South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Aparecieron más de 20 ballenas muertas en el sur de Chile

Más de 20 ballenas fueron encontradas muertas por científicos tras quedar varadas al norte del Golfo de Penas, ubicado en el sur de Chile, según informó el Servicio Nacional de Pesca (Sernapesca).

11 May 2015

Massive Oceanic Manta Ray Accidentally Caught in Peru

When photos of this giant oceanic manta ray surfaced last week, there was some initial speculation that they might be fake.

27 April 2015