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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Although the IUCN Green List Standard has been developed as the basis of a certification process for the recognition and increase of the number of...
By Beatrice Chataigner, Programme Officer – IUCN Green List, IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa The way the Kenyan Park agency (Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS) is using the IUCN Green List (GL) standard...
At first glance, they seem identical – Two neighbouring communities, Murugu and Kaden, bordering Mole National Park in Ghana. Both are surrounded by...
Women & the shea nut market The shea nut business is a female domain. Women collect the nuts and produce shea butter and local soap for domestic and global consumption. African shea nuts are hip...
Uganda's forest landscapes are precious in so many ways, but the country continues to lose its important forest assets at an unprecedented rate. In...
Uganda’s diverse forests and forest ecosystems play a critical role for both human development and nature conservation. Through the water cycle and soil protection, Uganda’s forests are an...
Call for Applications: deadline 31 August. The workshop for Africa aims to strengthen the capacity of young leaders to take action in support of...
The workshop for AFRICA will be held in partnership with the African Widlife Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya at the end of October 2018. The GYBN regional Youth Capacity Building workshop for Africa...
Created after the regionalization and decentralization process initiated by the IUCN Secretariat in 2006, the PACO region was born from the merger of...
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...
In Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso, IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Programme recently delivered a training workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs)...
IUCN’s Nadine McCormick noted this workshop differed from previous trainings due to the high numbers of participants from the private and public sector. However, she said, it offered an opportunity...
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...
The "water and environment" competition for journalists released its winners on this wednesday 18th july. Two journalists from Burkina Faso and Benin...
The first prize goes to Mr. Abdou Karim SAWADOGO from Burkina Faso, for his report entitled "Lake Boukou in Bourzanga - an economic lung threatened with asphyxia" published in the daily paper...
The desert in Africa is always hungry, looking for fertile land to devour. The SAWAP project develops new ways to fight the desert, for instance with...
It happens to the best players on this planet. From the car industry to sustainable land use: finding a great solution does not mean you solved the problem. Take for example the ‘run-flat-tire’. As...
LE CRI DE LA FORET - REDD+ Cameroun (fr)
Under the umbrella of the Save Our Mangroves Now! (SOMN!) initiative, IUCN and WWF German co-organised a scoping workshop on best practices in...
The workshop started with a field visit to the well-known Mikoko Pamoja mangrove conservation project in the Gazi bay, followed by two days of intense discussion and brainstorming. Ambassador Peter...

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