South America

Diálogo Internacional REDD+ Ecuador, julio de 2011

Publicación sobre el proceso de preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, al público

- Abordar las causas de la deforestación y la degradación de los bosques; establecer un sistema de distribución de los ingresos y beneficios; generar mecanismos y procesos de inclusión y participación de los diversos actores; mejorar el acceso, el uso y la disponibilidad de información para satisfacer las necesidades locales de desarrollo de capacidades, son los principales desafíos de Ecuador, en la fase preparatoria para REDD+, señalan los autores de esta publicación.
- El lanzamiento del informe se llevará a cabo el miércoles 6 de julio de 2011, a las 19h00, en el Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Centro Histórico de Quito.
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06 Jul 2011 | News story
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Satellite imagery aids Galapagos Tortoise conservation

How GeoEye imagery is being  used to study Galapagos tortoises on Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador. An example of conservation from space! …  

02 Jul 2011 | News story

Guatemala

Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

MINAM

MINAM organizó taller sobre criterios de la UICN para la categorización de especies amenazadas

Se brindó información básica teórica y práctica para lograr una visión y objetivo común para la categorización de especies amenazadas en el Perú. …  

25 Jun 2011 | News story

Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Natural infrastructure part of the hydropower debate

During the recent World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, IUCN shared its views on the role of natural infrastructure in securing renewable energy supplies and enhancing sustainable development. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

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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