South America

Memorial Medal for David Attenborough

IUCN Congress recognises conservation greats

Today, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, IUCN awarded its two highest medals to outstanding individuals of the conservation world, and eleven other conservation greats were granted honorary membership of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | News story
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Oscar Loayza

Empowering indigenous people in protected areas

Oscar Loayza 2012 - Bolivia …  

11 Sep 2012 | News story
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Calumma tarzan

The 100 most threatened species. Are they priceless or worthless?

Tarzan’s Chameleon, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Pygmy Three-toed Sloth have all topped a new list of the species closest to extinction released today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | News story
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A volcano in the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia

Stronger leadership needed to save world’s natural wonders

At the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is warning of the growing threats faced by many existing World Heritage sites and is calling for stronger measures to guarantee their future. …   | French | Spanish

11 Sep 2012 | News story
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Investment in carbon capture — lifeline to poor

Tens of thousands of people around the world are getting greater access to food because of a new investment fund. IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) supports the Livelihoods Fund, which allows companies to offset their carbon footprint by investing in ecosystem restoration programmes that deliver lasting community benefits, including increased food security. …   | French | Spanish

09 Sep 2012 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 48 new Members

On 5 September 2012, the 79th Meeting of the IUCN Council, meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, admitted 48 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | News story

Historias de Frontera, Programa Trinacional, WWF Colombia.

Conozca nuevas "Historias de Frontera"

Boletín informativo del Programa Trinancional de WWF Colombia …  

31 Aug 2012 | News story
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Luis Manuel Maier, Fundacion Vida

From theory in Stockholm to practice in Honduras

Luis Manuel Maier works for IUCN Member 'Fundacion Vida' in Honduras and is currently coordinating the IUCN BRIDGE project in the Goascaran, a river forming the border between Honduras and El Salvador. …  

29 Aug 2012 | News story

International Year of Water Cooperation logo

New video release on water cooperation

A full session at Stockholm World Water Week yesterday saw the official unveiling of plans and communication tools to help promote 2013 as the UN’s International Year of Water Cooperation. …  

28 Aug 2012 | News story

Flag of Guinea 2012 no border

IUCN welcomes the Republic of Guinea as a new State Member

IUCN extends a warm welcome to the Government of the Republic of Guinea, which has officially announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Guinea as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

27 Aug 2012 | News story


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