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Tierramérica is the most important regional communications platform for Sustainable Human Development and Environment in Latin America.

Tierramérica is a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The World Bank (WB), with IPS serving as the executive agency.

For the past 13 years, Tierramérica has produced high-quality, independent content, which promotes exchange, participatory debate and education centred on the major issues of Sustainable Human Development and Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean. This content is distributed weekly through a network of newspapers, e-mail newsletters, radio and Internet sites.

The material produced by the network of journalists of Tierramérica, is published weekly in 25 newspapers in Spanish, Portuguese and English, in 14 of the region's countries, with combined circulation surpassing one million and a readership estimated at four million people.

Some of the journals which presently or in the past have been part the Tierramérica network are: El Universal, Mexico; Jornal do Brasil, Brazil; La Nación, Chile; Hoy, Dominican Republic; La Hora, Ecuador; La República, Uruguay; El Diario de Hoy, El Salvador; Ultimas Noticias, Diario de los Andes y Sol de Margarita, Venezuela; La Nación, Costa Rica, The Reporter, Belize; Tiempo, Honduras; El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico ; La Razón, Bolivia, La Prensa, Panama, La Prensa, Nicaragua.

The weekly radio bulletin prepared from Tierramérica material, and the special bulletin for Central America, focussed on issues related to the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, are utilised by around one thousand cultural, community-based and commercial radio stations in the region, with a potential listening audience estimated at 10 million.

Each week an e-mail newsletter is sent to 7,000 media outlets and opinion-makers in Spanish-speaking countries, and to 100,000 in Brazil, promoting Tierramérica content and with direct links to the week's articles.

In May 2008, Tierramérica was awarded the Zayed International Prize, in the category of Environmental Action Leading to Positive Change in Society, by the United Arab Emirates. Also in 2008, the Terramérica Center was created in Brazil, a not-for-profit institution dedicated to research, information and education on sustainable development and environmental issues.

Tierramérica's main website, in Spanish, English and Portuguese (www.tierramerica.net) registers more than a half million pages read per month.

 
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