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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...

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...

Crevette d'eau douce d'élevage en Indonésie

21/12/20

Rena Tri Hernawati received the Tony Whitten Conservation Award in 2020

Rena Tri Hernawati is among the five scholars who received the Tony Whitten Conservation Award in 2020 on 21st December 2020. This year’s awards, worth £2000 each, have been made to five conservationists and field biologists from East and South-east Asia, all of whom are under 35 years old and doing...

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...

Moustique anophèle pouvant être vecteur du paludisme

26/11/20

Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book

Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...

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.

Pêcheur en Asie du Sud-Est

31/10/20

Second Maluku International Conference on Marine Science and Technology, Ambon

On October 31st 2020, the University of Pattimura in Ambon (Maluku) held its Second Maluku International Conference on Marine Science and Technology (MICMST2). The theme of this second conference was "Adapting to a changing world: Challenges and solutions for small islands".

Women cultivating sweet potatoes (recession crop) near Podor (Senegal)

08/10/20

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming, according to the findings of a study undertaken by researchers from the French public research institution IRD, CIRAD, and the CGIAR center, the International Potato Center (CIP). The findings of this global...

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...

Temple bouddhiste à Bangkok

14/07/20 - 24/08/20

Call for proposals: PHC SIAM Mobility programme 2020-2021

To encourage outstanding scientific exchanges between Thai and French higher education institutions and research bodies, and to develop sustainable collaborative research activities, the Joint Franco-Thai Committee launches the present Call for proposals.

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.

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...