve, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Kasukura Nyamaka

    Roadmap to Tanzania’s first miombo nature reserve

    20.03.2019

    Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). It is a resource-rich region inhabited mainly by the Fipa people...

  • group photo - 40 people with banner in back Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    The Restoration Initiative: A chance to learn from one another

    14.03.2019

    The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme partners gathered for a 5-day knowledge sharing and planning workshop. The workshop offered the first real-...

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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.

 

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

 

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

Conservation Areas and Species

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

 

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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