East and Southern Africa

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to East and Southern Africa.

IUCN engages directly in biodiversity conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and Species (CAS) The CAS programme draws on...
Catarata dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros NP
Two key publications from the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series, Governance of Protected Areas, and Urban Protected Areas, ...
GIZ supported the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Guidelines Nos. 20 and 22 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB), financed in the framework of the International Climate...
Participants at the SULi East and Southern Africa meeting, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe May 2017
CEESP News - by Dr Rebecca Cross, Programme Officer, SULi  In the last 6 months, SULi has revised its strategy due to an urgent need to build...
To achieve this, SULi has been focused on operationalising regional SULi groups, with an East and Southern Africa meeting held in Zimbabwe in May of this year (read the full report here) and a...
Traditional Custodian of Sacred Natural Sites, at a gathering in Nanyuki, Kenya, 2012
CEESP News - by Fiona Wilton, The Gaia Foundation Deep in Ethiopia's Rift Valley, a group of African custodians met in 2015 to discuss how to...
Traditional Custodian of Sacred Natural Sites, at a gathering in Nanyuki, Kenya, 2012. Photo credit: Jess Phillimore The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) passed Resolution...
huts in grassy landscape with trees and mountain. InfoFLR logo at top
A recent InforFLR.org story highlights IUCN's support for farmer-managed natural regeneration as a technique to help implement forest landscape...
Uganda has made a significant pledge to the Bonn Challenge, committing to bring 2.5 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020. Since 60% of Uganda’s population depends...
IUCN, along with the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds) and the Netherlands Ministry of...
Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  In order to ensure the sustainable use of these natural assets, there...
IUCN has a long history of engagement in water and wetlands conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland...
Congo forest aerial
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved The Restoration Initiative (TRI) that will help 10 countries define and achieve...
Led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), TRI will be implemented in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations...
A short introductory interview with Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Technical Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa.  
Welcome to IUCN Mampiti. As we sneak-previewed your LinkedIn profile, it is clear you have a lot of experience in water management, natural resources, and environmental economics. Where did this...
Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Tana Basin
A buffalo in Kruger National Park, South Africa
IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair East and Southern Africa John Waithaka   Countries of the region Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea,Ethiopia,Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar,...
A scientific expedition on the Walters Shoal seamount

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