South America

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

IUCN opens a new office in Brazil

IUCN has opened a new office in Brazil, to be located in the federal capital Brasilia. Establishing a permanent institutional presence in a country that offers great opportunities and challenges in the social and environmental fields was considered essential, and IUCN’s Brasilia office will address the need to effectively and efficiently implement the IUCN programme in South America. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

IUCN and ICMBio sign cooperation deal

IUCN expanding Red List in Brazil

IUCN and the Instituto Chico Mendes para conservação da biodiversidade (ICMBio) today signed an agreement to build the Brazilian Red List of Threatened Species.   …   | Spanish

28 Jul 2010 | News story

Mangrove resources in the Solomon Islands

Final push to the negotiations on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing

Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are meeting in Montreal from 10 till 16 July to agree on the details of a new global legal agreement to regulate the provision and use of the world’s genetic resources. The results of these negotiations, to be presented to the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to take place in Nagoya, Japan in October this year, will significantly improve the management of the genetic diversity of our planet contributing to the three objectives of the Convention and - ultimately - to human well-being. …   | Spanish

15 Jul 2010 | News story

Rio Tinto Utah Site Visit

IUCN and Rio Tinto sign an agreement

On July 12th, IUCN and Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group, will begin their collaboration to improve biodiversity and land use management in the company’s operations. …   | Spanish

12 Jul 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

Pseudocyphellaria dozyana. Especie reportada, pero apenas ahora se realiza el primer registro desde hace mas de 45 años.

CDF Galapagos Lichen Survey Leads to Wealth of New Discoveries

A Galápagos lichen survey conducted 16 June 2010 by an international scientific team of lichenologists, botanists, professors, graduate students, and naturalists taking part in a lichen workshop convened 14-18 June by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) uncovered a bounty of new findings: more than 60 species newly reported from Galápagos, and an estimated ten species new to science. …   | Spanish

05 Jul 2010 | News story

IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, Papallacta.

Ecuador prepara su Estrategia Nacional REDD+

El IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, se desarrolló del 15 al 18 de junio, como parte de las actividades que desarrolla The Forest Dialogue (El Diálogo sobre Bosques) y la UICN. En medio de una numerosa participación de miembros de la sociedad civil, gobiernos y sector privado de EEUU, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Guyana, Ghana, Kenia, Uganda, Ecuador e Irlanda, el país recibió nuevos insumos para la construcción de su Estrategia Nacional REDD+. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

Centro Ecuatoriano de Derecho Ambiental

Aplicación del derecho ambiental y judicialización de los delitos ambientales, experiencias latinoamericanas

El evento, organizado por el Centro Ecuatoriano de Derecho Ambiental, se llevará a cabo el 8 de julio de 2010, en la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador. …  

28 Jun 2010 | News story


Red Social Ecobook de UICN ya está en línea

La iniciativa Pacto por la Vida, auspiciada por UICN, puso en línea la plataforma social Ecobook,  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Lessons learned from improving forest governance in Acre, Brazil

Lessons learned from improving forest governance in Acre, Brazil

This new publication not only analyses the lessons learned in Acre, Brazil, from IUCN's global forest governance project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), but is itself part of an ongoing local process of social learning about governance and forests. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

South American regional office