Africa

A scientific expedition on the Walters Shoal seamount
Pro-People and Pro-Conservation Click here to read full report In 1982, in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, the community of Mahenye ward in the South-east Lowveld of the newly liberated...
Engaging communities as partners in combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is increasingly recognized as critical, but has proven difficult to operationalize in a meaningful and sustainable manner...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Latest news!​ Measuring sustainable tourism and the IUCN Green List at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism (July 2017) Recognising and Inspiring Conservation...
Engaging all actors in sustainable and equitable water management
The Water Resources and Wetlands Programme (PREZOH) is a thematic programme of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Central and West African Office (IUCN-PACO). Since 2006, the...
Biodiversity offsets discussion
Who we are Since its creation in 1948, IUCN has been engaging business to help conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and...
All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation...
Businesses rely on natural resources for their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to remove waste, and maintain soil, water and air quality. At the same time, businesses can have...
L-R: Justice Ragnhild Noer, Erik Solheim, Justice Antonio Benjamin and Arnold Kreilhuber
WCEL Chair Justice Antonio Benjamin and Steering Committee Member Justice Ragnhild Noer (Supreme Court of Norway) met with the IUCN Regional Office,...
Justice Antonio Benjamin (WCEL Chair) and Ragnhild Noer (Member of the Steering Committee) were in Nairobi, Kenya on 4-6 July for a number of meetings to further engagement with partners. Continuing...
Shell Nigeria conducts field trials in the Niger Delta
In a newly published study, the most effective way to break down hydrocarbon in oil contaminated soil in the Niger Delta has been examined. The study...
Nigeria’s Niger Delta has seen oil and gas extraction since the 1950s and has sadly experienced oil spills due to theft, sabotage and industrial accidents. These oil spills have negatively impacted...
Mangroves
Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and...
Mangrove forests are particularly rich in directly harvestable seafood, timber, firewood and other plant products such as tea and roofing materials. They also provide vital protection against floods...
Justice Antonio Benjamin and Madam Ambassador Ana Maria Morales with the Honorable Lady Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima and Deputy Chief Justice M.S. Mwanamwambwa
Justice Antonio Benjamin travelled to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on 6-8 July meeting with representatives of the Supreme Court, Environment...
Accompanied by the Ambassador of Brazil, Ana Maria Morales, Justice Benjamin met high-level officials in Zambia on 6-8 July to increase cooperation with, and membership in, the World Commission on...
Kenya pipeline development
Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the...
Economic development in Africa is for a large part focused on major 'development corridors' designed to boost agricultural production, natural resource exports and economic integration. Today, 33...

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