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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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 scientific expedition on the Walters Shoal seamount
Pro-People and Pro-Conservation Click here to read full report In 1982, in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, the community of Mahenye ward in the South-east Lowveld of the newly liberated...
All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation...
Businesses rely on natural resources for their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to remove waste, and maintain soil, water and air quality. At the same time, businesses can have...
The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) basin, shared between Kenya and Uganda, faces constraints from reduced water quality and quantity in large parts of the...
The cooperation among the two riparian countries has over the years evolved to a formal establishment of a Project Management Unit and a Regional Project Steering Committee under the Nile Basin...
Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting, taking...
The park is one the oldest natural World Heritage sites, inscribed in 1978 for its spectacular landscapes, which are home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and...
Blog by Maria Ana Borges -- My recent trip to Mozambique for the SUSTAIN-Africa Initiative included consultation and engagement with small and big...
For example, if a smallholder farmer in the Xitima area (part of the Cahora Bassa District where SUSTAIN works) wishes to improve their livelihood by becoming a commercial farmer, they require access...
Africa’s protected areas, and the prolific wildlife that they protect, face significant and increasing threats (poaching, climate change, habitat...
Protected Areas and the need for massive trainings In African protected areas in particular, the demand for training far exceeds the offer. Since 2009, the Programme on African Protected Areas...
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, set on 90,000 acres in Laikipia County in Kenya, works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and generate...
Ol Pejeta is home to 114 critically endangered Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) making the Conservancy the only “Key 1” population in East Africa), 26 Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium...
Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new...
The report, Business for Sustainable Landscapes: An action agenda for sustainable development, underscores the numerous benefits that business can realise by investing in landscapes – from reducing...

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