Central America

Saba from the Sea

International Recognition for Protected Areas and Species in the Dutch Caribbean

Nature conservation in the Dutch Caribbean just took a giant leap toward a more sustainable future with international recognition of three more or our protected areas and six more species, including our most important reef building corals. The Saba National Marine Park, the Man O’ War Shoal Marine Park on St. Maarten and the St. Eustatius National Marine Park are now officially recognized as protected areas under the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW).

20 Jan 2015 | News story

IUCN World Heritage Panel, December 2014

IUCN World Heritage Panel meets to discuss proposed new listings for 2015

The IUCN World Heritage Panel met in December to examine the nominations submitted for possible World Heritage listing in 2015. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will convene in June and IUCN will provide its recommendations on natural sites.  …  

19 Jan 2015 | News story

Peacock butterfly

IUCN welcomes 13 new Members

 The IUCN Council has admitted 13 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jan 2015 | News story

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General

Inger Andersen takes up her duties as IUCN Director General

This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General. …  

13 Jan 2015 | News story

Masai Mara National Park

Mission: supporting development through biodiversity conservation

The European Union is the biggest contributor to biodiversity finance in developing countries, and with the designation of 2015 as the “European Year for Development”, the achievements of the European Union’s global action in the field of conservation will be in the spotlight. Some of these results were showcased recently at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, through the participation of EU-supported protected areas initiatives such as BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme). …  

09 Jan 2015 | News story

Miguel Alamilla, manager of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve explains the reserve management scheme at the BIOPAMA Learning Exchange for Junior MPA managers (Feb 2014, Belize)

Call for participants: Caribbean training for trainers 2015

The 11th edition of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Training of Trainers on Marine Protected Area Management regional course will take place from 16 to 25 February 2015 in Grenada. The EU-funded BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is collaborating with the UNEP-CEP/SPAW CaMPAM Network and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Network (ECMMAN) project to deliver this course, and the Grenada Fisheries Division will provide local support to facilitate the training. …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

Season's greetings from IUCN President and Director General

A year-end message from the IUCN President and Director General. …   | French | Spanish

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

Integrantes de la MANCUERNA, durante visita de campo a parcelas de restauración forestal

Gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe suman más de 20 millones de hectáreas a la restauración forestal para el 2020

Lima, Perú, 07 de diciembre de 2014. Líderes gubernamentales de latinoamérica, organizaciones ambientales, representantes de los sectores agrícolas y de la inversión privada y multilateral asistieron al lanzamiento de la Iniciativa 20x20 durante la COP20, propuesta que constituye un esfuerzo liderado por países que buscan un cambio en la dinámica de la degradación del paisaje rural en América Latina y el Caribe, al proponer restaurar 22 millones de hectáreas de tierra para el 2020, con una inversión privada de $365 millones.  …  

07 Dec 2014 | News story

Portada del libro "La Lista Roja de la UICN: 50 Años de Conservación".

Libro "La Lista Roja de la UICN: 50 Años de Conservación" puede descargarse gratis

CEMEX anunció este 4 de diciembre que el libro "La Lista Roja de la UICN: 50 Años de Conservación", la segunda edición de su serie sobre la naturaleza, y publicado en colaboración con la UICN, puede descargarse como un iBook de esta dirección: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/iucn-red-list-50-years-conservation/id934571728?ls=1&mt=11

07 Dec 2014 | News story

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