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Acacia forest in Shagarab

Eritrea: Isolated communities come together to tackle livelihood issues

Eritreans from isolated rural communities have been encouraged to exchange experiences and knowledge aimed at sustainably managing their resources. 

26 Mar 2008 | News story

Pangani river system : state of the basin report - 2007, Tanzania

Tanzania: Working towards better ecosystems in Pangani river basin

A new project in Tanzania's Pangani river basin aims to improve water flows for the benefit of all its users. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

Dr Galen Rathbun holding the newly discovered Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi

Discovery: First New Species Of Giant Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years

Dr. Galen Rathbun, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group, and a team of collaborators confirmed the existence of a new species, Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi, in the mountains of Tanzania.  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Life, biodiversity and harvesting honey in northern Kenya

Threats to the environment such as climate change, the scramble for water, and deforestation have created an urgent need for new ways of tackling these pressing issues which cater for all types of inhabitants. …  

07 Nov 2007 | News story

Refugees in Sudan take responsibility for environmental protection of camps

Tens of thousands of mostly Eritrean refugees, living in eastern Sudan for more than 40 years, have taken the environmental rehabilitation of their camps into their own hands in partnership with hosting communities. …  

18 Oct 2007 | News story

MPs tour African river basin

Members of Parliament from three East African countries recently visited the Pangani River Water Basin in Tanzania to get an insight into the challenges facing the basin’s ecosystem as a case study in integrated water resources management. …  

28 Sep 2007 | News story

Slices of dried Devil´s Claw tubers in the hands of a local harvester, Botswana

Drylands contribute more to the economy than previously recognized

A series of case studies by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has revealed the economic contribution of drylands needs to be revalued …   | Spanish

10 Sep 2007 | International news release

Camel caravan in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Nomadism benefits the economy, new study shows

New report on the economics of nomadism reveals importance of this traditional lifestyle to the income of developing countries and international trade …  

06 Feb 2007 | International news release

IUCN Supports Djibouti in Avian Flu Initiative

The belief that water birds cause avian flu has raised concern in Djibouti, a small Eastern African country bordering the Gulf of Aden in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti is on the path of migratory water birds from the Northern Hemisphere and is seen to be particularly vulnerable to the avian flu. …  

29 Jan 2007 | News story

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