South America

Antonio Herman Benjamin, Presidente de la Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.

Nuevo Presidente de Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN marca el rumbo

“El Derecho Ambiental es el medio, no el fin; es un instrumento al servicio de las prioridades establecidas por la ciencia”, afirmó Antonio Herman Benjamin, en su paso por la oficina regional de la UICN, mientras participaba en el Congreso de la Red Latinoamericana de Fiscales Ambientales, que se llevó a cabo en Quito, Ecuador. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story
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Polar Bear

De osos polares y zoológicos

¿Alguien recuerda la historia de Knut? Fue un ejemplar de oso polar nacido en cautiverio, que quedo huérfano y que durante largo tiempo fue criado en las instalaciones del zoo de Berlín, Alemania. …  

15 Nov 2012 | News story
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Hugo Echeverría, miembro de la Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.

Environmental legal doubt mobilizes the National Court of Justice in Ecuador

The resolution -signed by the 21 judges of the National Court of Justice of Ecuador- clarified a legal doubt about judicial competence over environmental crimes in the South American country. It is effective since September 11th, 2012 after its publication in the Official Gazette of Ecuador. Several cases, especially in the Ecuadorian province of Galapagos, prompted a consultation to the National Court of Justice. …   | Spanish

15 Nov 2012 | News story
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COP CBD, 2012. Hyderabad, India.

Avances en la COP, pero la naturaleza necesita más

Hyderabad, India. Octubre, 2012. A pesar del progreso hacia el logro de las Metas al año 2020 para detener la pérdida de biodiversidad, urge aumentar los esfuerzos por conservar la naturaleza, si queremos cumplir con la fecha límite para salvar la vida en la Tierra. …  

09 Nov 2012 | News story
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BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance

BRIDGE 'Building River Dialogue and Governance': Plans towards 2013

Cross-border water management not only benefits regional water security, but also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation. IUCN BRIDGE project colleagues met in Chiangrai to discuss progress on the transboundary initiative since it's inception in May 2011, and in particular to put in place plans for BRIDGE into 2013 and beyond. …  

29 Oct 2012 | News story

Yuraygir National Park, Australia

Hyderabad hopes for a protected planet

Protected areas both on land and in the sea are a hot topic here at the Biodiversity talks in Hyderabad. We ask Trevor Sandwith, Head of IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, to explain what they are and why they are so important. …  

18 Oct 2012 | News story

Hammerhead sharks migrate to warmer waters in winter to breed and to cooler waters in summer, often tracking migratory fish.

Into the deep unknown – scientists unveil the secrets of our seas

Hyderabad, India, 15 October 2012 – New facts about marine life enable scientists to locate some of the ocean’s most ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSAs), in the planet’s most remote places. At the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls on the international community to protect them. …  

15 Oct 2012 | News story

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In a nutshell: Hyderabad Biodiversity summit - Week One

At the 2010 Biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed the ‘Big Plan to save nature’ with its 20 Aichi biodiversity targets to be met by 2020. Today, the Parties meet again, this time in Hyderabad, India to discuss what progress has been made so far in turning the Big Plan into reality. …  

14 Oct 2012 | News story

IPBES event at the Just World Pavilion, IUCN World Conservation Congress - Jeju 2012

Engagement in IPBES – the top priority for IUCN

"IUCN’s commitment to materialize IPBES, which concretely works at the science-policy interface, marked another step during the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress," says Ms Cyrie Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme Group, IUCN Secretariat. …  

10 Oct 2012 | News story
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ICC Jeju

América del Sur en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza

Resumen de las decisiones más importantes, los talleres destacados, los rostros reconocidos y todo lo que la Secretaría de UICN para América del Sur y sus miembros -organizacionales y de comisiones- llevaron a la Isla de Jeju, en Corea del Sur. …  

10 Oct 2012 | News story
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