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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National land-use planning laws and institutional frameworks are essential for materializing the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 into concrete local action. Land-use planning laws not...
Nairobi, Kenya November 18-23, 2019.
The congress which wil be held from 18 - 23 November 2019 is expected to review Africa’s overall progress towards implementing global commitments related to conservation as well as discuss challenges...
The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress shares knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for...
Visit the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 website Discover The Promise of Sydney What are protected areas?
IUCN, together with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Life Cycle...
Co-founded by leading environmental consulting firm Quantis and ecodesign centre EA, the PLP is a multi-stakeholder initiative to develop better metrics that will help companies identify operational...
By Michael Kwame Nkonu. Like many countries in East Africa, Tanzania is dealing with the impacts of climate change which are often manifested in...
Tanzania is a rapidly growing economy with annual growth rates averaging 6.73 percent from 2002. Agriculture remains critical to the economy and contributes about 25% to GDP. There is a significant...
Through the MARPLASTICCs project, IUCN is working with South Africa, one of the world’s top 20 contributors of marine plastic pollution, to close the...
Earlier this year, IUCN and South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) held a Theory of Change (ToC) workshop in Pretoria as a first step towards tackling the plastic pollution in South...
WCEL announces a new regional report by Dr Diomandé Dro Hyacinth
With many thanks to Dr Diomandé Dro Hyacinth, WCEL now has a regional report on the effectiveness of relative norms in international environmental law in Africa. The report is available in French and...
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...
Climate change is integrated across all of ESARO’s thematic areas, as one of the most pressing concerns today across the Eastern and Southern Africa...
IUCN’s work in this region seeks to ensure that climate change related policies, plans and strategies emphasize the role of ecosystems (forests, drylands, marine, coastal and wetlands) in supporting...
The BIOPAMA Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa is hosting a webinar on protected area data and information tools on Wednesday, 20 February at...
In Eastern and Southern Africa, the BIOPAMA programme works with existing institutions in the regions to establish the Regional Resource Hubs (RRH). This will be a regional node for the BIOPAMA...
Mascarene Island Plant Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Vikash Tatayah and Stéphane Baret Red List Authority Coordinators: Joel Duponx and Kersley Pynee
Kilombero Valley, where Tanzania’s Kilombero Catchment is located, is immensely important to the nation and to the world due to its precious wetlands...
The Kilombero Catchment supports a strong and prosperous agricultural sector. It also stabilises the functioning of the ecosystems at the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site and the Selous Game Reserve,...

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