South America

La Segua, Ecuador

Cuidar los Humedales, una respuesta al cambio climático

2 Febrero, Día Mundial de los Humedales. “Los humedales son valorados como fuentes de agua, recarga de acuíferos, criaderos naturales de peces y reservorios de diversidad biológica y cultural, entre otras irremplazables funciones; ahora necesitan ser reconocidos como aliados indispensables en la mitigación de los impactos negativos del cambio climático sobre las cuencas hídricas y los asentamientos humanos”, señalaron desde PROTEGER. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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Mono, Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN expondrá su trabajo en el IVIC

El simposio incluirá charlas sobre plantas y animales, vertebrados e invertebrados, especies terrestres y acuáticas; con presentaciones de África, América, Asia y Europa. Además, se dictarán ponencias sobre temas generales, como las especies amenazadas a nivel mundial, la amenaza del comercio ilegal, la oportunidad que representan el turismo y las áreas protegidas, entre otros. …  

22 Jan 2010 | News story

Huasco River, Chile

Rio Huasco: WANI supports Environmental Flows in Chile

The Huasco River in the Atacama Region of Chile is no typical river...it hardly flows. Atacama is one of the driest places on Earth, yet maintaining the flow of the Huasco river is crucial. The river sustains livelihoods and farming communities, export businesses and ecosystems - all dependent on the river's flow. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Huasco River, Chile

Watering the Atacama Desert: Keeping the Rio Huasco Flowing

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. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story
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Arrayan trees in Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina

Biodiversity: a key weapon in the fight against climate change

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

Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

Elephants, Earth Hour and IUCN!

IUCN Members networked by solar light in the magnificent Elephant House of Copenhagen Zoo at a special event held during the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen.
  …   | French | Spanish

18 Dec 2009 | News story

connect2earth.org

connect2earth 2009 prize awarded

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

Bosque tropical

Sharing the benefits under REDD

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

Group Work at the Seminar

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

IUCN logo

IUCN welcomes 18 new Members

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


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