South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Logo of 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties Released

Four months prior to the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11), the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) presents the logo of this UN wildlife conference, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2015.

29 July 2014

Conservation of Sea Turtles along the Coast of Peru

In order to conserve endangered species, it is highly important to manage information about the biology and ecology of their populations and also about the threats that had caused, and are still causing, their endangered situation. When the endangered species are migratory, the importance of this kind of information is higher due to the fact that conserving migratory species depends not only on one country but also on many countries around the world.

18 July 2014

Pew Applauds the British Virgin Islands for Establishing Permanent Shark Sanctuary

New protections boost regional commitment to shark conservation

The British Virgin Islands moved on May 22 to establish a permanent shark sanctuary in its waters.

22 May 2014

Dog Island in Anguilla is declared rat-free

Anguillan wildlife is already showing signs of recovery after the successful removal of black rats from Dog Island.

22 May 2014