Africa

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Africa.

The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern...
Inger Andersen
Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries...
The event also welcomed new restoration pledges from the governments of Chiapas (Mexico) and Nigeria, which now bring the total Bonn Challenge commitments to 160.2 million hectares. “The voice...
Eastern Gorilla
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
IUCN engages directly in biodiversity conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and Species (CAS) The CAS programme draws on...
Catarata dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros NP
Two key publications from the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series, Governance of Protected Areas, and Urban Protected Areas, ...
GIZ supported the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Guidelines Nos. 20 and 22 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB), financed in the framework of the International Climate...
Rainforest Parks and People website
  CEESP NEWS - By Rainforest Foundation UK The Rainforest Foundation UK has launched Rainforest Parks and People – an interactive website aimed at...
© The Rainforest Foundation UK The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has launched Rainforest Parks and People – an interactive website aimed at increasing the transparency and...
Participants at the SULi East and Southern Africa meeting, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe May 2017
CEESP News - by Dr Rebecca Cross, Programme Officer, SULi  In the last 6 months, SULi has revised its strategy due to an urgent need to build...
To achieve this, SULi has been focused on operationalising regional SULi groups, with an East and Southern Africa meeting held in Zimbabwe in May of this year (read the full report here) and a...
Bala Ibrahim Girku
CEESP News - by Bala Ibrahim Girku (1), Abdullahi Hassan (2), Golo Mustapha Yakubu (3), and Kaltho Kharbal James (4) This article assesses...
Erosion Trend Assessment Riverbank failure has been a major problem in Saye watershed for the past 8years. The slope instability problem started since 2008 and had been gaining ground and...
Traditional Custodian of Sacred Natural Sites, at a gathering in Nanyuki, Kenya, 2012
CEESP News - by Fiona Wilton, The Gaia Foundation Deep in Ethiopia's Rift Valley, a group of African custodians met in 2015 to discuss how to...
Traditional Custodian of Sacred Natural Sites, at a gathering in Nanyuki, Kenya, 2012. Photo credit: Jess Phillimore The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) passed Resolution...
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:...
iSimangaliso World Heritage site: Illegal wildlife trade is one of the issues of protected areas in Africa. The BIOPAMA Observatories collect and provide the best information about such threats for better decisions
In 2011, the European Union (EU) and the ACP Group of States mandated IUCN and JRC, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, to...
The partnership The BIOPAMA partnership combines the protected areas and the biodiversity conservation expertise of IUCN with the scientific know how of the Joint Research Centre. It builds on...
IUCN protected area management categories classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognised by...
IUCN Protected Area Categories System Ia Strict Nature Reserve: Category Ia are strictly protected areas set aside to protect biodiversity and also possibly geological/geomorphical...

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