South & Central America & The Caribbean

New reserves in Colombia protect endangered species in a ‘Pleistocene refuge’

Two new cloud forest reserves in the Colombian Andes have been established to protect a number of rare, endangered species, including the Silvery-brown bare-face tamarin (Saguinus leucopus

01 October 2015

Brazil Joins the Convention on Migratory Species

Brazil today became a Party to the UN-led Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), enabling South America's largest country to work with other nations under the Convention to better support and prote

01 October 2015

Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests

Norway and several European Nations, along with the United Nations and the World Bank, today committed to a new initiative that takes aim at the underlying ca

30 September 2015

Brazil Joins CMS as Party No 122

The CMS Family is pleased to welcome the Federative Republic of Brazil as the 122nd Party to the Convention, with effect from 1 October.

29 September 2015

Fledermäuse: Schlürfen mit Förderband-Technik

Im Fliegen trinken ist kraftaufwendig und muss daher schnell gehen. Eine Fledermausart hat dafür eine besondere Technik entwickelt: Sie nutzt ihre Zunge wie ein Förderband.

28 September 2015

Satellite Data Helps Migrating Birds

This fall, birds migrating south from the Arctic will find 7,000 acres of new, temporary wetland habitat for their stopovers in California.

25 September 2015

Galápagos-Inseln: Tausende Riesenschildkröten geschlüpft

Auf den Galápagos-Inseln versuchen Forscher, Riesenschildkröten vor dem Aussterben zu bewahren. Jetzt berichten sie von Erfolgen: Tausende Tiere sind bereits geschlüpft.

24 September 2015

Chile’s Altiplano Region Seeks Sustainable Tourism

The Andes highlands town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the northern region of Antofagasta, is the main tourist destination in Chile.

22 September 2015

Latin American countries are trained to conserve migratory animals

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is for the very first time organising a capacity-building workshop for Latin American countries that are not Parties to the Convention, with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Panama City, from 22 to 24 September.

22 September 2015