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Creating Solutions for People and Nature in Eastern & Southern Africa
An Open Dialogue on the Future of Conservation in Africa 30 September 2015

Creating Solutions for People and Nature in Eastern & Southern Africa

At the end of September 2015, around 300 representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and local  community and indigenous group representatives will come together in Nairobi, Kenya, for IUCN’s Regional Conservation Forum for Eastern and Southern Africa. Together, we will shape the future of conservation in Africa. The Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) will extend over a 3 day period, with the first day open to a wide range of individuals and organizations …  

30 Jun 2015 | Article

Think Nature

Think Nature

Improving Community Resilience through Nature-Based Solutions …  

31 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

Booklet 1: Strengthening natural resource governance in Garba Tula

Booklet 1: Strengthening natural resource governance in Garba Tula ESARO Regional

Garba Tula district in Isiolo County of Northern Kenya, is a region covering approximately 10,000km and home to around 40,000 predominantly Boran Pastoralists. The region is characterised by arid and semi-arid conditions and is rich in biodiversity and wildlife resources. Despite being surrounded by protected areas such as Meru National Park and Bisan Adi Game Reserve the full potential for conservation is not being met, and instead communities are often threatened and restricted by wildlife populations. The majority of land in Garba Tula district is held in trust by the country councils, who exercise strict control over the allocation of land. Decisions on the use and management of land are taken out of the hands of local communities and their traditional authorities, weakening them and leading to increased land fragmentation and degradation. …  

18 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

Booklet 2: Participatory Rangeland Planning:
A Practitioners Guide

Booklet 2: Participatory Rangeland Planning: A Practitioners Guide

Garba Tula district in Isiolo County of Northern Kenya, is a region covering approximately 10,000km and home to around 40,000 predominantly Boran Pastoralists. The region is characterised by arid and semi-arid conditions and is rich in biodiversity and wildlife resources. Despite being surrounded by protected areas such as Meru National Park and Bisan Adi Game Reserve the full potential for conservation is not being met, and instead communities are often threatened and restricted by wildlife populations. The majority of land in Garba Tula district is held in trust by the country councils, who exercise strict control over the allocation of land. Decisions on the use and management of land are taken out of the hands of local communities and their traditional authorities, weakening them and leading to increased land fragmentation and degradation. …  

18 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

Booklet 3: Enabling Community Benefits from Sustainably Managed Drylands

Booklet 3: Enabling Community Benefits from Sustainably Managed Drylands

Garba Tula district in Isiolo County of Northern Kenya, is a region covering approximately 10,000km and home to around 40,000 predominantly Boran Pastoralists. The region is characterised by arid and semi-arid conditions and is rich in biodiversity and wildlife resources. Despite being surrounded by protected areas such as Meru National Park and Bisan Adi Game Reserve the full potential for conservation is not being met, and instead communities are often threatened and restricted by wildlife populations. The majority of land in Garba Tula district is held in trust by the country councils, who exercise strict control over the allocation of land. Decisions on the use and management of land are taken out of the hands of local communities and their traditional authorities, weakening them and leading to increased land fragmentation and degradation. …  

18 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

Forest Landscape Restoration
Opportunity Assessment for Rwanda

Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunity Assessment for Rwanda

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the long-term process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes. It is about “forests” because it involves increasing the number and/ or health of trees in an area. It is about “landscapes” because it involves entire watersheds, jurisdictions, or even countries in which many land uses interact. It is about “restoration” because it involves bringing back the biological productivity of an area in order to
achieve any number of benefits for people and the planet. It is long-term because it requires a multiyear vision of the ecological functions and benefits to human wellbeing that restoration will produce although tangible deliverables such as jobs, income and carbon sequestration begin to flow right away. It can indeed be achieved more quickly than many people think. …  

18 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

Habarow-Saka Adapted
Sub-Catchment Management
Plan, Garissa County

Habarow-Saka Adapted Sub-Catchment Management Plan, Garissa County

The Adapted Sub-Catchment Management Plan for pastoral communities in the Arid and Semi-arid Lands (ASALs)  of Kenya is a working document developed through a participatory process by engaging relevant stakeholders, including Water Resource Users Association (WRUA), other resource users associations, government officials and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to effectively manage and conserve natural resources through integrated resource management. ASCMPs consider both water and land resource management components to enhance equitable and sustainable resource management for improved livelihoods of communities in sub-catchments …  

18 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

Geospatial analyses for implementing a resilience framework for climate change adaptation in the Mt. Elgon Region of the Lake Victoria basin

Geospatial analyses for implementing a resilience framework for climate change adaptation in the Mt. Elgon Region of the Lake Victoria basin

USAID/IUCN Implementing a resilience framework to support climate change adaptation in the Mt Elgon region of the Lake Victoria Basin project is implemented by IUCN’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and Uganda Country Office (UCO) through their Water and Wetlands programme. …  

18 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

An Overview of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Tropical Mountain Ecosystems

An Overview of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Tropical Mountain Ecosystems

The synthesized information presented in this publication was used to guide the identification and selection of the climate change adaptation actions to be piloted in the Mt. Elgon ecosystem under the RFCC project – USAID/IUCN Implementation of a Resilience Framework to support Climate Change Adaptation in Mt. Elgon Region of the Lake Victoria Basin. …  

18 Mar 2015 | Article

Lagha Tula Adapted Sub-Catchment Management Plan, Tana River County

Lagha Tula Adapted Sub-Catchment Management Plan, Tana River County

The adapted Sub-Catchment Management Plan (SCMP) for arid land is a working document developed through a participatory process by engaging relevant stakeholders, including Water Resource Users Association (WRUA), other resource users associations, government officials and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to effectively manage and conserve natural resources through integrated natural resource management. SCMPs consider both water and land resource management components to enhance equitable and sustainable resource management to improve the livelihood of communities in sub-catchments …  

18 Mar 2015 | Article

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Dryland opportunities : a new paradigm for people, ecosystems and development

Mortimore, Michael; Anderson, Simon; Cotula, Lorenzo; Davies, Jonathan; Faccer, K.; Hesse, Ced; Morton, John; Nyangena, Wilfrid; Skinner, Jamie; Wolfangel, Caterina

ISBN 978-2-8317-1183-6 …  

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