South America

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

Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Into the deep unknown – scientists on a mission to explore underwater mountains

Top marine scientists from around the world are setting off on a six-week cruise on board the RRS James Cook today to explore underwater mountains – or seamounts – of the southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. Their main focus will be to study species which live on the seabed and to understand the impacts that deep sea fishing has on marine life in the region. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Programa Trinacional, WWF-Colombia.

Amazonía: hacia la consolidación de una región, tres áreas y una acción conjunta

Hablar de la Amazonia es hacer referencia a uno de los lugares más ricos del mundo, 7 millones de kilómetros cuadrados donde hay una increíble riqueza natural y cultural y una diversidad de especies como en ningún otro lugar del Planeta. Además de contar con el río más caudaloso del mundo, en este Bioma, se encuentra una de cada diez especies que existen el mundo. …  

01 Nov 2011 | News story
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IUCN: 20 years working for the conservation in South America

Challenging, full of learning and commitment to the conservation and the strengthening of our network in the region. …   | Spanish

27 Oct 2011 | News story
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Chugchilán, Ecuador.

Ecuador cuenta con el Reglamento Nacional sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos

A través del Decreto Ejecutivo 905, publicado en el Registro Oficial 553, el gobierno ecuatoriano promulgó el pasado 11 de octubre el Reglamento Nacional al Régimen Común sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos en Aplicación a la Decisión 391 de la Comunidad Andina. …  

17 Oct 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

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