Africa

L-R: Justice Ragnhild Noer, Erik Solheim, Justice Antonio Benjamin and Arnold Kreilhuber
WCEL Chair Justice Antonio Benjamin and Steering Committee Member Justice Ragnhild Noer (Supreme Court of Norway) met with the IUCN Regional Office,...
Justice Antonio Benjamin (WCEL Chair) and Ragnhild Noer (Member of the Steering Committee) were in Nairobi, Kenya on 4-6 July for a number of meetings to further engagement with partners. Continuing...
Justice Antonio Benjamin and Madam Ambassador Ana Maria Morales with the Honorable Lady Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima and Deputy Chief Justice M.S. Mwanamwambwa
Justice Antonio Benjamin travelled to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on 6-8 July meeting with representatives of the Supreme Court, Environment...
Accompanied by the Ambassador of Brazil, Ana Maria Morales, Justice Benjamin met high-level officials in Zambia on 6-8 July to increase cooperation with, and membership in, the World Commission on...
Kenya pipeline development
Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the...
Economic development in Africa is for a large part focused on major 'development corridors' designed to boost agricultural production, natural resource exports and economic integration. Today, 33...
Chad pledge announcement
13 July 2017 - Chad has pledged to restore 5 million hectares by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge at today’s Southern Africa (SADC+) Bonn Challenge...
A global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030, the Bonn Challenge has received unprecedented support from...
Sanjiangyuan National Park,  Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
The IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group facilitates the enhanced conservation, effective management and adequate protection of mountain protected...
Specialist Group Leader Peter JACOBS Co-chairs: Linda McMillan, Patrizia Rossi, Fausto Sarmiento, Mike Tollefson and Gillian Anderson​ Senior Advisor:...
SEED Winner
New York, 13 July 2017 - Bags made from banana stem leftovers in Kenya, school benches manufactured from plastic wastes and other locally sourced...
The SEED global partnership recognizes the most innovative, environmentally friendly start-ups in developing countries and provides them with business know-how support and profile regionally and...
Malawi NFLRA launch
The government of Malawi launched its National Forest Landscape Restoration Assessment (NFLRA) report and strategy at the Southern Africa (SADC+)...
Honourable Bright Msaka SC, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, from the government of Malawi, opened the session saying, “Forests are critical to the social and economic development of...
A Soliga paying his obeisance at a Devaru site in the temple and wildlife reserve.
Structures such as a cluster of stones, in this case, and an unusually shaped tree are accorded sacred status and worshipped.
THE IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group work on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the...
Specialist Group Co-leaders: Bas VERSCHUUREN Edwin BERNBAUM The cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved...
Pronghorn antelope in western Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park pronghorn migration, this herd of 400 pronghorn form the longest land mammal migration in the USA.
IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group links landscapes, reducing fragmentation and enabling migratory flows essential to a...
Specialist Group Leader  Gary Tabor Senior Adviser  Graeme Worboys IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group...
Engaging all actors in sustainable and equitable water management The Water Resources and Wetlands Programme (PREZOH) is a thematic programme of the International Union for the Conservation of...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Latest news! The Art of Conservation - An IUCN Green List Training event builds momentum for effective protected and conserved areas in China (May 2017) Ol Pejeta – Improving...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger has been inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2017 following the recommendation of...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex has become a new site on the World Heritage List, after UNESCO's World Heritage Committee followed IUCN’s advice to approve a 1.5-million-hectare extension to Niger’s...

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