Amérique du Sud

British High Commissioner, Malcom McLachlan and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami with the cheque that will see the set up of the new environment compliance and enforcement course.

Low enforcement weakens environmental fight: new course to help

A new Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Certificate course will be offered from August this year as part of the University of the South Pacific’s calendar. This was revealed today when the British High Commission officially handed over the initial funding for the development of the course to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Bosques Amazónicos. Napo, Ecuador

Partners for the protection of Ecuador’s forests

The Ecuadorian Government is taking bold steps to protect the country's native forests - natural 'gold mines' that  store large amounts of carbon, harbour some of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet, and provide numerous other benefits to people and nature. …  

28 Feb 2011 | News story

White-collared peccary

Finding a better way

In one of the biologically richest places on earth, IUCN Members are helping to provide people with alternatives to income from the illegal wild meat trade that is threatening local wildlife. …   | Spanish

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Appel à candidature pour le Prix Ramsar pour la conservation des zones humides 2012

Le Secrétariat de la Convention de Ramsar a le plaisir de lancer un appel à nomination pour la cinquième édition du Prix Ramsar pour la conservation des zones humides, qui sera remis lors de la 11e Session de la Conférence des Parties contractantes, à Bucarest, Roumanie, en juin 2012. …   | English | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

2012 Congress logo

Nature+: le mot d’ordre du prochain Congrès de l’UICN

Un petit peu plus de 18 mois avant l’ouverture du Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN à Jeju, l’UICN et la République de Corée inaugurent aujourd’hui le logo et le thème du Congrès.   | English | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Voces para Bosques Sustentables

24 videos on Amazonian forests of Ecuador / Voces para Bosques Sustentables

Experts speak plainly about the Amazonian forests of Ecuador in this series of 24 videos. In this interview, Ana Puyol says the Spanish-language videos are useful for community radio, schools and the media. …  

10 Feb 2011 | News story

Conferencia Preparatoria de Propuestas para la Reunión Global sobre el Mecanismo de Donación. Pachacamac, Perú. Febrero, 2011

Pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales de Latinoamérica analizan el Mecanismo de Donación del Programa de Inversión Forestal

Alrededor de 25 representantes de pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales de América Latina, discutieron del 2 al 4 de febrero en Pachamac, Perú la propuesta para la creación y el funcionamiento del Mecanismo de Donación dedicado a Pueblos Indígenas y comunidades locales (MD), para el apoyo a las estrategias nacionales REDD. …   | English

07 Feb 2011 | News story

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás". Santa Fe, Argentina.

Día Mundial de los humedales se celebra hoy

El lema para 2011 es “Los Humedales y los Bosques”. Este año, la Convención Ramsar celebra también su 40º aniversario.

02 Feb 2011 | News story

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