Eastern and Southern Africa

The countries of eastern and southern Africa host a vast variety and abundance of the world’s biological and natural resources, including 7 of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

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    Over 600 species and countless livelihoods depend on a plan for the future of the Kilombero Catchment

    06.02.2019

    Kilombero Valley, where Tanzania’s Kilombero Catchment is located, is immensely important to the nation and to the world due to its precious wetlands resources and ever-dependable rivers – enriching the soils and making the lands more fertile for agriculture...

  • Communities participate in learning sessions Photo: IUCN FLoD team

    Initiative ready for scale up: Local Communities First Line of Defense against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FloD)

    05.02.2019

    Local communities have a critical role to play in combating illegal wildlife trade. The FLoD initiative excelled/demonstrated success in bringing out community voices in unique ways, and identifying ways of improving interventions to combat illegal wildlife...

  • Festuca festuca is a magnificent grass species, highly prized for its robustness and traditionally indispensable to build roofs capable of withstanding the harsh weather of the Ethiopian highlands Festuca festuca is a magnificent grass species, highly prized for its robustness and traditionally indispensable to build roofs capable of withstanding the harsh weather of the Ethiopian highlands.  Photo: Grazia Borini Feyerabend

    Dynamic governance model in Ethiopia's Central Highlands

    28.01.2019

    The Guassa area in Central Highlands of Ethiopia is an excellent example of a dynamic “indigenous community conserved area” (ICCA). IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme participated in the first regional meeting of the ICCA Consortium in Africa, held...

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