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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...

Enquête sur le terrain Ponta do Ouro pour Tara Océans

18/03/22 - 19/03/22

"Budding scientist reporters" in Maputo: how are coral reefs affected by climate change?

On March 18 and 19 2022, students from the Lycée Français of Maputo went to Ponto do Ouro to investigate the impact of climate change onto coral reefs in the South of Mozambique, as part of the campaign « Ocean & Climate, budding scientist reporters » of the Tara Océan Foundation.

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.

Proteas

14/02/22

New researchers appointments in Southern Africa

Our joint office is pleased to welcome three researchers in the region: Virginie Rougeron and Franck Prugnolle posted at IRL REHABS, and Isabelle Robene at the University of Stellenbosch.

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...

Young rubber seedlings, surrounded by a legume (Ivory Coast)

13/12/21

Rubber production: How can soil health be restored after clear-cutting of a 40-year-old plantation?

Returning the biomass from logging to the soil and planting legume cover crops enable rapid restoration of the main soil functions, just 18 months after clear-cutting of an aging rubber plantation. A team of scientists has demonstrated this in two sites in Côte d’Ivoire since 2017. While pressure on...

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.

Lors de la signature du MoU et de l'inauguration du nouveau bâtiment du CEFIRSE, le Consul Général de France à Bangalore et le Directeur de l'Indian Institute of Science devant la plaque du CEFIRSE.

06/12/21

A new MoU for CEFIRSE has been signed between the Indian Institute of Science and several French organisations including IRD and CNRS

On 22 November, an official ceremony at the Indo-French Cell for Water Sciences (CEFIRSE) sealed a four-year partnership between the Indian Institute of Science and 6 French organisations, including IRD.

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.

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.

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...

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...

Participants à l'atelier de cartographie au Mozambique

30/09/21

Mapping together the Western Indian Ocean deltas: a workshop organised by the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM program

From 30 September to 4 October 2021, a delta-mapping workshop is being held simultaneously in Macaneta (Mozambique), Tananarive (Madagascar) and online. 25 participants from the 4 countries are trained to use Google Earth Engine and QGIS.

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.