South & Central America & The Caribbean

Glacier retreat upsets river species balance

As global warming causes glaciers to melt, rivers lose their diversity of plants and animals at an alarming rate, scientists warn.

19 July 2016

The sea creature no one can find

The vaquita porpoise is considered the world's most endangered marine mammal.

BBC

13 July 2016

Bolivian expedition discovers 1,000th bird species

Expedition researchers have found thousands of species in Madidi National Park – and even uncovered some new ones.

08 July 2016

Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable

Human disturbances are making the Amazon rainforest more flammable, according to researchers.

BBC

29 June 2016

Los animales expulsados del canal de Panamá

Cae la noche en la antigua laguna de Cocoli, en la zona norte del Pacífico panameño.

El Mundo

25 June 2016

Brazil's giant dams risk destroying heart of the Amazon, says Greenpeace

Construction of 40 dams in the Tapajós river basin would severely affect indigenous people and is not justifiable economically, says new report

15 June 2016

Is Brazil’s threatened bird situation Latin America’s future?

Brazil is the canary in the coal mine for the neotropics, indicating the potential future if the rest of the developing world follows the globally inherited pathway to success.

08 June 2016

World Oceans Day – Focus on the Galapagos

With today being World Oceans Day, CMS is looking at Ecuador, which in March this year designated 40,000 square kilometres of the waters around the Galapagos Islands as conservation areas.

07 June 2016

Dams threaten future of Amazonian biodiversity major new study warns

River dolphins, giant otters, turtles, fish, birds and monkeys are all at risk if 246 Amazon dams go forward — mostly in the Tapajós basin and Andes headwaters

06 June 2016

Conservationists debate how to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise

Report recommends breeding the endangered species – which is the world’s smallest porpoise – in captivity, but some experts disagree

06 June 2016