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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    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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    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building – where we stand


    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and there are now over 7,000 of them mainly from European and North American universities. MOOCs are a...

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