África del Este y del Sur

Raoul du Toit Peter Scott Award

Rhino conservationist honoured

On 19th October, the IUCN Species Survival Commission presented the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit to Zimbabwean Raoul du Toit, in recognition of his exceptional efforts and successes in the field of African rhino conservation. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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Sudan Marketing Workshop

Communities to benefit more from trees in NE Sudan

Natural resources in NE Sudan offer win-win solutions: natural products from indigenous trees and other plants are well adapted to local climatic conditions, they contribute to environmental conservation and they can contribute to sustainable income generation in local communities.  

04 Jun 2009 | News story

Traditional and modern energy use.

No energy security without ecosystem security in Eastern and Southern Africa

Experts have designed a series of ecosystem and livelihood principles for energy decision-makers, which are relevant not just regionally but globally. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Kalama Conservancy in Kenya’s dry lands of Samburu District

IUCN drylands strategy gains momentum

IUCN ESARO organised and hosted a Global Drylands strategy meeting at the Wasaa Conservation Area from March 16th – 19th. Participants came from around the world and included Regional Technical Coordinators, Commission members and Staff from the Ecosystem Management Programme in Gland. This positive and productive three day meeting led to an agreement over the Dryland Programme’s strategic objectives and a plan of action for developing a Global Drylands Initiative. …  

08 Apr 2009 | News story
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Members of Ruvu community in the Pangani River Basin and participants during a field visit

Training workshop clarifies the link between climate and livelihoods

The Global Water Initiative recently organized a workshop on CRiSTAL (Community-based Risk Screening - Adaptation and Livelihoods) for its implementing partners in Tanzania. The three-day CRiSTAL workshop, held in Same District of Kilimanjaro Region, was facilitated by IUCN’s Regional Climate Change Coordinator Excellent Hachileka and drew 18 participants from Tanzania’s central and local government agencies and NGOs. …  

08 Apr 2009 | News story
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Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

IUCN celebrates Africa Environment Day

IUCN US joined other Africaphiles on March 23rd at the South African Embassy in Washington to celebrate Africa Environment Day 2009. …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

Some of the Participants in Maputo advocacy meeting

IUCN Mozambique Hosts Advocacy Workshop

Landscapes and Livelihoods Strategy (LLS) and The World Initiative on Sustainable pastoralism (WISP) organized a workshop recently in Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss ways of strengthening their advocacy activities. The three-day workshop, which drew participants from 8 countries, covered topics which included political analysis, multi-stakeholder dialogue, barrier analysis and communication, and how they can be applied in advocacy work to enhance impact. …  

18 Mar 2009 | News story
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Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

ESARO Addresses Regional Water Problems

Water resources play a vital role in development and are critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, hunger, health and environment.  However, the water forecast for Eastern and Southern Africa region is bleak as a number of basins within the region are already suffering from water scarcity or water stress. …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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