South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

New Galápagos Sanctuary Has World’s Highest Abundance of Sharks

An abundance of marine wildlife receives protection from fishing by the government of Ecuador.

21 March 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

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