South America

South America is one of the richest sub-continents in terms of cultural and biological diversity; including indigenous peoples with strong historical ties to the region´s ecosystems, and which is also home to species such as the jaguar, piranha, anaconda and tapir.

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  • Bosque Pehuén: Private, Voluntary Protection in a Chilean Forest Photo: Brent Mitchell

    Bosque Pehuén: private, voluntary protection in a Chilean forest

    28.03.2018

    By Brent A. Mitchell. Chile exemplifies a growing trend in conservation: privately protected areas. While several large private conservation initiatives in Patagonia have (rightly) dominated the headlines, individuals and NGOs are voluntarily protecting...

  • Brazil is changing marine conservation history in the South Atlantic Photo: ICMBio

    Brazil increases marine protection to over 25%

    28.03.2018

    By Cláudio C. Maretti, Chico Mendes Institute (ICMBio) Brazil is advancing consistently in its marine nature conservation and natural resources sustainable use strategy, as the Brazilian President announces it will protect over 920,000 km2, including...

  • Photo: IUCN / Adriana Vidal

    Global headway for Bonn Challenge at Brazil and the Republic of Congo events

    21.03.2018

    Major high-level Bonn Challenge events moved global forest landscape restoration action forward last week – from a joint strategy to pursue implementation financing in Central Africa to a pledge that nearly doubles that of one of the Bonn Challenge’s most...

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