South America

Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini

New commitments for the conservation of migratory species

Internationally coordinated conservation measures for the world’s migratory species will be discussed next week at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The IUCN Delegation, including participants from the Regional Office for South America and experts from the Species Survival Commission (SSC), will provide technical advice to Parties on the submitted proposals. …   | Spanish

28 Oct 2014 | News story

Mono, Amazonía.

A new regional project aims to join 8 countries with a common conservation vision for Amazon protected areas

The main goals are to increase the ecosystem’s resilience to the effects of climate change, and to maintain the provision of environmental goods and services. …   | Spanish | Portuguese

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Reserva Costera Valdiviana

Three winners, one special mention: results of the video contest: ”Inspiring Stories from Protected Areas”

It was a difficult task for our judges to select the three winning videos from the contest organized by IUCN´s Regional Office for South America, with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The recognitions are for Chile, Peru and Argentina.  | Spanish

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Collage of all White-lipped Peccary artworks

Artists unite for threatened species

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Peccary Specialist Group recently enlisted the voluntary help of artists to raise awareness of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), which is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The creativity and generosity of the artists resulted in over 38 artworks showcasing a wide range of artistic styles, and capturing the peccary’s social behaviour, environment and charm. …  

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Primera Reunión Grupal de Trabajo del Diálogo Nacional de Cambio Climático Ecuador

Ecuador rumbo a la COP 20: El financiamiento, eje central para la lucha contra el cambio climático en Ecuador

El pasado 8 de octubre de 2014 se desarrolló la Primera Reunión Grupal de Trabajo del Diálogo Nacional de Cambio Climático, en la que se abordó el tema del “Financiamiento del Cambio Climático”. El evento fue organizado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana del Ecuador (MREMH), el Ministerio de Ambiente (MAE), con el apoyo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y la Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA).  …  

17 Oct 2014 | News story

Inspiring action for a protected planet: National Geographic teams up with IUCN

IUCN Member National Geographic has been announced today as the official media partner for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – a global forum on protected areas taking place in Sydney, Australia this November.  …  

17 Oct 2014 | News story

Mujer indígena de Zuleta, Ecuador.

Mujeres gestoras de los páramos: aportes para la conservación y la equidad

El 15 de octubre se destaca a nivel internacional el papel que cumplen las mujeres rurales en el desarrollo sostenible; su aporte para asegurar la soberanía alimentaria y la erradicación de la pobreza y las desigualdades. …  

17 Oct 2014 | News story

Inauguración COP12 del, CBD, Pyeongchang, República de Corea 2014.

La biodiversidad para el desarrollo sostenible: los avances en la COP12 del CDB

El año 2014 se ha convertido en un momento estratégico para monitorear el estado de la biodiversidad a través del cumplimiento de las Metas de Aichi que todos los países miembros del Convenio de Diversidad Biológica (CDB) deberán completar al año 2020. Estos países incluyen todos los de América del Sur. …  

15 Oct 2014 | News story


SOS: A Powerful Tool for governments

Learn more about SOS – Save Our Species at a celebration on resource mobilisation with colleagues also from the CBD, CEPF and LifeWeb at the Rio Convention Pavilion Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 18:30– 20:00. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Concurso video "Historias inspiradoras de áreas protegidas"

Inspiring stories from South America’s protected areas

A competition ‘Inspirational Stories from Protected Areas”, organised by IUCN to share conservation experience in South America has generated a wealth of moving and compelling videos. …   | Spanish

07 Oct 2014 | News story

South American regional office