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    The Restoration Initiative: A chance to learn from one another


    The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme partners gathered for a 5-day knowledge sharing and planning workshop. The workshop offered the first real-...

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    Pastoralist Women in northern Tanzania – Leading Transformative Change


    International women’s day is about celebrating women, and there is a special recognition to be given to the women who employ huge reserves of determination against the odds to move towards transformative change. We would like to this month highlight an...

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    MaliVerde & MaliBuluu Fund concept gains steam


    An IUCN concept for an inclusive finance fund is a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – 2019. We hope that this is just a start.

  • Dr John Waithaka, IUCN-WCPA Regional Chair, speaks at the APAC launch Photo: IUCN

    Launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)


    Kenya will in November 2019 host the inaugural African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) to discuss conservation of the continent’s protected areas. The congress is expected to bring together resentatives from all 54 African Governments, NGOs, protected area...

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    How South Africa will beat plastic pollution


    Through the MARPLASTICCs project, IUCN is working with South Africa, one of the world’s top 20 contributors of marine plastic pollution, to close the plastic tap.

  • Savannah Photo: Leo Niskanen

    Invitation - webinar on protected area data data, discovery and sharing


    The BIOPAMA Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa is hosting a webinar on protected area data and information tools on Wednesday, 20 February at 13h (UTC+3).

  • Farming plot, Mnyagala, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    Blog: Mainstreaming inclusive green growth in Tanzania


    By Michael Kwame Nkonu. Like many countries in East Africa, Tanzania is dealing with the impacts of climate change which are often manifested in frequent and severe droughts in this part of the world. As observed in the 2003, 2005 and 2009...

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


    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)


    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


    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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