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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Cheetah
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and...
Having MOOCs on protected areas is relevant for two reasons. First, too few training opportunities on the topic of protected areas exist in Africa to cover the demand. To illustrate this, almost 90%...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Read the IUCN Green List brochure:         Latest News Open Call for the testing and application of the IUCN...
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...
The Community Environment Conservation Fund (CECF) is a conservation benefits sharing model developed and implemented by IUCN to address immediate...
The CECF recognises the gap of limited community access to credit facilities, and works by providing money for the establishment of a credit fund to communities who have collectively agreed to...
Elephants in Kenya
By Phil Franks, IIED IUCN-Papaco and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) conducted a survey of non-State protected...
This study focuses on governance of protected areas (PAs) in Kenya where authority for management and governance is largely with civil society and/or private sector actors.  In governance terms...
The IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group facilitates the enhanced conservation, effective management and adequate protection of mountain protected...
Specialist Group Leader Peter JACOBS Co-chairs: Linda McMillan, Patrizia Rossi, Fausto Sarmiento, Mike Tollefson and Gillian Anderson​ Senior Advisor:...
LAKE TANGANYIKA 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, and...
SAN JUAN DE NEPOMUCENO and SANTA ROSA CAUCA Municipality Mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change considerations and decisions in spatial planning is an ongoing task in...
White-naped Mangabey recently discovered by scientists in the Atewa Forest using camera traps
Scientists have discovered the globally threatened White-naped Mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) in Ghana’s Atewa Forest. The mangabey, a rare...
This newly discovered population of this endangered monkey is of enormous importance for the future of the species, but the Government of Ghana with the Government of China want to push ahead with...
Biodiversity offsets discussion
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...
Pronghorn antelope in western Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park pronghorn migration, this herd of 400 pronghorn form the longest land mammal migration in the USA.
IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group links landscapes, reducing fragmentation and enabling migratory flows essential to a...
Specialist Group Leader  Gary Tabor   IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Visit the ...
Uganda is developing a National REDD+ Strategy as a long-term measure for tackling deforestation and forest degradation, ensuring sustainable forest management, and enhancing carbon stocks and forest...

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