South America

South America is one of the richest sub-continents in terms of cultural and biological diversity; including indigenous peoples with strong historical ties to the region´s ecosystems, and which is also home to species such as the jaguar, piranha, anaconda and tapir.

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  • Fabiola Munoz ministra de Ambiente del Perú Fabiola Muñoz, ministra de Ambiente del Perú anuncia la realización del III CLAAP Photo: Efrén Icaza - UICN

    Perú será la sede del III Congreso de Áreas Protegidas Latinoamericano y del Caribe en el 2019

    25.05.2018

    La ministra de Ambiente del Perú, Fabiola Muñoz Dodero, anunció oficialmente la realización del III Congreso de Áreas Protegidas Latinoamericano y del Caribe (III CLAAP), evento internacional que tendrá como anfitrión por primera vez al Perú, uno de los...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

    IUCN recommends two vast indigenous peoples’ territories for World Heritage listing

    14.05.2018

    Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Both places highlight the important role of...

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