South America

Foro Sudamericano de Miembros UICN. Lima, Perú, julio 2011.

South America prepares for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

The positive energy from the first South American Forum of IUCN Members in Lima last July has not been lost. Communication between the constituents has generated a lot of action and today the Commission on Environmental Law is preparing to support the Chilean National Committee to review a major environmental rule; meanwhile the Secretariat in Quito announces the completion of two key meetings: the Regional Committee and the vice-chairmanships of committees. …   | Spanish

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Mark Smith announces launch of BRIDGE at IUCN reception, World Water Week

IUCN launches BRIDGE at World Water Week

The new BRIDGE project, or Building River Dialogue and Governance, was officially launched at World Water Week during a reception at the event's main exhibition. …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN/Mark Smith

World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

Foro Sudamericano de Miembros, UICN. Lima, 2011.

UICN-Sur: 20 años trabajando por la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible

A propósito del Foro Regional de Miembros, que se llevó a cabo en Lima, Perú entre el 13 y 15 de junio, UICN reflexiona sobre las fortalezas y desafíos institucionales para cumplir con su visión de "Un mundo justo, que valora y conserva la naturaleza". …  

15 Aug 2011 | News story
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Diálogos sobre Biodiversidade: Construindo a Estratégia Brasileira para 2020. Agosto, 2011

Líderes do setor privado reúnem-se em Brasília para a elaboração da estratégia brasileira de biodiversidade

O encontro faz parte da iniciativa Diálogos sobre Biodiversidade: construindo a estratégia brasileira para 2020, organizada pelo Ministério do Meio Ambiente, União Internacional para Conservação da Natureza (UICN), WWF-Brasil e Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ). …  

09 Aug 2011 | News story
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Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

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Honorary membership of IUCN

Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals of the Union. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

John C. Phillips

John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service in international conservation and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story


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