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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Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  A recent training...
During the workshop held 25-26 October in Ho in the Volta region of Ghana, 30 participants came together to learn and share experiences. The group included representatives from 22 national and...
IUCN, along with the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds) and the Netherlands Ministry of...
Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  In order to ensure the sustainable use of these natural assets, there must...
By Judge Elisa Samuel - The Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique hosted the 2nd Regional Symposium on the theme, Greening the...
The overall objective of the 2nd Regional Symposium on Greening the Judiciary in Africa was to promote a move to sustainable capacity-building. The symposium was jointly organized by a diverse group...
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 Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment took place from 17-21 September 2018 in Nairobi at UN...
The Maputo African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, adopted in 2003, became effective in 2016. However, the first Conference of the Parties, essential to...
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,...
Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney

Wildlife conservation that uses community partnerships is working for people and threatened species across Africa, write Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney of IUCN's Sustainable Use and Livelihoods...

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...
The National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning (NTCLUP) was re-launched during a 2.5 day capacity building workshop held on 5th to 7th...
The workshop to re-launch and build capacity of the NTCLUP was officially opened by the Director General of the National Land Use Planning Commission, Dr. Stephen Nindi.  It was attended by...
A one-day National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning was held on 9th August, 2018, at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia. The...
The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Zambia Institute of Planners (ZIP) as part of the National Planning Conference 2018 that was officially opened by Hon. Dr. Edify Hamukabe,...
PAPACO has been running Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for professionals dedicated to protected areas and conservation since 2015. The four MOOCs...
What are MOOCs? By definition, a MOOC is a course taking place entirely online, it is free of charge and anybody can participate, whether you are a professional or merely interested in one of the...
Establishing the Governance Working Group in the Mangai landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a crucial step in managing forests...
Created between 1940-1944, the Mangai protected area has an area of ​​1,176,875 hectares and is an IUCN Protected Area Category VI.  More than one million inhabitants located in many villages and...

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