Africa

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Africa” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Lake Tanganyika Tanzania Most of Tanzania’s threats to biodiversity and the environment are an outcome of land use practices. Tanzania is positively contributing to the implementation of the CBD,...
On 11th May, 2018, 48 councilors, members of the district planning team and conservationists from Nkasi District Council, Katavi National Park, Lwafi...
The first workshop, an inter-district workshop, was held on 21st and 22nd February, 2018, at Lake Chila Lodge Conference in Mbala, Zambia. It brought together councilors, traditional leaders and...
From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
The Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological...
Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for...
The launch marked the end of the development of capacity building modules initiated in early 2017 with the identification of a suite of necessary competences for integrated planning.  The course is...
CEESP News - by Aroha Te Pareake Mead, CEESP Chair, 2008-2016 The work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and...
  The work of IPBES has direct relevance to CEESP at many different levels.  IPBES has made clear that inclusion of indigenous and local knowledge in ecosystem assessments is essential. In the IPBES...
San Juan de Nepomuceno and Santa Rosa Cauca Municipality Mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change considerations and decisions in spatial planning is an ongoing task in...
IUCN Director General Inger Andersen visited the West African region from 25 February to 4 March 2018. She visited Mauritania and Senegal where IUCN...
IUCN is celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018 and the Director General’s first visit to the region since taking office in 2015 was an opportunity to celebrate this event. She used the occasion to...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Institute for International Development (IIED) are proud to launch...
Combating the surge of illegal wildlife trade (IWT) devastating wildlife populations is an urgent global priority for conservation. The sudden and rapid escalation of IWT on the international agenda...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
The Resilient Coasts Initiative was initially catalyzed by the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which led to the development of the MFF-Asia...
The Resilient Coasts Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods using a “resilience framework” that integrates four components...
IUCN has a long history of engagement in water and wetlands conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland...
IUCN protected area management categories classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognised by...
IUCN Protected Area Categories System   View the publication: Guidelines for applying protected area management categories including IUCN WCPA best practice guidance on recognising protected...

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