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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Transparency is one of the four core principles of IUCN-led Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAPs). Therefore, the Rio Doce...
In 2017 Agenda (ENG - POR) for the 1st Rio Doce Panel site visit and panel meetings (25 September - 3 October 2017) Summary report (ENG - POR) of the 1st Rio Doce Panel site visit and meetings (25...
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....
Learn more about the Rio Doce Panel members and the Terms of Reference for serving on this independent, scientific and technical advisory body.
Brief biographies of the Rio Doce Panel members can be found here in English and Portuguese, along with the Terms of Reference for the members in English and Portuguese.  
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...
This section provides information and legal analysis from WCEL Members at country and regional level as a contribution to the development,...
WCEL Country and Region Reports engages the expertise and enthusiasm of WCEL's nearly 1,000 members by sharing brief member-authored contributions from countries and regions across the world. Reports...
Private Natural Heritage Reserve - RPPN Sesc Pantanal – Restoring Biodiversity and Supporting Local Livelihoods
The Pantanal is a land of superlatives. The largest tropical wetland in the world. A biodiversity hotspot. Home to South America’s “Big Five”: Jaguar, Giant Anteater, Giant River Otter, Maned Wolf...
The Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN in Portuguese) in Brazil represent one of the largest privately protected area systems in the world,...
The 5th Brazilian Congress of RPPNs was held in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, July 26-29th 2018. RPPN is the Portuguese acronym for Private Natural Heritage Reserve, a...
UN Environment has partnered with IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, the Organisation of...
"Environmental Defenders: Bringing environmental protection nearer to the people" will be broadcast live on 3 September 2018 from 9:30 to 15:00 (UTC-3). WCEL Members are encouraged to watch online....
#NatureForAll activity in Chiapas, Mexico
Sadly we have seen that people living in towns and cities have lost their connection with nature. We need to improve this connection in order to influence daily action to benefit the environment....
The IUCN Green List User Manual The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas programme guidance can be found in the IUCN Green List User Manual, which describes the procedures that entities...
Healthy mountain ecosystems help buffer the impacts of climate change for local communities, wildlife and downstream populations worldwide. Locally,...
The Ecosystem-based Adaptation approach is widely recognized as an important strategy for adapting to the impacts of climate change. It is cost-effective, yields multiple benefits, and can be...
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...

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