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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...

Navire Marion Dufresne

14/04/22

The RESILIENCE cruise aboard the Marion Dufresne

The RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise will take place in the Indian Ocean from April 19 to May 24, 2022.

Concours ePoP video

30/03/22

ePoP 2022 Video Contest

ePoP 2022 Video Contest "Let us see how they feel"FROM 1 MARCH 2022 TO 1 MAY 2022

Mise à feu des essarts en zone montagneuse, Laos

09/03/22

Black Carbon Webinar

On Friday 11 March, from 09:00 to 11:00 (French time), the third CoSavez-vous? scientific seminar will be held on the theme "Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity".

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.

Rio Santiago, a free-flowing river in the Andean Amazon, with large hydroelectric dams planned.

18/02/22

Amazon basin: using artificial intelligence to optimise international planning of hydroelectric dams

New methods of digital optimisation to improve international management of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin have been proposed in an international study, coordinated by Cornell University (United States) with involvement from IRD researchers as well as their South American partners. These...

Jean-Marc Dubost enquête sur le terrain à Elephant Conservation Center

15/02/22

PhD defense on self-medication of animals and traditional medicine

On Friday 18 February, Jean-Marc Dubost, PhD student in Eco-anthropology, will defend his thesis at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. This thesis has been realized thanks to a 12 months field study in Laos.

The information meeting of the Rocket Laos project gathered more than 50 people. In photo (from left to right: Miss Keomoukda Phommachan, Khampasith Chanthavong, Norbert Silvera, Pascal Lovera, Éric Deharo)

02/02/22

ROCKET PROJECT: Information and recruitment stage for future cricket breeders

The Rocket project team gathered about 50 people to discuss some information about the project and its progress. Following this meeting, some women have applied to join.

Chercheurs réalisant un échantillonnage d'eau et de sédiments au Laos

20/01/22

Creation of six new research programs in Laos

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of five new research structures with activities in Laos. These research and training programs have various modes of operation and over a wide range of disciplinary fields (health, ecology, biology, geology, land use planning).

Installation d’un pluviographe sur fortes pentes (45%). Formation in situ des partenaires et étudiants. Na Noï district, Province de Nan, Nord Thailande. Projet : Soil Erosion in Agricultural Watershed (JEAI SEAWEED)

18/01/22

Creation of three new research programs in Thailand

In 2022, IRD is supporting the creation of three new research structures with activities in Thailand. These research programs have various modes of operation and cover a wide range of disciplines from geology to epidemiology.

Logo de l'European Research Council

10/01/22

European Research Council: two IRD projects win Starting Grants 2021

On 10 January, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the results of the Starting Grants 2021 call launched under Horizon Europe, the European Union's new research and innovation programme. 397 early career researchers were selected from over 4,000 applicants. They receive grants of 1.5...

Pacifique

22/12/21

Call for proposals - RERIPA project

In consortium with IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (PIANGO – Fiji), Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF – Fiji), Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazard Department (VMGD – Vanuatu), will facilitate the...

Agroforests in India

09/12/21

IRD and MNHN publish the book Nature in Common - Beyond the Nagoya Protocol

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the French National Natural History Museum (MNHN) co-publish Nature in Common - Beyond the Nagoya Protocol, one of the first summary books on the implementation of this major international agreement for the global biodiversity...

Bandeau HW

07/12/21

Hello World #3 'Biodiversity: target 30% protected areas?

The third episode of IRD’s programme dedicated to the science of sustainable solutions, Hello World!, will centre around the theme 'Biodiversity: target 30% protected areas?'. It will be available on www.helloworld-ird.fr, on 7 December.

Scientifique étudiant le comportement d'un éléphant en Asie du Sud-Est

01/12/21

Call for proposal "One Health in South East Asia

Until 20 December, the IRD is looking for projects to fund that promote a One Health approach in four South East Asian countries.

Study of diseases transmitted between bats and humans in South Africa

22/11/21

The third phase of the PREZODE workshops will take place on November 23

On Tuesday November 23, the third phase of PREZODE workshops in East, Southeast and Pacific Asia will take place. These workshops will focus on PREZODE's activities and priority areas as well as potential barriers to change.

visuel OSS

25/10/21

Ocean sciences are essential in the fight against climate change

Full steam ahead toward the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). On October 25, Ifremer, the CNRS and the IRD, with support from the Ocean & Climate Platform and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, are launching a digital world tour of ocean and climate sciences, christened...

Watamu Mangrove

19/10/21

Project Mikoko: Kenyan scientists visit French partners in Montpellier

As the FSPI Mikoko on conservation and rehabilitation of the Kenyan mangroves is coming to an end (IRD-Cirad-Kenya Forest Service, coordination D. Williamson - J. Prosperi - J. Mwang'ombe), 3 young Kenyan scientists visited their partners in Montpellier (UMRs Espace-Dev and AMAP) and at Aix...

Sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean

27/09/21

World Tourism Day: Sustainable tourism as an economic and environmental driver in the Indian Ocean

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on September 27th, countries and territories participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year in 2021-2022 reaffirm their commitment to sustainable tourism, with the aim of reconciling economic and social development with the protection of the...

Visuel CP AMP Philippe Cury

09/09/21

Improving Ocean Protection with the First Marine Protected Areas Guide

An international team, which includes researchers from IRD and CNRS, published a novel Marine Protected Areas (MPA) guide in the journal Science on 9 September 2021. The aim is to advance the global community's understanding of ocean protection and achieve global goals to halt marine biodiversity...