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The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

25/06/20

Kenya: Science carries on during pandemic, to maintain insect breeding

When the country implemented a national lockdown and travel restrictions due to the current health crisis, Paul-André Calatayud and his kenyan colleagues had to organize in order to keep their research and laboratory work going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects that...

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

14/05/20

Fire smoke from South America reaches the Namibian coast

A team of scientists conducted an analysis of the aerosol composition over the Namibian coast. The atmosphere contains smoke coming from biomass fires in Angola and also South America.

A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town.

11/05/20

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for life on earth and especially for humans.

Senneurs industriels péruviens en pleine activité de pêche à l'anchois.

22/04/20

Assessing El Niño’s impact on fisheries and aquaculture around the world

New report presents the main regional consequences caused by the five types of the climate pattern.

nourrissage de poissons en cages flottantes, dans le lac de Cirata (Indonésie, 2006)

20/04/20

Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. In relation to this phenomenon, a team of researchers from IRD and CIRAD have raised the alarm regarding the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in aquaculture, which is affecting fish production and...

Mangrove in Watamu, Kenya

21/02/20

Mikoko project: mangrove conservators and local leaders gathered for a one-week training course

The National Museum of Gede (Kilifi County) hosted the first training course organized by the Mikoko project on mangrove forest conservation and restauration from February 18th to 21st.

Cape Town & Table Mountain

18/02/20

Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town

[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta as seen from the European Space Agency (ESA) Envisat satellite.

06/01/20

A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta

For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta, water-level rise could reach 85 to 140 cm by 2100. The work, published in PNAS on 6 January 2020 by...

Mangrove

04/12/19

Mikoko project: Conserving mangrove as a community

The Mikoko project is particular since it includes the local communities in its very heart. This conviction led the French-Kenyan team of this program dedicated to the conservation of the mangrove forests of the Kenyan coast to the field from November 25th to 28th.

Inondations à Ouagadougou

20/09/19

Combating climate change: a worthwhile investment

Investing to limit global warming to 1.5 °C between now and 2050 would cost four to five times less than repairing the harm that a 2 °C temperature increase would cause to people, ecosystems and infrastructures. This statistic comes from an international study to which IRD and CNRS researchers have...

Oliviers ensablés dans le sud-est tunisien.

02/09/19

Desertification: meet the IRD's researchers at COP14

The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is being held in New Delhi (India) from 2 to 13 September with the theme "Restore Land, Sustain Future". The IRD's researchers and their partners are organising and participating in several events alongside...

Tea plantation in the Tanzanian mountains.

[Project] CLAREA – Climate, livelihoods and agroecosystem resources in East Africa

2019 - 2022 Tanzania

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] HUM-ANI - Contacts among animals and humans and infectious risk

HUM-ANI - Contacts among wildlife, livestock & human in Africa and Infectious Risk

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

[Project] AEROCLO-SA - Aerosol radiation and clouds in Southern Africa

January 2016 - December 2019 Namibia, South Africa

Simultaneous launch of fixe laser beams from the Maïdo observatory, La Réunion.

[Project] ARSAIO - Atmospheric research

International Research Project ARSAIO Atmospheric Research in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

Landscape on the Mozambican coast.

[Project] ITANGO-MOZ - Natural Resource Governance in Mozambique

Young team associated with IRD ITANGO-MOZ Innovative Tools and Approaches for Natural Resource Governance in Mozambique

Pirogue in Madagascar.

[Project] DELTAS - Environmental and social dynamics of deltas

Groupement International de Recherche-Sud DELTAS Environmental and social dynamics of Western Indian Ocean deltas

PSF-South ENVIPRO-Med (2019-2021)

Supported by Laurent Drapeau (UMR CESBIO) and Safa Baydoun (Beirut Arab University, Lebanon), this PSF-South aims to improve research and teaching in ecosystem management in Lebanon.

PSF-South VEMAZOC (2019-2021)

The Sahel region has been identified as the most vulnerable location to climate change on the planet. The considerable variation in rainfall from one year to another against a backdrop of intense pressure on water resources (the population is set to double by 2050) has led this zone to be classified...

PSF-South ARID (2019-2021)

All the partners for this project, spread across 3 continents - Africa, Latin America and Europe - have a single study subject: changes in water resources in arid and semiarid regions. Realising a library of digital resources accessible to all for the training of students, engineers and technicians...