South & Central America & The Caribbean

One of world's largest marine parks created off coast of Easter Island

Rapa Nui protection area, about same size as Chilean mainland, will protect up to 142 species, including 27 threatened with extinction

09 September 2017

Brésil : des millions d'hectares de forêt amazonienne ouverts à l'exploitation minière

Le président brésilien, Michel Temer, a abrogé, mercredi, le statut de réserve naturelle de près de quatre millions d'hectare de forêt amazonienne dans les États du Para et de l'Amapa, dans le nord

24 August 2017

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.

The Guardian

24 August 2017

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

The Chilean government has rejected plans for a billion-dollar mining project because it would disrupt sea life, including endangered penguins.

22 August 2017

Chile rechaza un megaproyecto minero para proteger a los pingüinos

Un comité ministerial de Chile rechazó este lunes la construcción de un megaproyecto minero en la región norteña de Coquimbo debido a su gran impacto medioambiental en una zona donde habita

22 August 2017

Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks

Authorities in Ecuador have detained the crew of a Chinese fishing boat suspected to have caught endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands.

16 August 2017

Thousands of Sharks Found on Boat in Huge Illegal Haul

The confiscation of the Chinese ship and arrest of its 20 crew in the Galápagos show just how hard it is to protect marine sanctuaries.

15 August 2017

Stanley Johnson (Boris’s dad) visits Cayman: Save the ‘Blues,’ cull the ‘Greens’

If Grand Cayman were depicted in a science fiction novel, British environmentalist and former politician Stanley Johnson imagines the title might read something like, “The Invasion of the Green Igu

13 August 2017

Liberada una ballena varada durante 11 horas en la costa de Ecuador

El ejemplar, joven y de ocho metros de largo y 15 toneladas de peso, se había enredado en unas redes de pesca

25 July 2017