South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Ecuador creates Galápagos marine sanctuary to protect sharks

Belgium-sized area around northern islands of Darwin and Wolf will be off-limits for fishing in bid to conserve sharks and unique habitat

21 March 2016

Los países acuerdan medidas para proteger a los tiburones

Gobiernos, expertos internacionales en tiburones y organizaciones de conservación acuerdan medidas de protección para los tiburones y rayas del mundo en una reunión respaldada por las Naciones Unidas que tuvo lugar en Costa Rica.

19 February 2016

Endangered dolphin dies after beachgoers pass it around for photos

Franciscana dolphin at Argentinian beach was one of fewer than 30,000 and is considered a threatened species

18 February 2016