South & Central America & The Caribbean

Keeping Amazon fish connected is key to their conservation

Unless a system-wide approach to conservation is applied to Amazon basin lakes, floodplains and rivers, we could soon see a collapse of the region’s fish populations.

13 May 2016

The social implications of vicuña trafficking

Benito A. González, Chairperson of the IUCN SSC South American Camelid Specialist Group discusses cultural and criminal aspects of vicuña poaching in Latin America

12 May 2016

The Galapagos’ fight against alien invaders

The introduction of alien species is a major problem for the Galapagos Islands, to which the British naturalist Charles Darwin brought immortal fame with his book on evolution, On the origin of

11 May 2016

El Secretario Ejecutivo en Brasil: dirigió discursos al Senado y al Congreso Mundial de Derecho Ambiental

El Secretario Ejecutivo de la CMS, Bradnee Chambers, realizó una visita atareada al Brasil, que había pasado a ser la 122ª Parte en la CMS en octubre del pasado año.

11 May 2016

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass

Ecuador designated area a marine sanctuary in March 2016, ensuring protection of hammerheads, reef sharks and other top predators

10 May 2016

Actions to Protect Andean Flamingos Agreed in Cuzco

On 26-27 April 2016 the First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU took place in Cuzco (Peru).

09 May 2016

Tráfico ilegal de animales: de cada diez animales capturados, sólo uno sobrevive

En el Día del Animal, las estadísticas indican en la Argentina se decomisan 2600 ejemplares destinados a la venta ilegal

29 April 2016

Role of animals in mitigating climate change varies across tropical forests

Large animals play a key role in mitigating climate change in tropical forests across the world by spreading the seeds of large trees that have a high capacity to store carbon, new research shows.

25 April 2016

La Primera Reunión de los Firmantes del MdE de CMS sobre Flamencos Altoandinos se reúne en Peru

Bonn, 26 de Abril de 2016 – Desde el 26 hasta el 28 de Abril, la primera reunión de los firmantes del MdEU de CMS sobre Flamencos Altoandinos y sus hábitats se reúne en Cusco, Perú.

25 April 2016