South & Central America & The Caribbean

New Fishing Technique Safer for Rare Birds and Fishermen

Fishing Innovation Presented at Meeting with Ecuador’s Environmental Minister

08 January 2015

Whale sharks to be tagged to save species

Technology will uncover the mating secrets of these enigmatic giants

28 December 2014

Peru investigates deaths of 500 sea lions on north coast

Peru is investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a beach on its northern coastline.

BBC

24 November 2014

Panama sets new raptor migration record

"There must have been at least 100 miles of raptors," said George Angehr. "There was a river of birds passing all day"

12 November 2014

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