South America

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

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás". Santa Fe, Argentina.

Día Mundial de los humedales se celebra hoy

El lema para 2011 es “Los Humedales y los Bosques”. Este año, la Convención Ramsar celebra también su 40º aniversario.
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02 Feb 2011 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

Union Pulse: Message from Membership Unit, Constituency Support Group

Véronique Zurcher, Membership Officer, outlines some of the priorities for 2011. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jan 2011 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests

World’s forests essential to life - IUCN

More resources should be dedicated to protecting our invaluable forest wealth and to restoring degraded forest landscapes, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Revista Conservación Mundial, enero 2011

El Gran Plan: la conservación en los próximos años

Está disponible en forma impresa y en línea, el último número de Conservación Mundial. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Intercambio de Experiencias entre actores forestales peruanos y la Alianza de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias de Guatemala. Petén, Guatemala, noviembre 2010.

Perú y Guatemala comparten experiencias en el manejo de bosques

En noviembre de 2010, en Petén, Guatemala, se llevó a cabo el Intercambio de Experiencias entre actores forestales peruanos y la Alianza de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias de Guatemala, gracias al apoyo del GFP. …  

23 Dec 2010 | News story

Chocó harlequin toad

Protection for new toad species discovered in Colombia

A new species of harlequin toad has been found in Chocó, Colombia during a field project supported by the SOS-Save our Species initiative in which IUCN is a partner. …  

21 Dec 2010 | News story


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