Afrique de l'Est et du Sud

Celebrating 85 years of conservation and education

South African Member WESSA celebrates 85th birthday

This year, the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) celebrates 85 years of proactive nature conservation and education, which has benefited the country and beyond. …  

25 Mar 2011 | News story

White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

Africa’s rhinos face worst poaching crisis in decades

Well-equipped, sophisticated organized crime syndicates have killed more than 800 African rhinos in the past three years - just for their horns. With the most serious poaching upsurge in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya, Africa’s top rhino experts recently met in South Africa to assess the status of rhinos across the continent and to identify strategies to combat the poaching crisis. …  

25 Mar 2011 | News story

Some of the officials from Molopo-Nossob river basin

Three riparian states agree on the management approaches for Molopo-Nossob river basin

 Officials from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa met in Pretoria, South Africa this week to agree on first steps towards the sustainable land management of the Molopo-Nossob river basin.  The meeting focused on the implementation arrangements for the Kalahari –Namib project being implemented by IUCN in collaboration with the three countries and with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  

25 Mar 2011 | News story
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Child bathing in Jordan

Journée mondiale de l'eau: répondre au défi urbain

Faire face aux besoins croissants en eau dans les villes est l'un des défis les plus urgents de ce siècle. La moitié de la population mondiale vit désormais dans les villes, et on estime que dans les deux décennies à venir, la population augmentera de 60%, soit 5 milliards de personnes. Cela signifie qu'une énorme quantité d'eau est nécessaire, pour boire, pour l'assainissement, l'industrie et la production alimentaire. Ce n'est qu'en assurant un accès fiable à l'eau potable que les villes de l'avenir pourront être véritablement durables. …   | English | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

James G. Workman

Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

Journée mondiale de l'eau: répondre au défi urbain

Faire face aux besoins croissants en eau dans les villes est l'un des défis les plus urgents de ce siècle. La moitié de la population mondiale vit désormais dans les villes, et on estime que dans les deux décennies à venir, la population augmentera de 60%, soit 5 milliards de personnes. …   | English | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Walking for water, members from the Otuke community, Uganda

Walking for water in Uganda

IUCN, in partnership with the Otuke district and GWI partners in Uganda, joined the rest of the world to celebrate world water day, under the theme “The World Walks for Water”. …  

21 Mar 2011 | News story

Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre with BotSoc ,SANBI and  IUCN officials

IUCN Director General visits Pretoria Botanical Gardens

IUCN Member, The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc), recently hosted a dinner for the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens during her recent visit to South Africa in February 2011. Before the dinner, Botsoc and the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) took the Director General for a tour of the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story

The Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Stuart speaking at the launch of the SANBI’s Frog Conservation Research Strategy

IUCN Species Survival Commission member activities in South Africa

During his visit to South Africa, the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Simon Stuart, held meetings with members of the Species Survival Commission and its Specialist Groups. Today, Dr Stuart met with the SSC members at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in Pretoria. …  

11 Mar 2011 | News story

Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

International Women’s Day – women in forest communities need louder voice

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

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