East and Southern Africa

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “East and Southern Africa” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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PAPACO has been running Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for professionals dedicated to protected areas and conservation since 2015. The four MOOCs...
What are MOOCs? By definition, a MOOC is a course taking place entirely online, it is free of charge and anybody can participate, whether you are a professional or merely interested in one of the...
Although the IUCN Green List Standard has been developed as the basis of a certification process for the recognition and increase of the number of...
By Beatrice Chataigner, Programme Officer – IUCN Green List, IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa The way the Kenyan Park agency (Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS) is using the IUCN Green List (GL) standard...
Uganda's forest landscapes are precious in so many ways, but the country continues to lose its important forest assets at an unprecedented rate. In...
Uganda’s diverse forests and forest ecosystems play a critical role for both human development and nature conservation. Through the water cycle and soil protection, Uganda’s forests are an...
IUCN engages directly in biodiversity conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and...
The CAS programme draws on evidence-based and best practice approaches to enhance the conservation and management of biodiversity and ecosystems in Eastern and Southern Africa. CAS operates through a...
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-Rio Tinto Natural Capital Project attempts to identify and quantify biodiversity and ecosystem services values in key regions where Rio Tinto operates, in order to incorporate the value of...
Manama, Bahrain – Tanzania has been urged to not proceed with plans to log 143,638 ha in the Selous Game Reserve today at UNESCO’s World Heritage...
"Deforestation of such a large area in the core of the reserve, which provides critical habitat for iconic African species, will clearly put the Selous Game Reserve’s ecosystem and wildlife in great...
By Luther Bois Anukur, Regional Director, IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa
That the issue of marine plastic pollution has reached the apex of global environmental decision-making is not in dispute. From the Group of Seven (G7) to the United Nations Environment Assembly (...
In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union...
Four new natural sites in Canada, Colombia, France and Mexico are also recommended by IUCN for inscription on the World Heritage List. IUCN’s advice has been released today by UNESCO and is...
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...
The Resilient Coasts Initiative was initially catalyzed by the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which led to the development of the MFF-Asia...
The Resilient Coasts Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods using a “resilience framework” that integrates four components...
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...

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