South & Central America & The Caribbean

International Meeting to Protect the World's Sharks Convenes in Costa Rica

The second Meeting of Signatories to the Convention on Migratory Species Sharks MOU is taking place in San José, Costa Rica, from 15 to 19 February.

15 February 2016

Role of animals in mitigating climate change varies across tropical forests

Large animals play a key role in mitigating climate change in tropical forests across the world by spreading the seeds of large trees that have a high capacity to store carbon, new research shows.

25 April 2016

First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU to Convene in Peru

Bonn, 25 April 2016 - From 26 to 28 of April the first Meeting of the Signatories MOU on the Conservation of High Andean Flamingos and their Habitats will be held in Cu

25 April 2016

Ecuador creates Galápagos marine sanctuary to protect sharks

Belgium-sized area around northern islands of Darwin and Wolf will be off-limits for fishing in bid to conserve sharks and unique habitat

21 March 2016

Countries Agree on Actions to Protect Sharks

Governments, international shark experts and conservation organizations agree on measures to conserve the world’s sharks and rays at a United Nations–backed meeting in Costa Rica.

19 February 2016

Endangered dolphin dies after beachgoers pass it around for photos

Franciscana dolphin at Argentinian beach was one of fewer than 30,000 and is considered a threatened species

18 February 2016

Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species.

15 February 2016

Drowning in rubbish, Lima sends out the vultures with GoPros

Kitted out with video cameras and satellite trackers, 10 vultures have been set loose over the capital of Peru to draw attention to the megacity’s overwhelming trash problem – though not necessaril

29 January 2016

Rare falcon egg seized from smuggler hatches and is returned to wild in Chile

Four albino peregrine eggs were seized from a convicted wildlife trafficker at an airport in Brazil. One survived to be returned to a nest on a Patagonian cliff face

28 January 2016