South America

Bluespotted Maskray_Australian National Fish Collection CSIRO

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG).   …   | Spanish

21 Jan 2014 | News story

Indígena kichwa, Ecuador.

UICN lanza documento sobre Políticas Públicas, Cambio Climático y Conocimientos Tradicionales

Acceda en línea al documento producido como parte del proyecto «El Clima Cambia, Cambia Tú También», implementado por la UICN y la SPDA, con el apoyo de AECID. …  

20 Jan 2014 | News story
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Mario Aguirre

UICN promueve la gestión integrada del agua en América del Sur

Águeda García de Durango, del portal iAgua, entrevistó a Mario Aguirre, Coordinador del Programa, Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN. La nota completa está disponible aquí.  

17 Jan 2014 | News story

Bees in the process of honey production, Madagascar

IPBES work begins - roll up sleeves

Almost 10 years after the launch of the idea and 5 years of intense discussions on the design, IPBES has adopted its first work plan for 2014-2018. The plan includes developing a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. …  

06 Jan 2014 | News story

TALLER ECOSISTEMAS PARA LA PROTECCIÓN DE INFRAESTRUCTURA Y COMUNIDADES (EPIC)

IUCN seeks to link adaptation to climate change with disaster risk reduction and the conservation of ecosystems in Chile.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Chile, has organized a workshop in order to present the project “Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities” (EPIC). …   | French | Spanish

06 Jan 2014 | News story
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What does stakeholder engagement in IPBES mean - a message from a side event held during IPBES-2, 9 December 2013

How to increase the appeal of IPBES

As 100+ governments gather in Antalya to shape the first IPBES programme for assessing the world’s biodiversity, 100+ knowledge holders reinforce their offer to assist and propose concrete actions for success. …  

09 Dec 2013 | News story

Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Urgent deal reached for African Elephants

Key states along the illegal ivory value chain have committed to urgent measures to halt the illegal trade and secure elephant populations across Africa. The agreement was reached at the African Elephant Summit convened by the government of Botswana and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | Dutch

03 Dec 2013 | News story

Portrait of penguin, South Africa

IUCN welcomes 52 new Members

On 27 November 2013, the 82nd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

28 Nov 2013 | News story

Taller Nacional de Recursos Genéticos Asociados a los Conocimientos Tradicionales de los Pueblos Indígenas y Comunidades Locales. Ecuador, 2013

Recursos genéticos y conocimientos tradicionales: más aportes para la normativa de Ecuador

El taller facilitó el diálogo entre los actores involucrados; contó con la participación de líderes de pueblos indígenas y organizaciones de afroecuatorianos y montubios, así como representantes del Estado …  

26 Nov 2013 | News story
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Congreso Mundial de Parques 2014

El Congreso Mundial de Parques 2014 de la UICN abre sus inscripciones

Del 12 al 19 de noviembre de 2014 se celebrará en Sídney, Australia, el principal congreso mundial en áreas protegidas, con el tema “Los Parques, la gente y el planeta: soluciones inspiradoras”. El evento estará guiado por los temas de trabajo de la UICN: Valoración y conservación de la naturaleza, Gobernanza efectiva y equitativa del uso de recursos naturales, y Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para el clima, la alimentación y el desarrollo …  

25 Nov 2013 | News story
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