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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...

Angelique Lazarus observant un nid de Républicains sociaux (Social Weavers)

08/03/22

[Vidéo] #SciChat 4 - Meet Angelique Lazarus

#SciChat is a mini interview-series on the African counterparts of our IRD, CNRS or Cirad French scientists leading research in the region (Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean). For this fourth video and on the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), we chatted with Angelique...

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.

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...

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.

Nathanaël Maury is photographing an animal + photos of reptiles and amphibians’ eyes

04/11/21

A new look at Lao reptiles and amphibians

From 11 to 30 November, Nathanaël Maury, scientist and photographer, will present his new photographic exhibition "A new look at the biodiversity of Laos" in collaboration with the IRD and the French Institute of Laos.

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

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...

Inauguration Arcad

06/10/21

Conserving agrobiodiversity to adapt crops to climate change: inauguration of two major facilities

On 6 October in Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, IRD and Institut Agro – alongside representatives of the Prefecture and the Occitanie Region, and Michaël Delafosse, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and Mayor of Montpellier – inaugurated two facilities that will play a major role in the...

Laos-frogasnak

27/09/21

FrogaSnak mission : an overview of the rich biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles in Nakaï National Park, Laos

With a high level of biodiversity, Laos has some of the most important remaining forest areas in Southeast Asia. However, overexploitation of forest products and many species is putting much of this landlocked country's wildlife at risk.

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...

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.

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...

Embouchure du fleuve Amazone, acquisition au large de l'Amazone du 16 Octobre 2017

23/08/21

AMAZOMIX campaign: Impact of physical processes on the marine ecosystem at the mouth of the Amazon

A multidisciplinary team of 17 French and Brazilian scientists will embark from August the 27th to October the 8th on board of the ANTEA, an oceanographic vessel of the French Oceanographic Fleet operated by Ifremer. From Cayenne, the ship will head to Brazilian waters and explore the mouth of the...

Bandeau charte graphique IRD pour IUCN

20/08/21

IRD at the World Conservation Congress (IUCN) | Press release

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is holding its World Congress from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille. This major event is held every four years and sets priorities to guide nature conservation and sustainable development activities. IRD has made biodiversity one of its...

Visualisation 3D de l’émergence des ovules d’Arabidopsis

21/07/21

Architecture modulates reproductive cells in plant ovules

Clonal reproduction through seeds, known as apomixis, occurs in nature but not in cultivated species. This alternative mode of reproduction has enormous potential for sustainable agriculture because it would allow direct fixation and conservation of genotypes of interest in crops. A recent study...

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.