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Elephant mothers and daughters heading to the water at Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) Sayaboury district, Laos

27/04/22

Kick start of the ELAOS project at the Elephant Conservation Center

In Laos, Tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant TB represent a significant public health threat. Because of the restrictive measures and the strain on health systems for COVID-19 control, the pandemic has had a negative effect on the number of TB cases (diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up), causing a...

Prof. Warren Y. Brockelman (NSTDA) explique ses recherches sur la dynamique forestière aux ambassadeurs européens

02/03/22

European ambassadors visit Khao Yai National Park

On Saturday February 26, the French Ambassador and a delegation of European Union ambassadors made a visit in Khao Yai National Park to learn about the work of IRD and its partners.

Testing water salinity levels with the students from the Lycée français

20/10/21

Festival do Estuario in Mozambique: a science - society meeting by the Incomati river

Vue depuis NMU, campus de George

17/09/21

French – South African cooperation to advance Sustainability Science

On Thursday 16, the French Delegation visited Nelson Mandela University at George Campus to discuss the opportunities and existing tools of the French – South African collaboration to foster sustainable science.

Signature du MoU entre l'IRD et DALaM

24/08/21

Renewal of a cooperation agreement between the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and IRD

On 9 of August 2021, Dr Nivong Sipaseuth, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Laotian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Dr Eric Deharo, Representative of IRD in Laos signed the renewal of an agreement of scientific and technical cooperation...

Elevage de grillons au Laos

19/08/21

No skipping meals with crickets!

Creation of an international consortium to empower women in extreme poverty in Laos through sustainable, low-cost, high-tech production of edible crickets.

Bibliothèque

20/07/21

New Memorandum of Understanding signed between the NSTDA and the IRD

On 5 July 2021, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a formal framework for future scientific collaborations.

A road crosses a forest in northern Congo

21/04/21

Central African forests are unequally vulnerable to global change

An international study coordinated by researchers from IRD and CIRAD reveals the composition of the tropical forests of Central Africa and their vulnerability to the increased pressure from climate change and human activity expected in the coming decades. Thanks to an exceptional dataset - an...

Paspalum notatum

05/02/21

Plants that defy generations at the heart of a European Union research programme

The Mechanisms of Apomictic Development (MAD) project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Olivier Leblanc, an IRD plant geneticist, was launched last December. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) Action is being implemented under the Pillar 1...

Journalist in the field.

18/12/20

Giving journalists means to alert the population and policy-makers to mangrove conservation

On December 15th, Kenyan journalists were invited to a thematic workshop on mangrove conservation and resilience in order to better apprehend this complex ecosystem.

Illustration de la Conférence Composing worlds with elephants

09/12/20

An Online Academic Conference Exploring the Human-Elephant Relationship

From 13th to 15th of December, IRD is co-organising the online academic conference "Composing Worlds with Elephants". This conference corrals together 24 scholars who are researching communities and environments at the interface of the human-elephant relationship in Asia and beyond.

Découverte de l'exposition IRD "les insectes au secours de la planète"

02/12/20

IRD celebrates Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2020

IRD, alongside Cirad and the French Embassy in Thailand, took part together in the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok. Organised by the National Science Museum (NSM), this event attracts more than a million visitors every year from all over the kingdom to discover the latest advances...

Meteorological station at the summit of Mera peak (6400 m)

16/11/20

Scientific expedition through Himalayan glaciers

Like every fall since 2007, the French-Nepali joint expedition is about to depart for the Everest region to survey the mass balance of three glaciers. This field campaign is a joint project between French partners (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Institut des Géosciences de l...

The "Nyota ya Mikoko", or "star of the mangrove", vessel dedicated to mangrove conservation.

29/07/20

"Nyota Ya Mikoko": Launch of the Kenyan mangrove research vessel

Nyota ya Mikoko, the Kenyan mangrove research vessel, was officially launched on July 26th 2020 during The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.

Sociable weaver

27/07/20

Researchers build first AI tool capable of identifying individual birds

New research demonstrates for the first time that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to train computers to recognise individual birds, a task humans are unable to do. The research is published in the British Ecological Society journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Chacma baboons.

30/06/20

Citizen science: a great tool for socio-ecological studies

A new study shows the multiple insights that citizens bring while participating in an ecological assessment. Involving the local population ensures both the creation of reliable data and a greater public support for scientific and conservation projects.

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 find a way to ensure that their research and laboratory work could keep going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects...

Bat.

22/05/20

Covid-19: improving knowledge on coronaviruses carried by bats to protect human populations

IRD, Cirad and the University of Zimbabwe, long-standing research partners in animal and zoonotic diseases, launched a new project on the genetic diversity of coronaviruses found in Zimbabwean bats.

Wild Namibian chacma baboon.

30/04/20

Baboon mothers carry their dead infant for up to ten days

Scientists studying wild Namibian chacma baboons showed that baboon mothers care, protect and carry their dead infants on average for 3 to 4 days, and up to ten days.

As a small rodent living in South Africa, the four striped-mouse, genus Rhabdomys , faces many challenges to live and breed. Nest-selection is particularly important for small creatures to hide from predators and protect the young.

22/04/20

Competing for nesting sites influences a species’ social evolution

As a small rodent living in South Africa, the four striped-mouse, genus Rhabdomys , faces many challenges to live and breed. Nest-selection is particularly important for small creatures to hide from predators and protect the young.