Afrique de l'Est et du Sud

LUTHER WILLIAMSON

Joburg agency seeks to plant a million trees in five years

Managing agency for cemeteries, parks and environmental conservation Johannesburg City Parks MD Luther Williamson says that the agency aims to plant one-million trees in the next five years. …  

12 Nov 2008 | News story

Diepkloof Extreme Park, Soweto

Diepkloof gets its extreme park

In just 24 hours, Diepkloof has an inviting green park - with a big screen television to broadcast sport and other interesting programmes - where once was a dusty piece of open land. …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA)

IUCN launches 5th Round of EIA Fellowship Programme

IUCN ESARO in partnership with Capacity Development for Environmental Assessment in Africa has launched the fifth round of the Environmental Impact Assessment Professional Development Fellowship Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa. The goal of the programme is to enhance capacity in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) through learning-by-doing and to strengthen professional environmental assessment networks in the region. …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story

Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA)

Professional Development (PD) Fellowship Program for East and Southern Africa

Call for Applications for Fellowships in Environmental Assessment
Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA) in partnership with IUCN East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), with financial support from Swedish International development Agency (SIDA), is launching a fifth round of fellowships for promising environmental assessment professionals from East and Southern Africa. CLEAA works in partnership with various environmental assessment leaders nationally, regionally and globally, to promote and enhance Africa’s capacity in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for better environmental governance and sustainable development. …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story

Pastoralist communities in Kenya

WISP launches pastoralism report

The World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism recently launched a report on Total Economic Value of Pastoralism.The World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism recently launched a report on Total Economic Value of Pastoralism. The official launch of the report, at the recent World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, was aimed at highlighting the value of pastoralism in order to draw attention to the wide range of goods and services that are provided by pastoral systems. This report is based on a study in six countries - Ethiopia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Peru and Spain. …  

18 Oct 2008 | News story

Kalama Conservancy in Kenya’s dry lands of Samburu District

Drylands are not wastelands

Drylands cover over 40% of the earth’s land surface. They are home to more than 2 billion people, most of whom live in developing countries and are among the poorest in the world. The natural resources on which the majority of dryland dwellers depend are fast disappearing, making desertification one of today’s greatest environmental challenges. Climate change is likely to exacerbate these challenges.  But is it all doom and gloom? A panel of high profile global drylands experts met during the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss ways of increasing investment in sustainable drylands management in the face of adverse effects of climate change.   …  

17 Oct 2008 | News story

Former IUCN President, Valli Moosa and ESARO Head of Constituency, Hastings Chikoko talking to some Eastern Africa members

Eastern and southern Africa members ready for the exciting “one-Union” journey

IUCN members from eastern and southern Africa held a series of side-meetings during the IUCN World Conservation Congress during which they renewed their commitment to ensure collaboration among the union’s three components – commissions, members and the secretariat. In order to facilitate cooperation, the members have begun a process to establish a sub-regional committee that reflects the recent merger of eastern and southern Africa regions …  

15 Oct 2008 | News story

ITTO Biodiversity Guidelines tested in Production Forest in Cameroon

The Future of Biodiversity in Africa

Les leaders de la protection de la nature en Afrique devraient « aller au-delà des projets sans ambition » et « faire de la biodiversité le fondement du développement africain », en liant les services aux écosystèmes pour reconnaître la nature comme un atout pour le bien-être de la société, selon Mohamed Bakarr, Vice Président de Conservation Internationale. M. Bakarr s’est exprimé lors d’un atelier sur l’Avenir de la Biodiversité en Afrique, réuni par l’UICN en conjonction avec le Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group à Dar es Salaam en Tanzanie. …   | English

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Kenyan Members resolve to work with Secretariat

IUCN members based in Kenya met in the capital, Nairobi, recently to discuss ways of increasing their participation in IUCN programmes. …  

12 Sep 2008 | News story

Women at pump, Tanzania

IUCN and African Development Bank join forces for Africa

IUCN has teamed up with the African Development Bank to work together on conservation and sustainable development projects. …  

13 Aug 2008 | News story

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