Amérique du Sud

IUCN: 20 years in South America

It has been 20 years since IUCN started its work in South America. First steps were given in order to show the world the importance of this region and the conservation of its biological richness. The little group of passionate people turned into a big network of NGOs, governments and experts committed with the vision of a just world that values and conserves nature. …  

25 Nov 2011 | News story

Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Into the deep unknown – scientists on a mission to explore underwater mountains

Top marine scientists from around the world are setting off on a six-week cruise on board the RRS James Cook today to explore underwater mountains – or seamounts – of the southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. Their main focus will be to study species which live on the seabed and to understand the impacts that deep sea fishing has on marine life in the region. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Programa Trinacional, WWF-Colombia.

Amazonía: hacia la consolidación de una región, tres áreas y una acción conjunta

Hablar de la Amazonia es hacer referencia a uno de los lugares más ricos del mundo, 7 millones de kilómetros cuadrados donde hay una increíble riqueza natural y cultural y una diversidad de especies como en ningún otro lugar del Planeta. Además de contar con el río más caudaloso del mundo, en este Bioma, se encuentra una de cada diez especies que existen el mundo. …  

01 Nov 2011 | News story
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Informe UICN 2009

UICN celebra sus 20 años en América del Sur

Compartimos nuestra alegría por los 20 años de apertura de la oficina regional para América del Sur de la UICN. Han sido años retadores, de innumerables aprendizajes pero sobre todo de un fortalecimiento de nuestra red en la región. …   | English

27 Oct 2011 | News story
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Chugchilán, Ecuador.

Ecuador cuenta con el Reglamento Nacional sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos

A través del Decreto Ejecutivo 905, publicado en el Registro Oficial 553, el gobierno ecuatoriano promulgó el pasado 11 de octubre el Reglamento Nacional al Régimen Común sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos en Aplicación a la Decisión 391 de la Comunidad Andina. …  

17 Oct 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

Nature loses a heroine

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71. …   | Spanish

26 Sep 2011 | News story

Huaraz, Ancash region, Peru

Environmental Flows in Peru

IUCN, together with the Peru National Water Authority (ANA), recently organised a 2-day workshop for water professionals on Environmental Flows.  …   | Spanish

19 Sep 2011 | News story

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