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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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,...
Local communities have a critical role to play in combating illegal wildlife trade. The FLoD initiative excelled/demonstrated success in bringing out...
Local communities have a critical role to play in combating illegal wildlife trade (IWT). In 2016, IIED , IUCN and partners[1] launched the Local Communities: First Line of Defense against Illegal...
At the 2016 World Conservation Congress and members’ assembly, IUCN's members adopted a resolution (WCC-2016-Res-069-EN) which, for the first time,...
Why a Global Standard is needed? Without clear definition and benchmarks that enable effective transfer of NbS approaches from pilot or project scales to significantly larger scales, there is a...
Scaling forest landscape restoration (FLR) in selected countries in support of AFR100
Summary: BMZ is eager to bring FLR implementation to scale to capture associated benefits for food security, climate change resilience, and poverty alleviation. GIZ sector programme “international...
Catalysing private sector commitment to implement the Bonn Challenge: A platform for success
Summary: Progressive companies have expressed interest in expanding their forest positive commitment to embrace Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) approaches where they consider how to optimise...
Discover the PANORAMA webinar series on protected area solutions, hosted by the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme.
Stay in touch through social media (Facebook and Twitter) or Protecting the Planet newsletter to be alerted about the next PANORAMA webinars and news, or sign up to our mailing list. Past sessions (...
Made up of experts from around the world, tthe IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group leads efforts to study giraffe, okapi and the threats...
IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Noelle Kumpel and Julian FennessyRed List Authority Coordinator: David MallonWebsite2016-2017 Giraffe and Okapi SG Report
Protected area categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+...
SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to demonstrate conservation and development benefits in four targeted landscapes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) through...
In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian...
The roundtable, which was co-chaired by Maeve Nightingale, Capacity Development Manager, IUCN and Dr. Jose Erezo Padilla, Technical Adviser, Water and Oceans, Bangkok Regional Hub, United Nations...
In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to...
National members strongly reiterated how MARPLASTICCs plays a vital role in tackling the plastics challenge and supporting the government in dealing with this issue. They emphasised the need for...
In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the...
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...
The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to globally advance research and conservation of over 540 diverse reef and estuarine...
Snapper, Seabream & Grunt Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Barry Russell and Ken LindemanRed List Authority Coordinator: Barry RussellWebsite2016-2017 Snapper, Seabream and Grunt SG Report Key...

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