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

El cetáceo más pequeño del mundo, al borde de la desaparición

La población de vaquita marina que habita en el Golfo de California ha disminuido un 40% en el último año. Quedan 60 ejemplares de la especie

17 May 2016

Ausrottung: Es leben nur noch 60 Kalifornische Schweinswale

Sie verenden im Fischernetzen - trotz längst angekündigter Schutzmaßnahmen: Die kleinste Walart der Welt, der Kalifornische Schweinswal, ist akut vom Aussterben bedroht.

14 May 2016

World's smallest porpoise 'at the edge of extinction' as illegal gillnets take toll

Now only 60 of Mexico’s vaquita marina left despite the navy enforcing a ban on the fishing net, latest study shows

14 May 2016

Keeping Amazon fish connected is key to their conservation

Unless a system-wide approach to conservation is applied to Amazon basin lakes, floodplains and rivers, we could soon see a collapse of the region’s fish populations.

13 May 2016

The social implications of vicuña trafficking

Benito A. González, Chairperson of the IUCN SSC South American Camelid Specialist Group discusses cultural and criminal aspects of vicuña poaching in Latin America

12 May 2016

The Galapagos’ fight against alien invaders

The introduction of alien species is a major problem for the Galapagos Islands, to which the British naturalist Charles Darwin brought immortal fame with his book on evolution, On the origin of

11 May 2016

Executive Secretary in Brazil – Addressing Senate and World Environmental Law Congress

CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, has just completed a busy visit to Brazil, a country which became the 122nd Party to CMS in October last year.

11 May 2016

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass

Ecuador designated area a marine sanctuary in March 2016, ensuring protection of hammerheads, reef sharks and other top predators

10 May 2016