Sobre el terreno

The vicuña, a wild South American camelid adapted to the high Andean region

Can high fashion help the high Andes?

The growing demand for luxury clothing is helping to secure one of South America’s threatened species—the vicuña—but can it also secure the livelihoods of the poor Andean communities who produce vicuña fibre? …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

One of the dams that has been removed on the Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan to help ease the passage of salmon

Securing a safe passage for salmon

IUCN experts are advising the Japanese on the removal of a series of dams that have hampered wild salmon migration in the Shiretoko World Heritage Site. …  

14 Dec 2010 | News story

White stork nesting

Buying land to save the species of Spain

Some of Spain’s flagship species such as the Iberian lynx and brown bear are benefiting from the work of IUCN Member organization Fundació Caixa Catalunya. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story