South & Central America & The Caribbean

Chilean family rescue humpback whale caught in fishing net

A family in Chile has saved a humpback whale which became entangled in an industrial fishing net.

BBC

05 January 2017

La lucha por la tierra acabó con la muerte de 176 activistas en 2016

La lucha por el territorio y los recursos ha provocado un aumento de la violencia en diversas partes del mundo, donde unas 176 personas, principalmente agricultores, indígenas y ab

12 December 2016

Cinco huemules fueron reintroducidos a su ambiente natural en reserva Huilo-Huilo

Este domingo, y tras once años de proceso, la reserva de la región de Los Ríos recibió a cinco ejemplares criados en un ambiente controlado.

27 November 2016

Illegal fishing threatens Easter Island’s natural resources

Platic pollution on the island exceeds permissible levels for sustainable management

02 November 2016

UNC researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos

If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands—a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland—continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises

12 October 2016

Amazon’s pink river dolphins reveal the bizarre impacts of seafood fraud

In recent years numbers of South America’s freshwater dolpins have fallen. But they’re not being caught to eat, but as bait for a common catfish being fraudulently sold under a different name.

30 September 2016

World's wilderness reduced by a tenth since 1990s

A tenth of the world's wilderness has vanished in the past two decades, research shows.

BBC

09 September 2016

La forêt amazonienne ne résistera pas à un réchauffement climatique important

Les optimistes retiendront que la forêt amazonienne est capable, grâce à la très grande diversité de ses arbres, de s’adapter à un changement climatique de relativement f
30 August 2016

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