South America

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

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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