South America

The Secretariat of the Andean Community and IUCN hosted a meeting in Lima for Water and Environmental authorities from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to present and launch the new river basin maps for the Andean Community.

Building Transboundary Trust in the Andes

Information on water flows, how much rainfall, and where the water goes is critical for both water and environmental management, but also for economic development and security. …   | Spanish

06 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

Plan Especies Migratorias y Experiencias Adaptación al Cambio Climático

WWF-Colombia lanza dos nuevas publicaciones

Un diagnóstico para el manejo sostenible de especies migratorias y una recopilación de experiencias sobre adaptación al cambio climático están disponibles en el sitio web de la organización. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

Pueblo Saramacca, Surinam, 2010

Supporting the planning and development of the Saramaccas’ territory

IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Padlocks for Lake Parón water users, Rio Santo, Peru

Protecting the Rio Santa watershed in Peru

“What we need to do is improve the management of the entire basin”, said Marco Arenas, Head of the Huascaran National Park Authority in Huaraz, as he explained the water problems in the region to Mario Aguirre, IUCN Water Coordinator for South America. …  

08 Apr 2010 | News story

Leaf with raindrops. Alotau, PNG.

Union Pulse Members' newsletter online

The March 2010 edition of Union Pulse is now online containing news and information from and for IUCN Members. …   | French | Spanish

30 Mar 2010 | News story

Niña de la comunidad de El Tambo, Ecuador

Agua limpia para un mundo sano

Cuarenta millones de personas en el mundo no tienen acceso a agua segura. En América Latina, la calidad del agua disminuye, principalmente, por las actividades humanas. En las grandes ciudades los cursos de agua son sobreexplotados y al mismo tiempo existen problemas de escasez que afectan la calidad del servicio y el acceso. …  

29 Mar 2010 | News story
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Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

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Invitation to comment on the draft agenda for the 74th Council (2-4 June 2010)

IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees are invited to send their comments on the draft agenda for the 74th Council to the IUCN Director General (jml@iucn.org), in English, French or Spanish, before 14 May 2010. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Colcas en la puna. Junín, Perú

Sudamérica prepara un plan para proteger sus pastizales templados

Con la Declaración de Bariloche sobre pastizales templados, firmada durante el VI Congreso Conexión del Hemisferio Sur en febrero pasado, se reafirma la importancia de la conservación y el uso sustentable de estos ecosistemas. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story


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