The Huasco River in the Atacama Region of Chile is no typical river. Fed by glaciers straddling the Chile and Argentina border high up in the Andes, the river is formed by the confluence of the Del Carmen and Del Transito tributaries. Halfway along the river from source to sea the Santa Juana Reservoir stores the water for irrigation needs – mainly for grapes grown for export and olives for oil. The river continues to flow through Vallenar, the capital of the Huasco province, eventually entering the Pacific Ocean at the coastal town of Huasco. …
Maintaining healthy biodiversity can play a significant role in climate change mitigation and the world’s protected areas - national parks, marine reserves, wilderness areas and so on - are essential in safeguarding this role. … | French
22 Dec 2009 | News story
Winner gains first-hand experience of UN climate talks in Copenhagen.
A 19 year-old Colombian student is this year’s grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green online and mobile community. … | Spanish
15 Dec 2009 | News story
IUCN, with the support of Econ Pöyry, has reviewed experiences with existing benefit sharing arrangements in the forest sector and in other areas in order to inform discussions on how to develop benefit sharing systems under REDD. …
09 Dec 2009 | News story
IUCN National Committee of Bolivia Seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources"
A seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources" was held in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, as part of the wider project "Improving the livelihood of indigenous people in the mountain areas in Bolivia and Peru, through greater security of land tenure and access to resources", implemented by the IUCN Regional Office for South America (SUR), and the IUCN Bolivian and Peruvian Committees of IUCN. … | Spanish
09 Dec 2009 | News story
On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement. … | French | Spanish
06 Dec 2009 | News story
IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme organized a four day event “Private Sector @ IUCN” from 19 – 22 October in its Head Quarters in Gland, Switzerland. The event brought together IUCN staff working with the private sector and representatives from businesses interacting with IUCN. …
03 Dec 2009 | News story
La publicación incluye mapas y un CD interactivo. El sitio web permitirá consultar en detalle todas las fichas evaluadas.En la evaluación regional de peces se analizaron 191 especies, de las cuales 11 se encuentran amenazadas y 50 tienen datos insuficientes. …
All those who have been working tirelessly to ensure that women are properly considered in efforts to tackle climate change will be watching events at Copenhagen with bated breath. Any agreement that emerges from the conference may be the first to recognize the gender aspects of climate change, and, in doing so, will be on the way to saving the lives of millions of women and children. … | French | Spanish
30 Nov 2009 | News story