Crop wild relative conservation in protected areas in Southern Africa

Crop wild relatives (CWR) are wild plant species that are closely related to crops (including crop progenitors). CWR populations are potential sources of traits that may be used in crop improvement, such as resistance to pest or diseases, yield improvement or tolerance to abiotic stresses such as drought, heat or flooding—adaptive traits which are particularly… Continue reading Crop wild relative conservation in protected areas in Southern Africa

BIOPAMA at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille

The IUCN World Conservation Congress took place from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille, France in a hybrid format, allowing a large number of participants to join both physically and online. Read the full report on BIOPAMA, European Union, and OACPS activities and visibility at the IUCN World Conservation Congress here: IUCN Congress 2021 –… Continue reading BIOPAMA at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille

Five projects in Uganda funded to address conservation emergencies through COVID-19 and other threats

Kampala, Uganda, 3 March 2021. Grants to the total value of 368’939 EUR have been awarded to five organisations in Uganda to address biodiversity conservation needs. The European Union (EU) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) have made funds available through the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife Initiative and the… Continue reading Five projects in Uganda funded to address conservation emergencies through COVID-19 and other threats