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 seven of the world’s biodiversity 'hotspots'. From Ethiopia to the Cape, the region contains several centres of endemism where species of birds, mammals and plants reside nowhere else in the world. One of the most globally important centres of endemism is the coastal mountain range in the eastern part of Madagascar.

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Ambassador Dr. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General EAC (center) and Mr. Luther Bois Anukur, IUCN ESARO Regional Director signing a
Memorandum of Understanding at IUCN ESARO Offices in Nairobi. Looking on is Hon. Jesca Eriyo, Deputy Secretary General EAC and IUCN
Regional Councillor.

IUCN ESARO and EAC renew their confidence in partnerships for nature conservation

 IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya: 19 February 2015. The Secretary
General of the East Africa Community (EAC), Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera and the Regional Director for
IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (IUCN EASRO), Mr. Luther Bois Anukur signed a
Memorandum of Understanding signaling the renewalof their partnership on the same provisions, with the
previous agreement signed in 2002 having lapsed …  

03 Mar 2015 | Article

Biodiversity at Black Mountain

IUCN collaborates with private sector partner Black Mountain Mining, Subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, to develop a Sustainable Biodiversity Management System in the Namaqualand Region

The Namaqualand in South Africa contains ecologically sensitive ecosystems with critical value for biodiversity conservation, local livelihoods, eco-tourism and agriculture. Researchers highlight that Namaqualand plant and faunal diversity is particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic impacts and climate change and therefore needs to be at the forefront of the development agenda in the region. …  

26 May 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …   | French

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Cattle herder in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

IUCN becomes project agency for Global Environment Facility (GEF)

A milestone was reached in IUCN’s history with the recent news that it has been accepted as a Project Agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This will boost IUCN’s impact on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable development around the world. …  

26 May 2014 | News story


IUCN's work to restore local rights in the Garba Tula dryland district in North-East Kenya

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