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Veterinary training aiming at improving the animal disease surveillance system. Susan Katsande, veterinary trainer.

04/03/21

[Video] Immersion in the fight against zoonotic and animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Scientists from IRD, CIRAD and the University of Zimbabwe set up training courses and research projects to strengthen the country's autonomy in the face of animal and zoonotic diseases, via the CAZCOM project. Meet them in the field, in this video!

Plastic waste at the seaside

02/03/21 - 02/03/21

Final webinar restitution of COMPOSE project - March 2nd 14h-17h

The French Embassy in Viet Nam and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) in Viet Nam will organize the final webinar restitution of the COMPOSE project (Creating an Observatory for Measuring Plastic Occurrences in Society and Environment in Vietnam), which is scheduled for Tuesday 2nd...

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

19/02/21

Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership

On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...

Affiche du webinaire Women in Science en Thaïlande

11/02/21

Webinar | Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, Valérie Verdier, IRD's Chairman of the board and CEO, gave an opening speech during the webinar: "Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science shattering the glass ceiling".

South African and French researchers collaborating on a scientific project.

01/02/21

4 facts on the NRF partnership with the French Research institutes

The IRD, the CNRS and CIRAD, three French public research organisations working together in a joint office in Pretoria, just renewed their agreement with the South African National Research Foundation.

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

11/01/21

One Planet Summit: launch of PREZODE, a first-ever international initiative to prevent future pandemics

PREZODE, an initiative to prevent emerging zoonotic risks and pandemics, was announced on the occasion of the One Planet Summit for biodiversity held on 11 January. Initiated by three French research institutes – INRAE, CIRAD and IRD – PREZODE already mobilised more than 1,000 researchers from 50...

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.

In Seychelles, artisanal and industrial fisheries coexist.

14/12/20

Improving multi-sectoral ocean management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Researchers from IRD, the CNRS and Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) have assessed the capacity of the principal ocean management tools to achieve the "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans" sustainable development goal (SDG). They have shown that certain multi-sectoral mechanisms, such...

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.

Portrait of Valérie Verdier

07/12/20

"Emphasize the notion of sustainability science"

Valérie Verdier, the very first woman to hold the position of IRD's CEO, is taking up her position in a particular context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which limits travel as much as human contact and imposes remote work for an establishment where most of the work is done in the field. In this...

Soil study in South Africa.

04/12/20

Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation

Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...

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...

Bat.

16/11/20

Sustainable and reliable tools to control zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe

Following the upgrading of a biomolecular lab thanks to the CAZCOM project, the launch of the PACMAN project strengthens the autonomy of Zimbabwe to control animal and zoonotic diseases.

Diversity of fishes Rasborinae

14/11/20

Virtual International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Eastern Indonesia

The Pattimura University of Ambon is organizing a one-day international webinar dedicated to the exploration and conservation of mega-biodiversity in Eastern Indonesia.

Massif karstique de Lengguru

09/11/20 - 16/11/20

Science Festival 2020, webinar on Lengguru expeditions (biodiversity of the karsts of West Papua)

IRD is contributing to this festival through a projection-debate on expeditions dedicated to the biodiversity of the karsts of West Papua.

Plastic Debris pollution plastique

27/10/20

Webinar on the marine plastic pollution, EU Climate Diplomacy Week

As part of the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week, held from October 24 to November 6, 2020, IRD coordinated and hosted a 2-hour webinar on marine plastic pollution.

Daily life in Madagascar.

07/09/20

Scientific stopovers on the coastline of the Indian Ocean

Imagine yourself travelling along the coasts of the Western Indian Ocean… From the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar, via the long beaches of Mozambique and the Reunion Island idyllic lagoons, to the mangroves of Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya. These shores do not only inspire tourists forced into...

Longliner in Reunion.

25/08/20

WIOMSA and IRD: a close cooperation for marine science

Dr. Jacqueline Uku, WIOMSA President, says it herself: “IRD has been a good friend, for a very long time.” The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association indeed has extensive links with IRD in the region and offers a great support to marine researchers.

Rough sea.

17/08/20

A breath of invigorating sea air… carrying microplastics

A new study involving researchers from the CNRS, the Nelson Mandela University and the Strathclyde University (Scotland) provided evidence of possible microplastic transportation from the ocean to the surrounding atmosphere, by the waves and the wind. This marks a significant step for research and a...