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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Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents,...
Mangrove forests are extraordinary survivalists facing the full fury of the sea. Firmly anchored where the oceans hit land, they are able to withstand powerful wave action and heavy storm surges....
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...
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 IUCN ‘Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas’ (GLPCA) is a global programme to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and...
The IUCN Green List Standard User Manual The GLPCA Standard is backed by a IUCN Green List User Manual describing the rules and procedures that entities involved in the GLPCA programme have to...
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...
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern: • ...
Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché tragically passed away on Tuesday 5 April, as the aircraft he was piloting crashed on take-off from the La...
Having trained as a tropical veterinary in Liège, Belgium, Philippe Bouché worked as a researcher in game management and coordinated anti-poaching activities and wildlife inventories...
Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for...
The launch marked the end of the development of capacity building modules initiated in early 2017 with the identification of a suite of necessary competences for integrated planning.  The course is...
Mr Ryad Bendaoud, active IUCN CEC member and president of the association Ecologique de Boumerdes, has just left us, an outstanding advocate for the...
Mr Ryad Bendaoud, president of the association Ecologique de Boumerdes has just left us, an outstanding advocate for the environment, a fervent beating of ecology and activist of nature conservation...
Training courses for professionals dedicated to protected areas and conservation have been initiated by PAPACO and are still on-going nowadays....
What are MOOCs? Law enforcement in protected areas (new from January 2018!) Law and regulations enforcement is one of the key aspects of protected area management. It relies on the implementation...
The Seychelles Islands Foundation has recently started a new project funded by the Indian Ocean Commission and European Union to improve biosecurity...
Invasive alien species (IAS) have long been recognised as a major threat to biodiversity, in particular on islands. SIF has been actively addressing and researching IAS for several years under...
The Blue Economy of Seychelles?
The blue economy concept has been adopted by the Seychelles Government to diversify the Seychelles economy, to ensure long-term food security, to implement and maintain sustainable management of...

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