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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 organize in order to keep their research and laboratory work going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects that...

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.

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

07/05/20

Analysis of 65 years of work on the relationships between forests, deforestation and infectious disease emergence

The global COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of certain previously little-studied scientific areas such as the relationships between ecosystems, their biodiversity and the emergence of new infectious diseases. Humans are making increasing use of their environment and so they are...

The Unamat forest in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios department, Peru.

14/04/20

Safeguarding biodiversity is essential to prevent the next COVID-19

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

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.

 Mountains of the eastern arch of Tanzania. The flora of this region is threatened with extinction.

20/11/19

Almost a Third of Tropical Africa’s Flora Faces Extinction

31.7% of tropical Africa’s vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study coordinated by an IRD researcher, published in the journal Science Advances on 20 November 2019. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process used by the...

Plage de Kuta polluée, à Bali (Indonésie).

06/05/19

1,000,000 species threatened with extinction : Ipbes's alarmant report

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services...

Récif corallien Ahé,Tuamotu, Polynésie Française.

05/06/18

The IRD celebrates the International Year of the Reef

2018 has been declared the third international year of the reef. IRD is rising to this occasion, and helping the public to discover partnered research on this essential theme, during events organised this year in mainland and overseas France. You can also discover all the resources available - films...

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

African elephant walking across a river in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] TEMPO - Remote sensing and spatial modelling of animal mobility

January 2018 – January 2021 Zimbabwe

Mangrove trees.

Research in Kenya and East Africa

Young marked female impala in Hwange National Park.

[Project] Hwange Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research site

May 2011 - December 2021 Zimbabwe

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.

[Project] DROUGHT - Response to drought and climate change

International Research Project DROUGHT Response to drought, climate change and climate unpredictability

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 BURKINABIOINFO (2019-2021)

The spectacular advances made in sequencing technology have been a veritable revolution in life science research. These faster techniques generate an explosion in the volume of genomic data, which means that specific analytical skills and access to calculation resources such as calculation clusters...

HOMEN researchers excavating Bolt's Farm, near Johannesburg.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.

Mangrove trees.

[Project] Mikoko - Conservation and resilience of Kenyan mangrove forests

January 2019 - December 2020 Kenya