South America

Clown anemone fish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Saving Nemo: charisma is not enough

If conservation action is not taken, there may come a time when no one will be able to find Nemo. One in every six species related to characters in the movie Finding Nemo is threatened by extinction, according to a new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Simon Fraser University.  | French | Spanish

13 Dec 2011 | News story

Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Financiamiento para la reducción de emisiones

 En la actualidad, las Naciones Unidas y el Banco Mundial ofrecen financiamiento a los gobiernos latinoamericanos para que se preparen e implementen mecanismos de reducción de emisiones. En varios países se debate sobre la forma a través de la cual estos mecanismos y fondos serán implementados, cómo se involucrará a las comunidades indígenas y campesinas y los beneficios que se pueden obtener; también, propuestas alternativas. Lo importante es la premisa que guía estos diálogos: el involucramiento de los diferentes actores, principalmente de quienes habitan en las zonas de bosques y viven de ellos, es fundamental. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story
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Ashok Khosla

IUCN President gets top WWF honours

IUCN President Dr Ashok Khosla OBE, one of the world’s leading experts on the environment and sustainable development, has been awarded the 2011 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

Boy with Rice and Fish in the Tsitongambarika forest

Protecting nature makes sense: IUCN and Rio Tinto assess conservation’s costs and benefits

A new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) finds that by financing the restoration or protection of natural areas, companies can offset the negative impacts of their operations and generate significant economic benefits, but the needs of local communities must be properly addressed. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2011 | News story

The “Blue Carbon Policy Framework” outlines opportunities for including the conservation of coastal areas in climate change policies and financing processes.

First action plan for world’s blue carbon policy

The first policy framework outlining activities needed to include coastal marine areas such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses into the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been presented in a report by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Conservation International (CI). …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 2011 | News story

Carretera Cobija-Riberalta, Bolivia.

IIRSA: información disponible

Caja de Herramientas …  

30 Nov 2011 | News story
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IUCN Membership tops 1200

On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Valeria Chamorro de UICN y Linda Cross, Embajada Británica.

Expertos se reúnen con periodistas ecuatorianos para analizar la situación de especies marinas amenazadas

Alrededor de 30 periodistas de prensa escrita, radio y televisión participaron en el desayuno de trabajo “Desafíos para la conservación de especies en el Ecuador: el cambio climático y su efecto en el mundo marino”. …  

25 Nov 2011 | News story
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IUCN: 20 years in South America

It has been 20 years since IUCN started its work in South America. First steps were given in order to show the world the importance of this region and the conservation of its biological richness. The little group of passionate people turned into a big network of NGOs, governments and experts committed with the vision of a just world that values and conserves nature. …  

25 Nov 2011 | News story


South American regional office