South America

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

IUCN logo

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

Desayuno interministerial, Estrategia para la Reducción de la Comercialización y Consumo de Carne Silvestre. Ecuador, 2011

Ministerios Ecuatorianos se organizan para combatir el comercio ilegal de fauna silvestre

La comercialización de mamíferos grandes en uno de los lugares biológicamente más ricos de la Tierra, la Reserva de Biosfera Yasuní, ha provocado que las poblaciones de guantas, huanganas y saínos de la provincia de Orellana, desaparezcan o estén en peligro de extinción. …  

25 Jul 2011 | News story
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Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable desire to maintain pristine ecosystems and exclude all alien species. Such criticism is, in fact, unfounded. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Lanzamiento del Decenio de la Biodiversidad, Ecuador, 2011.

Comienza el Decenio de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Biodiversidad 2011-2020

El lanzamiento de la celebración, se realizó en Quito, Ecuador, en el marco del Taller de Actualización de las Estrategias y Planes de Acción para la Biodiversidad del CDB. …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

Transporte de madera ilegal en el tramo de la carretera Iscozacín – Villa Rica

Finaliza proyecto de extracción ilegal de especies maderables en Perú

El proyecto ayudó a fortalecer la coordinación y articulación interinstitucional de las entidades gubernamentales y de diversas organizaciones sociales para promover una mejor participación en la conservación y uso de los recursos naturales de todos los actores presentes en la zona. …  

08 Jul 2011 | News story
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