Eastern and Southern Africa


News of Eastern and Southern Africa.

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe Photo: IUCN/Sue Mainka

    Africa is focus of new World Heritage Leadership course


    Enrolment is now open for a World Heritage Leadership course on “People, Nature, Culture” tailored for the African region. The capacity-building programme is delivered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Centre...

  • people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments


    Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.

  • Mangrove workshop group photo Mangrove workshop group photo Photo: Julika Tribukait/WWF

    Western Indian Ocean and Asia regional experts identify gaps in mangrove conservation best practices in a scoping workshop


    Under the umbrella of the Save Our Mangroves Now! (SOMN!) initiative, IUCN and WWF German co-organised a scoping workshop on best practices in mangrove conservation. The workshop brought together participants from government ministries and agencies as well as...

  • African elephants African elephants Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    Philippe Bouché


    Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La Tapoa resort in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

  • A group photo of the workshop participants A group photo of the workshop participants Photo: IUCN

    Regional capacity building workshop on integrated planning in Mbeya, Tanzania


    Representatives from national and local government agencies and NGOs from Tanzania and Zambia convened from 20 to 23 March, 2018 in Mbeya, Tanzania for a regional capacity building workshop: ‘Exploring spatial and legal policy perspectives for integrated land...


    E-learning course on integrated land use planning launched in Tanzania


    Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for climate change and biodiversity’. The course was launched on 20 March 2018, in Mbeya, Tanzania, by Dr Anna Sabrina...

  • people standing around a green sign wearing white hats Photo: IUCN / Adriana Vidal

    Global headway for Bonn Challenge at Brazil and the Republic of Congo events


    Major high-level Bonn Challenge events moved global forest landscape restoration action forward last week – from a joint strategy to pursue implementation financing in Central Africa to a pledge that nearly doubles that of one of the Bonn Challenge’s most...

  • Wildlife in Nsumbu National Park, Zambia Wildlife in Nsumbu National Park, Zambia Photo: Kevin Emslie, C4ES

    Zambia endorses its first ever climate change framework and action plan for a protected area


    Nsumbu National Park is located across the districts of Mpulungu and Nsama in Zambia’s Northern Province and falls within the biodiverse Albertine Rift region of East-Central Africa, covering an area of approximately 2,020 km². Nsumbu NP hosts...

  • lake in background with agriculture and shacks in foreground Photo: iStock / IUCN

    Toward restoration progress in Central Africa and beyond


    The 3rd African Regional High-Level Roundtable on the Bonn Challenge will take place this week (14-15 March) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss issues and stimulate actions with partners supporting forest...

  • Green List workshop in Kenya Green List workshop in Kenya Photo: Jennifer Kelleher/IUCN

    Protected area governance, equity and the Green List in Kenya


    An IUCN Green List workshop was co-organised by IUCN PAPACO and the IUCN Green List team in Kenya and held at the IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing together key actors in conservation in Kenya including the...


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