Central America

Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story


IUCN Caribbean Member Receives Mcarthur Award


03 Jun 2009 | News story

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate - Amazona versicolor

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate

Analyses are currently underway following a two-month survey that ended in March, of the Saint Lucia Amazon parrot (Amazona versicolor) across the whole of St. Lucia’s mountainous rainforests. …  

03 Jun 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Strengthening Caribbean Conservation

Leaders in the fields of conservation and sustainable development are meeting in Trinidad this week to find ways to strengthen collaboration between the Caribbean island nations and IUCN. …  

05 May 2009 | News story

Montserrat’s threatened “mountain chicken” frog

Rescue plan in place for threatened Montserrat frog

An ambitious rescue operation has been put in place by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell) , the Ministry of the Environment in Montserrat and the Zoological Society of London, UK to prevent the decimation of Montserrat’s threatened “mountain chicken” frog from chytrid fungus. …  

05 May 2009 | News story

Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)

Cuba - The Crown Jewel of the Caribbean - But for how much longer?

Earlier this week the Brookings Institution brought together a panel of marine experts to outline a new path for the United States and Cuba to work together on environmental issues to protect diverse marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Green Expo 2009

Green Expo 2009

Jamaica’s Green Expo 2009 kicks off on June 5th – World Environment Day. The weekend-long exposition, held biennially during National Environmental Awareness Week, is organised by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust and attracts families, school groups and businesses. This year’s main theme is climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

UICN se reunió con representantes del sector privado guatemalteco para presentar su estrategia de Manejo Integrado de Cuencas

UICN presentó su estrategia de Manejo Integrado de Cuencas al Sector Privado de Guatemala

• UICN promueve reunión con el sector empresarial y por eso presentó ante empresa privada el trabajo realizado por medio del manejo integrado de microcuencas.
• Experiencias con comunidades locales y la conformación de consejos de microcuencas demuestran logros para la gestión integrada de recursos hídricos.
• Representantes de la empresa privada asienten sobre la importancia de una gestión hídrica para la sustentabilidad. …  

11 Feb 2009 | News story
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Women carrying wood

Las mujeres sienten el calor del cambio climático

La vida de las mujeres corre más riesgo que la de los hombres ante los efectos del cambio climático, según la UICN. El cambio climático afectará a todos los países, pero las mujeres en condición de pobreza en los países en vías de desarrollo se verán afectadas de forma desproporcionada. Por ello, la mayoría de los debates de la XIV Conferencia de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático que se realiza en Poznan consideran que hasta ahora ha sido el género ciego. …  

08 Dec 2008 | News story

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