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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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...
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...
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...
Created after the regionalization and decentralization process initiated by the IUCN Secretariat in 2006, the PACO region was born from the merger of...
Lake Tanganyika Tanzania Most of Tanzania’s threats to biodiversity and the environment are an outcome of land use practices. Tanzania is positively contributing to the implementation of the CBD,...
With the disastrous impacts of palm oil on biodiversity from a global perspective, there are no simple solutions.
At the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i in September 2016, IUCN’s Members established the IUCN Oil Palm Task Force to undertake a situation analysis on oil palm and biodiversity...
The "WCEL Country and Region Reports" webpage continues to grow. A new report is now posted in French detailing the current status of the African...
With many thanks to Mohamed Ali Mekouar, the webpage "WCEL Country and Region Reports" now includes a French-language article titled "La Convention africaine sur la conservation de la nature en...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
On July 5, communities around the globe gathered together to show their support for the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign. Maria Auma, a proud and...
Why Children? We all recalled the time when we were young children, growing up in school and how simple activities shaped our ideas into what we are today. School was our safe space to be silly,...
Sustainability and inclusion strategy for growth corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN)
SUMMARY: IUCN is leading the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa), which applies the landscape approach to support climate-resilient, inclusive green...

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