South America

Marketing traditional knowledge in Kenozerski National Park, Russia

What policy support in the basket of IPBES?

The Chair’s summary, scoping paper and all documentation of an international expert workshop on policy support through relevant tools and methodologies in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is now available. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Bagré Dam, Burkina Faso

Think dams, think people

When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) at the World Water Forum in Marseille. …   | French

14 Mar 2012 | News story

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia.

Water without borders

Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

13 Mar 2012 | News story

Cambodia

World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

2012 World Conservation Congress logo

Candidates for IUCN Council 2013-2016

IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2013-16 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September 2012. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | News story

Woman voting on forest management in Ghana

IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

Publicación La Cordillera del Cóndor a dos voces, Fundación Natura.

Pueblo Shuar Arutam repasa el ejercicio de sus derechos

Muchas veces las medidas para promover la conservación de la naturaleza pueden socavar los derechos humanos; en particular, los derechos individuales y colectivos de pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales. El Enfoque de Derechos aplicado a la Conservación (Rights based approach - RBA) surge como una forma para reconciliar el desarrollo, la conservación y los derechos humanos, reconociendo las sinergias entre éstos. …  

05 Mar 2012 | News story
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Brasil sienta las bases del futuro Instituto Virtual de Biodiversidad

Tanto los datos, como los conocimientos científicos sobre la biodiversidad cumplen un papel fundamental en la mejora de la calidad ambiental. El Instituto Virtual de Biodiversidad – IVB busca reunirlos a todos, en un centro de información único. …  

05 Mar 2012 | News story
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Maíz, andes peruanos

Arranca investigación sobre el valor económico de los recursos genéticos

UICN-Sur y SPDA firmaron un convenio para la implementación conjunta del Proyecto Regional GEF PNUMA UICN “Fortalecimiento de la Implementación de los regímenes de Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Distribución de Beneficios en América Latina y el Caribe” (Proyecto ADB LAC), marco en el cual se desarrollará la investigación “El Valor de los Recursos Genéticos en los Mercados: Una Aproximación para América Latina y el Caribe” …  

05 Mar 2012 | News story
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