South America

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands

A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Indígena kichwa, Ecuador.

Between ice and earth

At the foot of the Chimborazo, in Ecuador, the indigenous community Kichwa fight against climate change by conserving groundwater while the ice at the higher altitudes is melting, writes Ramiro Escobar of diario El País. …   | Spanish

28 May 2012 | News story

Michel Pimbert

El compromiso, la clave

Mensaje del Vicepresidente Mundial de la CPAES, Michel Pimbert …  

23 May 2012 | News story
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Aroha Mead, New Zealand

El mundo está listo para un enfoque más integrado de las políticas ambientales, económicas, sociales y culturales

Mensaje de la Presidenta Mundial de la CPAES, Aroha Te Pereake Mead …  

23 May 2012 | News story
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Vice minister speaking with rural village community

Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities. 

16 May 2012 | News story

Rodrigo Medellin receives the Whitley Fund for Nature Gold Award from HRH The Princess Royal at the Royal Geographical Society, London, May 9th, 2012

IUCN bat expert wins prestigious conservation award

Many congratulations to Rodrigo Medellín, co-chair of the IUCN SSC Bat Specialist Group, who has been awarded the 2012 Whitley Gold Award, donated by The Friends of Whitley Fund for Nature, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to conservation. …  

11 May 2012 | News story

Tapires en Ecuador.

Día Nacional del Tapir en Ecuador

Hoy, 9 de mayo, unámonos a este festejo por una especie libre de amenazas y por un ambiente sano, sin contaminación. …  

09 May 2012 | News story
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Sitio web Programa Trinacional de Conservación y Desarrollo Sostenible, 2012.

Programa Trinacional lanza sitio web

A partir de ahora podrá encontrar en la web toda la información sobre el Programa Trinacional de Conservación y Desarrollo Sostenible La Paya (Colombia), Cuyabeno (Ecuador), Güeppí (Perú), una iniciativa que busca encontrar elementos comunes de trabajo que permitan preservar esta zona, considerada por su exuberancia natural y cultural, como una de las más ricas del planeta. …  

07 May 2012 | News story

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