South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species.

15 February 2016

Drowning in rubbish, Lima sends out the vultures with GoPros

Kitted out with video cameras and satellite trackers, 10 vultures have been set loose over the capital of Peru to draw attention to the megacity’s overwhelming trash problem – though not necessaril

29 January 2016

Rare falcon egg seized from smuggler hatches and is returned to wild in Chile

Four albino peregrine eggs were seized from a convicted wildlife trafficker at an airport in Brazil. One survived to be returned to a nest on a Patagonian cliff face

28 January 2016

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