South America

IUCN: 20 years working for the conservation in South America

Challenging, full of learning and commitment to the conservation and the strengthening of our network in the region. …   | Spanish

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

Julián Botero, Secretario Técnico pro-tempore del Corredor Marino del Pacífico Este Tropical

Julián Botero, nuevo Secretario Técnico pro témpore del CMAR

Promover la conservación y el uso sostenible de los recursos pesqueros en Panamá, Costa Rica, Colombia y Ecuador, es uno de los principales retos que asumirá el nuevo Secretario Técnico Pro- tempore del Corredor Marino Pacifico Este Tropical (CMAR), Julián Botero. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Leaders define pathway to restoring 150 million hectares of lost forests

A core commitment to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020 is launched today at a ministerial conference in Bonn. New analysis by IUCN estimates that restoring 150 million hectares would be worth US$ 85 billion per year to national and global economies. …   | Spanish

02 Sep 2011 | News story

Cumaru

Los genes de la naturaleza: riqueza compartida

Arranca proyecto 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” …  

31 Aug 2011 | News story
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