Eastern and Southern Africa

The countries of eastern and southern Africa host a vast variety and abundance of the world’s biological and natural resources, including 7 of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

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    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building – where we stand

    16.01.2018

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and there are now over 7,000 of them mainly from European and North American universities. MOOCs are a...

  • Elephants in Kenya Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais

    An analysis of non-state protected area governance in Kenya

    15.01.2018

    By Phil Franks, IIED IUCN-Papaco and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) conducted a survey of non-State protected areas in Kenya where this type of governance is fairly common. These kinds of governance arrangements deserve...

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    The conservation and livelihoods power of a community fund in Uganda

    12.01.2018

    The Community Environment Conservation Fund (CECF) is a conservation benefits sharing model developed and implemented by IUCN to address immediate community livelihood needs through a credit scheme. This in turn motivates and empowers communities to...

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