South America

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “South America” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The Regional Judicial Colloquium for Latin-America and the Caribbean - “Constitutions, Environment, and Human Rights: Practice and Implementation”...
This innovative Colloquium was initiated by the IUCN World Commision on Environmental Law and organized under the auspices of the Federal Senate of Brazil and the Global Judicial Institute on the...
The IUCN World Heritage Panel recently gathered in Gland, Switzerland to review eight natural areas nominated for potential inscription on the World...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the official advisor on nature under the World Heritage Convention, and makes recommendations to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on...
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR SOUTH AMERICA: Edificio Murano Plaza, 12th floor  170515 Quito, Ecuador PBX: (593 2) 3330 684samerica@iucn.org www.iucn.org/sur www.portalces.org Twitter: @UICN_SUR Facebook...
The IUCN ‘Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas’ (GLPCA) is a global programme to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and...
The IUCN Green List Standard User Manual The GLPCA Standard is backed by a IUCN Green List User Manual describing the rules and procedures that entities involved in the GLPCA programme have to...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern: • ...
Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for...
The launch marked the end of the development of capacity building modules initiated in early 2017 with the identification of a suite of necessary competences for integrated planning.  The course is...
CEESP News: by FARN - Environment and Natural Resources Foundation After more than 6 years of intense meetings and negotiations, 24 countries of...
Photo: LAC: a historical legally-binding Agreement for the Protection of Environmental Rights This multilateral instrument seeks to effectively guarantee the...
Latin American and Caribbean countries are at the forefront of the first effects of ocean acidification on people’s lives, according to experts who...
Research suggests that rising seawater acidity is already impacting the ability of organisms such as shellfish and corals in the region to build shells and skeletons. This could undermine regional...
By Brent A. Mitchell. Chile exemplifies a growing trend in conservation: privately protected areas. While several large private conservation...
Bosque Pehuén, in Chile’s popular Lake District, is a Category I protected area, adjacent to Villarrica National Park. It encompasses a complete basin that protects meadows, old forests, shrubs and...
Major high-level Bonn Challenge events moved global forest landscape restoration action forward last week – from a joint strategy to pursue...
With two high-level Bonn Challenge forest landscape restoration (FLR) events taking place in the Republic of Congo and Brazil in mid-March, expectations were high for progress towards the world’s...
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....

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