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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10th July 2020 — The African Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) expresses its concern about the reported...
The African Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (AfESG) is aware of the recent cluster of deaths of at least 281 elephants in the areas around Seronga in the Okavango...
The climate and biodiversity crisis present challenges that are today greater than ever. The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is particularly...
Background The coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is a hotspot of biodiversity hosting over 2,200 species of fish, five species of marine turtles and more than...
IUCN was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland resources and has achieved some notable successes.
 Availability and access to water resources have a strong bearing on patterns of economic growth and social development in the eastern and southern Africa region. It has become increasingly important...
The Forest Landscape & Livelihoods thematic area in Eastern and Southern Africa aims to deploy nature-base solutions to regional challenges, including climate change, through effective and...
Recognizing the interdependency of the three pillars of sustainable development - social, economic and environmental, IUCN’s work in Eastern and Southern Africa underscores the fact that sustainable...
The Blue Solutions project is a global initiative co-implemented by IUCN, UNEP, GRID-Arendal and GIZ that provides a global platform to collate,...
Blue Solutions synthesizes lessons learnt and best practice in marine and coastal management – innovative concepts and practical approaches that inspire action towards healthy ecosystems that sustain...
In late 2017, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), IUCN launched an initiative on marine plastics and...
The overall goal of this three-year initiative is that governments and regional bodies within the WIO region promote, enact and enforce legislation and other effective measures that contain and...
The CRCC initiative aims at improving the contribution of ecosystem services to addressing societal challenges arising as a result of climate...
CRCC is doing this by promoting the use of nature as a solution to support integrated approaches to issues such as economic and social development, climate change adaptation, food security, water...
The WIO region lacks coherent systems of governance to support more diverse management of marine and coastal resources. As a result, local-level...
This project, implemented in Mozambique, Seychelles, Kenya and Tanzania, builds on existing experiences and knowledge to enhance socio-ecological resilience and biodiversity conservation by...
Save Our Mangroves Now! is a joint commitment of BMZ, IUCN and WWF to intensify efforts in mangrove conservation.
It aims to upscale and focus global efforts to stop and reverse the decrease and degradation of mangrove habitats, and supports the target of the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) to increase the global...
Seabed mining effects will probably not be confined to the sea floor, argues a Proceedings of the National Academy (PNAS) journal article from the...
Deep-sea mining activities are anticipated to begin soon for copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese and other valuable metals as interest has grown substantially in the last decade. Most research assessing...

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