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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In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—...
“We don’t need to tell the women about forests, they know their value and they’re ready to strike a balance between protecting and managing them.” – Jackie Siles, IUCN Global Gender Office Malawi...
By Michael Kwame Nkonu, IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa Programme Coordinator - Business and biodiversity are often seen as unrelated, at least, this is the case...
In Tanzania, engagement in biodiversity conservation is championed by business leaders through the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania (CEOrt) – a unique approach that could be instrumental in systemic change...
Since mid-2014, IUCN (led by SULi), TRAFFIC – the wildlife trade monitoring network, and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) have collaborated with a range of partners on...
The fruits of the Allanblackia, a tree considered vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, are harvested in the tropical rain belt of...
Around the year 2000, the global consumer goods company, Unilever, began to realise the great potential of Allanblackia seeds as a new source of oil that could be used in their products. They set out...
"It is high time now that we come together and fight for this ... for ourselves and for our future .... it is upon us, the investigators, the...
Facing the most significant population decrease in some of its emblematic wild species in recent times, Tanzania has started to gather forces to reinforce protection of wildlife. It is in this...
At its 50th session held in Washington DC in early June, the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved several major initiatives led...
The main project, The Restoration Initiative - Fostering innovation and integration in support of the Bonn Challenge, is a programme led by IUCN which will be implemented in partnership with the Food...
Land degradation touches almost one third of all land on the planet, affecting 1.5 billion people. On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought...
Lands of hope: see the full multimedia article  
Around the world, wildlife is being depleted by illegal activities at an alarming rate, depriving local populations and national economies of...
Moreover, this loss has a significant impact on national and regional security. Poaching in Sub-Saharan Africa for example has been subject to a growing professionalization, largely controlled by...
During the Africa High Level Bonn Challenge Roundtable on 26-27 July 2016, ministers and government officials representing 13 African countries...
Kigali Declaration on Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa   We, Ministers of African countries and representatives gathered in Kigali on July 26th and 27th, 2016 for the Africa High Level Bonn...
Thailand, the world’s largest exporter of seahorses, decided on Friday to end seahorse exports until it can address the threats they pose to wild...
Project Seahorse*, which acts as the IUCN SSC SPS SG, first discovered the nature and scale of the seahorse trade in Thailand and generated CITES’ global restrictions on trade in seahorse species in...
More than 750 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa can be restored, to the benefit of vulnerable local communities and the...
The Government of Rwanda, the Secretariat of the East African Community and IUCN, supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB...
ESARO Regional Committee
Dr. Harriet Davies-Mostert – Head of Conservation, Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa   Dr Harriet Davies‐Mostert is currently Head of Conservation at the Endangered...

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