South & Central America & The Caribbean

In Costa Rica, a turtle’s suffering puts spotlight on need to reduce use of plastics

The plight of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle that biologists in Costa Rica rid of a plastic straw stuck in its nose highlights the need to reduce the use of the synthetic material, since 8 million tons

21 August 2015

Peru and Ecuador sign action plan for protected areas

Peru and Ecuador make big moves to protect shared border and natural reserves at Redparques meeting.

18 August 2015

2015/022: 2nd Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Migratory Shark MOU

The CMS Secretariat, in its capacity as Depository of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU), is pleased to announce that the Second Meeting of Signato

18 August 2015

2015/018: New Parties to the Convention - Afghanistan and Brazil

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is pleased to inform you that the German Federal Foreign Ministry has confirmed receipt of the

14 July 2015

High demand for luxury wool prompts poachers to slaughter vicunas

Vicunas, the wild Andean relatives of camels, are being hunted mercilessly by poachers as the price of the animals' luxuriantly soft hair, coveted by European and Asian apparel makers for coats, sc

21 June 2015

Conservationists call for prosecution of whale shark riders

Footage, believed to originate in Venezuela, shows two men standing on back of rare giant shark while being pulled by a speedboat.

21 June 2015

200,000 shark fins seized by police in Ecuador, bound for Asia markets

Shark fins worth up to $1.5m discovered after raids on nine properties in the port city of Manta

29 May 2015

200 000 ailerons de requin saisis en Equateur

Le gouvernement équatorien a annoncé, mercredi 27 mai, la saisie de quelque 200 000 ailerons de requin et l’arrestation de trois trafiquants à Manta, principal port de pêche du pays.

28 May 2015

Razzien in Ecuador: Behörden beschlagnahmen Zehntausende Haifischflossen

Es soll sich um eines der schlimmsten Umweltverbrechen der vergangenen Jahre handeln: Bei Razzien in Ecuador haben Fahnder Zehntausende Haifischflossen entdeckt.

28 May 2015