South & Central America & The Caribbean

Invasive species threaten global biodiversity

Huilo Huilo - Until a few decades ago, there were no beavers in Patagonia. That changed when 20 pairs of the tree-chewing creature were introduced with the hopes of creating a fur industry.

06 November 2014

Migrating monarchs are ‘buffer’ than the rest

New research traces the evolutionary origins of monarchs to North America, instead of South America as was previously hypothesized, and identifies a gene related to the butterfly’s distinctive oran

08 October 2014

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

30 September 2014

2014/026: Panel Ministerial de Alto Nivel de la COP11

La Secretaría PNUMA/CMS se complace en informarles que información adicional sobre el Panel Ministerial de Alto Nivel, que se celebrará el 3 de noviembre en la sede de la COP, está disponible a quí

26 September 2014

Penguins in urgent need of protection

Some of them are small, cute and superficially cuddly, although they smell alarmingly of fish. Others are tall, stately and beautiful, although also generally offensive to human noses.

20 August 2014

COP11 Agenda Discussed during the Preparatory Workshop in Chile

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat, in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, successfully completed the preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP 11) in Santiago, Chile from 11-13 August 2014.

20 August 2014

Temas relacionados con la COP 11 discutidos en el taller preparatorio en Chile

La Secretaría del PNUMA/CMS, conjuntamente con la Dirección de Medio Ambiente y Asuntos Marítimos del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, concluyó con éxito el Taller preparatorio para la 11ª Conferencia de las Partes de la CMS (COP 11) en Santiago, Chile entre el 11-13 de agosto 2014.

19 August 2014

Taller de Negociación Preparatorio Regional para los Puntos Focales de América Latina sobre la CMS COP11

La Secretaría del PNUMA-CMS Convención sobre las Especies Migratorias (CMS), en cooperación con el Departamento Recursos Naturales de la Dirección de Medio Ambiente y Asuntos Marítimos del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, organizara un taller preparatorio de negociación regional los días 11-13 de agosto en Santiago, Chile.

07 August 2014

Declining Warbler, 300+ Other Birds to Benefit from Ecuador Land Protection

Washington, D.C., August 6, 2014) The Cerulean Warbler—one of the Americas’ fastest-declining migratory birds—now has more protected wintering habitat in Ecuador, thanks to a cooperative effort by

06 August 2014

Bolivian golden bat revealed as 'new species'

A golden bat from Bolivia has been described as a new species by scientists  Myotis midastactus had previously been classified as another bat found in South America called Myotis simus

04 August 2014