South & Central America & The Caribbean

International Meeting to Conserve the World’s Sharks Taking Place in Costa Rica

The second meeting of the signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks is taking place in San José, Costa Rica from 15 to 19 February. It will be preceded by the first meeting of the Memorandum’s Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of John Carlson of the USA. The MOU is a non-legally binding instrument and was negotiated under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

25 January 2016

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds.

20 January 2016

Costa Rica Will Host Important Shark Conservation Meeting

The Second Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks will be held in the capital city of Costa Rica in mid-February.

20 January 2016

2016/002: Primera Reunión de Signatarios del Memorndo de Entendimiento sobre la Conservación de los Flamencos Altoandinos y de sus Hábitats

La Secretaría de la PNUMA/CMS se complace en anunciar que la Primera reunión de Signatarios del Memorando de Entendimiento sobre la Conservación de los Flamencos Altoandinos y de sus Hábitats se ce

14 January 2016

Corredor Biológico en el Caribe ampliará acciones en Cuba

Una ampliación de las acciones del Corredor Biológico en el Caribe (CBC) en la geografía cubana anunció el doctor Nicasio Viñas, coordinador de esa iniciativa, considerada hoy como valioso ejemplo

14 January 2016

Hydro dam boom threatens a third of the world's freshwater fish

Plans to build huge dams in the Amazon, Mekong and Congo could devastate freshwater biodiversity in these tropical river basins, say ecologists

08 January 2016

Peru to protect world’s largest-known population of giant Manta Rays

On December 31, 2015, Peru’s Ministry of Production passed a resolution banning fishing of manta rays, according to a release by WildAid, a nonprofit organization.

07 January 2016

Barrages hydroélectriques: la biodiversité en péril

Les barrages hydroélectriques pourraient détruire la biodiversité des grands bassins fluviaux

07 January 2016

Expansion of Brazilian "Songbird Forest" Reserve Protects Some of the World's Rarest Birds

The Brazilian conservation group Fundação Biodiversitas, with support from American Bird Conservancy, has secured a tract of vital Atlantic Forest habitat for the Stresemann's Bristlefront, listed

05 January 2016

2015/029: 2a Reunión de Signatarios (MOS2) del MdE sobre Tiburones Migratorios - Confirmación de la Sede en San José, Costa Rica

Junto a la Notificación 2015/022, la Secretaría de la CMS, en su calidad de Secretaría Interina del Memorándum de Entendimiento sobre la Conservación de Tiburones Migratorios (Tiburones MdE), se co

03 December 2015