South America

A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum), Great Barrier Reef

Keep World Heritage standards high

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opens its annual meeting in Paris today. The Committee will announce the new remarkable natural and cultural areas that have made it to the list of World Heritage Sites. A total of 42 sites are considered for inscription this year. …   | French | Spanish

19 Jun 2011 | News story

Arabian Oryx

A grain of hope in the desert

The regal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Its wild population now stands at 1,000 individuals.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Las áreas protegidas de América Latina: situación actual y perspectivas para el futuro

The protected areas of Latin America – current situation and prospects for the future

The launch of the book, which forms part of the celebration of 20 years of work by the International Union for Nature Conservation in South America, will be next Tuesday the 14th June 2011, in the lounge of the Casino de Hotal María Angola, in Lima, Peru, at 19:30. …   | Spanish

14 Jun 2011 | News story
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The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List.

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New remarkable natural and cultural sites to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List will be announced at the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, June 19-29. A total of 42 sites will be considered for inscription this year. …   | French | Spanish

10 Jun 2011 | News story

Manono Island, Samoa.

"Change comes from within"

Statement by Taholo Kami, Regional Director of IUCN Oceania on the occassion of World Oceans Day, 8 June 2011. 

08 Jun 2011 | News story

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Dos nuevas organizaciones se suman a la membresía sudamericana de UICN

Bienvenidas Fundación ProYungas de Argentina y NATIVA de Bolivia. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

IUCN and SENAGUA: a strong partnership for better water management in Ecuador

Achieving sustainable water resource management in Ecuador  will benefit from a new partnership between the National Water Secretariat (SENAGUA) and IUCN South America. The two organizations are working together towards the improvement of water and river basin management in Ecuador. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

Dry ground in Oued El Maleh swamp in Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

Bonn “Can Do” Cancun Climate Change Agreement – IUCN

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks that will be held in Bonn from 6 to 17 June will start in earnest on the full implementation of the Agreements reached in Cancun by all Parties to the Climate Change Convention. …  

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story


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