South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Workshop in Bolivia Helps Prepare Latin American and Caribbean Region for COP12

The CMS Secretariat, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bolivia, has concluded a fruitful Regional Preparatory Workshop, which took place from 18 to 20 July in La Paz, Bolivia. The primary objective of the pre-COP workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean was to strengthen capacity and form regional alliances on the most relevant issues of COP12 to National Focal Points (NFPs) from Latin America and the Caribbean.

21 July 2017

Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden ecotourism paradises

BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

20 July 2017

Diez países quieren salvar 35 especies

Las delegaciones de diez países de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen desde ayer en el país para elaborar una propuesta para la conservación de 35 especies de la fauna silvestre que se encuentran

19 July 2017

Debaten plan para conservación de fauna en riesgo

Delegaciones de diez países de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen desde ayer en Bolivia para elaborar una propuesta destinada a la conservación de 35 especies de la fauna silvestre en peligro de

19 July 2017