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

Rescue of the olive ridley sea turtle

Of the millions of eggs laid by the endangered olive ridley sea turtles on one Costa Rican beach, few survive both predators and poachers.

07 October 2017

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from Global FinPrint scientists at FIU.

05 October 2017

El gran criadero de las ballenas jorobadas

Ruta por la región colombiana de Bahía Málaga, un recóndito paraíso selvático a orillas del Pacífico donde cada año se pueden avistar, durante el periodo de cría, estos grandes cetáceos

04 October 2017

2017/014: New Parties to the Convention: Dominican Republic and Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

18 September 2017

One of world's largest marine parks created off coast of Easter Island

Rapa Nui protection area, about same size as Chilean mainland, will protect up to 142 species, including 27 threatened with extinction

09 September 2017

Brésil : des millions d'hectares de forêt amazonienne ouverts à l'exploitation minière

Le président brésilien, Michel Temer, a abrogé, mercredi, le statut de réserve naturelle de près de quatre millions d'hectare de forêt amazonienne dans les États du Para et de l'Amapa, dans le nord

24 August 2017

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.

The Guardian

24 August 2017