East and Southern Africa

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...
IUCN, along with the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds) and the Netherlands Ministry of...
Businesses rely on natural resources to operate, which can create impacts and risks as well as opportunities and benefits.  In order to ensure the sustainable use of these natural assets, there...
IUCN has a long history of engagement in water and wetlands conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland...
Congo forest aerial
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved The Restoration Initiative (TRI) that will help 10 countries define and achieve...
Led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), TRI will be implemented in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations...
A short introductory interview with Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Technical Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa.  
Welcome to IUCN Mampiti. As we sneak-previewed your LinkedIn profile, it is clear you have a lot of experience in water management, natural resources, and environmental economics. Where did this...
Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Tana Basin
A buffalo in Kruger National Park, South Africa
IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair East and Southern Africa John Waithaka   Countries of the region Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea,Ethiopia,Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar,...
A scientific expedition on the Walters Shoal seamount
Pro-People and Pro-Conservation Click here to read full report In 1982, in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, the community of Mahenye ward in the South-east Lowveld of the newly liberated...
All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation...
Businesses rely on natural resources for their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to remove waste, and maintain soil, water and air quality. At the same time, businesses can have...
The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) basin, shared between Kenya and Uganda, faces constraints from reduced water quality and quantity in large parts of the...
The cooperation among the two riparian countries has over the years evolved to a formal establishment of a Project Management Unit and a Regional Project Steering Committee under the Nile Basin...
Simien National Park, Ethiopia
Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting, taking...
The park is one the oldest natural World Heritage sites, inscribed in 1978 for its spectacular landscapes, which are home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and...

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