South America

Vida Silvestre

A vivir la naturaleza

La tasa actual de extinción de especies sólo fue igualada cinco veces en la historia de la vida en el planeta y el grado de modificación de ecosistemas solamente tiene precedentes en desastres naturales de orden planetario. Con la pérdida de la biodiversidad se merman las posibilidades de bienestar y supervivencia para nuestra especie y las demás. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Guanacos

El manejo sostenible de los guanacos sí es posible

El uso de guanacos (Lama guanicoe), junto con el de vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) son ejemplos únicos de uso no-consuntivo de fauna, ya que permiten la esquila de animales en vivo que luego son liberados al medio natural. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

British High Commissioner, Malcom McLachlan and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami with the cheque that will see the set up of the new environment compliance and enforcement course.

Low enforcement weakens environmental fight: new course to help

A new Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Certificate course will be offered from August this year as part of the University of the South Pacific’s calendar. This was revealed today when the British High Commission officially handed over the initial funding for the development of the course to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Bosques Amazónicos. Napo, Ecuador

Partners for the protection of Ecuador’s forests

The Ecuadorian Government is taking bold steps to protect the country's native forests - natural 'gold mines' that  store large amounts of carbon, harbour some of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet, and provide numerous other benefits to people and nature. …  

28 Feb 2011 | News story

White-collared peccary

Finding a better way

In one of the biologically richest places on earth, IUCN Members are helping to provide people with alternatives to income from the illegal wild meat trade that is threatening local wildlife. …   | Spanish

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

2012 Congress logo

Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Voces para Bosques Sustentables

24 videos on Amazonian forests of Ecuador / Voces para Bosques Sustentables

Experts speak plainly about the Amazonian forests of Ecuador in this series of 24 videos. In this interview, Ana Puyol says the Spanish-language videos are useful for community radio, schools and the media. …  

10 Feb 2011 | News story

Conferencia Preparatoria de Propuestas para la Reunión Global sobre el Mecanismo de Donación. Pachacamac, Perú.

Latin American Indigenous Peoples and local communities analyze the Forest Investment Programme’s Dedicated Grant Mechanism

Representatives of Latin American indigenous peoples and local communities met recently in Pachacamac, Peru to discuss the proposal for the creation of a Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in support of national REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation)strategies. …   | Spanish

07 Feb 2011 | News story


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