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  • Dr John Waithaka, IUCN-WCPA Regional Chair, speaks at the APAC launch Photo: IUCN

    Launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)

    08.03.2019

    Kenya will in November 2019 host the inaugural African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) to discuss conservation of the continent’s protected areas. The congress is expected to bring together resentatives from all 54 African Governments, NGOs, protected area...

  • TOC workshop participants Photo: IUCN ESARO

    How South Africa will beat plastic pollution

    22.02.2019

    Through the MARPLASTICCs project, IUCN is working with South Africa, one of the world’s top 20 contributors of marine plastic pollution, to close the plastic tap.

  • Savannah Photo: Leo Niskanen

    Invitation - webinar on protected area data data, discovery and sharing

    19.02.2019

    The BIOPAMA Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa is hosting a webinar on protected area data and information tools on Wednesday, 20 February at 13h (UTC+3).

  • Farming plot, Mnyagala, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    Blog: Mainstreaming inclusive green growth in Tanzania

    19.02.2019

    By Michael Kwame Nkonu. Like many countries in East Africa, Tanzania is dealing with the impacts of climate change which are often manifested in frequent and severe droughts in this part of the world. As observed in the 2003, 2005 and 2009...

  • yellow bird on branch with leaves all around Photo: istock

    Over 600 species and countless livelihoods depend on a plan for the future of the Kilombero Catchment

    06.02.2019

    Kilombero Valley, where Tanzania’s Kilombero Catchment is located, is immensely important to the nation and to the world due to its precious wetlands resources and ever-dependable rivers – enriching the soils and making the lands more fertile for agriculture...

  • Communities participate in learning sessions Photo: IUCN FLoD team

    Initiative ready for scale up: Local Communities First Line of Defense against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FloD)

    05.02.2019

    Local communities have a critical role to play in combating illegal wildlife trade. The FLoD initiative excelled/demonstrated success in bringing out community voices in unique ways, and identifying ways of improving interventions to combat illegal wildlife...

  • Festuca festuca is a magnificent grass species, highly prized for its robustness and traditionally indispensable to build roofs capable of withstanding the harsh weather of the Ethiopian highlands Festuca festuca is a magnificent grass species, highly prized for its robustness and traditionally indispensable to build roofs capable of withstanding the harsh weather of the Ethiopian highlands.  Photo: Grazia Borini Feyerabend

    Dynamic governance model in Ethiopia's Central Highlands

    28.01.2019

    The Guassa area in Central Highlands of Ethiopia is an excellent example of a dynamic “indigenous community conserved area” (ICCA). IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme participated in the first regional meeting of the ICCA Consortium in Africa, held...

  • Participants at the roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo, the Philippines Photo: Siriporn Sriaram, IUCN Thailand

    Marine plastic pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions

    21.01.2019

    In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo, the Philippines.

  • Field visit in privately protected area in Samoa, June 2018 Photo: IUCN/BIOPAMA

    A year in images: BIOPAMA 2018

    18.01.2019

    In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the countries and their actors, as well as assist them in achieving their conservation objectives and international...

  • Water bottles thrown by runners during the Mater Heart Run in Nairobi last year Photo: Nema Kenya

    National Steering Committee lay groundwork to tackle plastic pollution in Kenya

    15.01.2019

    In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to establish a strategic coalition, discuss project progress, review and adopt the 2018-2020 work plan, and decide...

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