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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The IUCN-ELC participated in a wildlife crime training workshop in Mwanza, Tanzania from the 16th to 19th January 2018 that was organised through the...
The target audience for this workshop were judges, magistrates and prosecutors of the Tanzanian judiciary. There were over 40 participants in attendance. We were grateful to have the Director of...
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 IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern: • ...
At the highest levels of international organisations and governments, policies and guidelines often support engagement with local stakeholders, and...
In a recent special issue by the journal Conservation and Society, several articles explored the implementation of natural resource management projects as diverse as REDD+, restoration and protected...
Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC Elephant and Rhino Programme Officer, pays tribute to one of conservation's great unsung heroes.
I write this tribute to Esmond Bradley Martin with my heart in my throat.  This is not the way a pachyderm warrior exits a crisis, how a conservation hero takes his last bow, when an inspirational...
Declining freshwater quality Photo: Rassim Khelifa A recent paper published in Current Biology by Mekonnen and Hoekstra (2018) shows that freshwater ecosystems...
Radio is generations old, but when combined with some ingenuity and a few modern technologies, it can accomplish great things. As farmers, foresters...
To accomplish its forest landscape restoration (FLR) goals, the government of Malawi confirmed through the ROAM process that engaging with farmers, specifically women, is critical to the adoption and...
Afrotheria (literally, "African mammal") includes seven groups of mammals with little superficial resemblance to one another: elephants,...
IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group Co-Chair Galen B. Rathbun  IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group Co-Chair Andrew Taylor Coordinator, Red List Authority...
The important global, national and local benefits provided by protected areas may come at a cost to communities, and any resultant experience of...
For this reason, a number of key partners have explored the concepts of equity and justice in the context of ecosystem services, to develop a framework for enhancing equity and justice in protected...
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...
Bridging water security and sustainable development
Building sustainable and inclusive growth to improve water and food security and climate resilience Africa is the next frontier for transformation through rapid economic growth. Governments and...
The IUCN World Heritage Panel recently gathered in Gland, Switzerland to review eight natural areas nominated for potential inscription on the World...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the official advisor on nature under the World Heritage Convention, and makes recommendations to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on...

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