South & Central America & The Caribbean

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

24 August 2016

Mega-Staudamm: Größtes Kraftwerksprojekt in Brasilien gestoppt

Es ist ein Sieg für die Umweltschützer: Ein gigantisches Wasserkraftwerk im Amazonasgebiet darf nicht gebaut werden. Die Anlage hätte die Leistung von sechs Atomkraftwerken erzielen sollen.

05 August 2016

Major Amazon dam opposed by tribes fails to get environmental license

Brazil’s environmental regulator rules the dam’s backers had failed to supply information to show its social and environmental impact.

05 August 2016

Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net

Footage has emerged of a group of Peruvian fishermen attempting to rescue a baby whale that had become tangled in a net.

26 July 2016

Un grupo de pescadores peruanos salva a una ballena

La cría de cachalote estaba atrapada en una red en la costa norte de Perú cuando fue encontrada.

26 July 2016

How to catch a poacher: Breaking Bad and fake eggs

Conservationists and law enforcement have struggled to catch the Walter Whites behind wildlife trafficking.

26 July 2016

Glacier retreat upsets river species balance

As global warming causes glaciers to melt, rivers lose their diversity of plants and animals at an alarming rate, scientists warn.

19 July 2016

The sea creature no one can find

The vaquita porpoise is considered the world's most endangered marine mammal.


13 July 2016

Bolivian expedition discovers 1,000th bird species

Expedition researchers have found thousands of species in Madidi National Park – and even uncovered some new ones.

08 July 2016