South America

Felices fiestas 2011

UICN: ¡Felices Fiestas!

Víctor Hugo Inchausty, Director Regional (ad-interim) de la Oficinal Regional para América del Sur de la UICN. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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Arturo Mora y Mónica Ribadeneira Sarmiento de UICN-Sur, con Hugo Echeverría, especialista de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.

Expertos de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN contribuyen al análisis jurídico del proyecto de Código Orgánico Integral Penal Ecuatoriano

En tres reuniones de trabajo que fueron coordinadas con el Comité Ecuatoriano de la UICN y la Secretaría de la Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, miembros de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental e invitados de otras Comisiones analizaron el proyecto de Código Orgánico Integral Penal. …  

20 Dec 2011 | News story
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SOS, CI, amphibians, Nokia

New mobile app features the amazing world of frogs

The first ever IUCN mobile application developed together with Nokia is now available for consumer use, ready to download from the Nokia Store. The free-for-download app is the result of a partnership between Nokia and SOS (Save Our Species), a global species conservation fund to protect threatened species and their habitats. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story


IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Green Economy

New study to help businesses address their impacts on nature

As the business community begins to embrace ecosystems and biodiversity as key components of commercial success, a ground-breaking report from the major study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is being published by Earthscan today. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story

Clown anemone fish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Saving Nemo: charisma is not enough

If conservation action is not taken, there may come a time when no one will be able to find Nemo. One in every six species related to characters in the movie Finding Nemo is threatened by extinction, according to a new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Simon Fraser University.  | French | Spanish

13 Dec 2011 | News story

Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Financiamiento para la reducción de emisiones

 En la actualidad, las Naciones Unidas y el Banco Mundial ofrecen financiamiento a los gobiernos latinoamericanos para que se preparen e implementen mecanismos de reducción de emisiones. En varios países se debate sobre la forma a través de la cual estos mecanismos y fondos serán implementados, cómo se involucrará a las comunidades indígenas y campesinas y los beneficios que se pueden obtener; también, propuestas alternativas. Lo importante es la premisa que guía estos diálogos: el involucramiento de los diferentes actores, principalmente de quienes habitan en las zonas de bosques y viven de ellos, es fundamental. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story
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Ashok Khosla

IUCN President gets top WWF honours

IUCN President Dr Ashok Khosla OBE, one of the world’s leading experts on the environment and sustainable development, has been awarded the 2011 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

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

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