South & Central America & The Caribbean

Connectivity between the populations of the Giant Manta Ray in the Galapagos Islands and coastal Ecuador and Peru

Giant Manta Ray populations are under increasing, unsustainable fisheries pressure in response to growing demand for their dried gill plates used as a pseudo-remedy in Chinese medicine. There is growing evidence suggesting that manta populations in regions with targeted fisheries are declining rapidly, and at least one population that was fished to near local extinction has not recovered even after decades of well-enforced conservation and management action.

22 October 2015

Stopping 'fish laundering' - and other ways to protect oceans

Recent new marine preserves are good news in the fight against illegal fishing, a Pew expert tells DW.

13 October 2015

Monarch Butterflies Begin Entering Mexico on Migration

Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.

09 October 2015

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.

07 October 2015

Chile creates huge new marine reserves in Pacific waters

Chile announced on Monday that it will create two new marine conservation parks in its Pacific waters.

BBC News

05 October 2015

Chile to create one of world's largest marine parks around Easter Island

Chile will create one of the world’s biggest marine parks around the Pacific waters of Easter Island, president Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

05 October 2015

El cambio climático condiciona el sexo de las tortugas

El cambio climático ha aumentado en el mundo el número de tortugas marinas macho en detrimento de las hembras, lo que acentúa el peligro de su desaparición, advirtió en Panamá un directivo de la Co

04 October 2015

New reserves in Colombia protect endangered species in a ‘Pleistocene refuge’

Two new cloud forest reserves in the Colombian Andes have been established to protect a number of rare, endangered species, including the Silvery-brown bare-face tamarin (Saguinus leucopus

01 October 2015

Brazil Joins the Convention on Migratory Species

Brazil today became a Party to the UN-led Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), enabling South America's largest country to work with other nations under the Convention to better support and prote

01 October 2015