South America

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Lago Titicaca, sistema TDPS, Bolivia.

Cuencas sin fronteras: manejo conjunto, visión única

La Gestión Integrada de Recursos Hídricos (GIRH) es el paradigma actual del manejo del agua. Implementarlo en las cuencas de un país constituye un reto; hacerlo en cuencas transfronterizas es un desafío aún mayor. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story
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Luiz Fernando Krieger Merico, Coordenador Nacional, UICN-Brasilia.

Brasil trabaja en la Estrategia Nacional de Biodiversidad para el 2020

En abril de 2010, la UICN, el Ministerio de Ambiente de Brasil, WWF e IPE iniciaron los “Diálogos sobre Biodiversidad: construyendo la estrategia brasileña para el 2020”. Cinco eventos reunieron al sector privado, la sociedad civil, la academia, los pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales y el gobierno, con alrededor de 500 participantes, en uno de los más amplios procesos de gobernanza y definición de una estrategia nacional de biodiversidad a escala global. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story
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Pygmy Hippo

Out of sight, not out of mind

The mysterious life of the pygmy hippo in the jungle of West Africa is being uncovered in an SOS-funded conservation project to save the species from extinction. …  

01 Jan 2012 | News story

Café del conocimiento sobre saberes ancestrales, del proyecto GEF-PNUMA-UICN para el Fortalecimiento de los Regímenes de Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Distribución de Beneficios en América Latina y el Caribe. Quito, Ecuador, 2011.

Traditional knowledge and its protection in the framework of the Access to Genetic Resources: the debate continues

Regional Project: Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing Regimes in Latina America and the Caribbean. …   | Spanish

23 Dec 2011 | News story
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Felices fiestas 2011

UICN: ¡Felices Fiestas!

Víctor Hugo Inchausty, Director Regional (ad-interim) de la Oficinal Regional para América del Sur de la UICN. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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Arturo Mora y Mónica Ribadeneira Sarmiento de UICN-Sur, con Hugo Echeverría, especialista de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.

Expertos de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN contribuyen al análisis jurídico del proyecto de Código Orgánico Integral Penal Ecuatoriano

En tres reuniones de trabajo que fueron coordinadas con el Comité Ecuatoriano de la UICN y la Secretaría de la Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, miembros de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental e invitados de otras Comisiones analizaron el proyecto de Código Orgánico Integral Penal. …  

20 Dec 2011 | News story
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SOS, CI, amphibians, Nokia

New mobile app features the amazing world of frogs

The first ever IUCN mobile application developed together with Nokia is now available for consumer use, ready to download from the Nokia Store. The free-for-download app is the result of a partnership between Nokia and SOS (Save Our Species), a global species conservation fund to protect threatened species and their habitats. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story


IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Green Economy

New study to help businesses address their impacts on nature

As the business community begins to embrace ecosystems and biodiversity as key components of commercial success, a ground-breaking report from the major study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is being published by Earthscan today. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story

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