South & Central America & The Caribbean

Capacity-Building Workshop for Non-Member States of Latin America

The CMS Secretariat, together with the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is organizing for the first time a training workshop for Spanish-speaking Latin American Non-Parties.

04 September 2015

Shark Sanctuaries Announced Around Dutch Caribbean Islands

The Dutch Government announced Sept. 2 that the waters surrounding Bonaire and Saba in the Caribbean Sea will become shark sanctuaries.

02 September 2015

In Costa Rica, a turtle’s suffering puts spotlight on need to reduce use of plastics

The plight of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle that biologists in Costa Rica rid of a plastic straw stuck in its nose highlights the need to reduce the use of the synthetic material, since 8 million tons

21 August 2015

Peru and Ecuador sign action plan for protected areas

Peru and Ecuador make big moves to protect shared border and natural reserves at Redparques meeting.

18 August 2015

2015/022: 2ème Réunion des Signataires (MOS2) du MdE sur les Requins migrateurs

Le Secrétariat de la Convention sur la conservation des espèces migratrices appartenant à la faune sauvage (CMS), dans sa capacité de dépositaire du Mémorandum d’Entente sur la Conservation des

18 August 2015

2015/018: Nouvelles Parties à la Convention : l'Afghanistan et le Brésil

Le Secrétariat de la Convention sur la conservation des espèces migratrices appartenant à la faune sauvage (PNUE/CMS) a le plaisir de vous informer que le Ministère fédéral allemand des Affaires ét

14 July 2015

High demand for luxury wool prompts poachers to slaughter vicunas

Vicunas, the wild Andean relatives of camels, are being hunted mercilessly by poachers as the price of the animals' luxuriantly soft hair, coveted by European and Asian apparel makers for coats, sc

21 June 2015

Conservationists call for prosecution of whale shark riders

Footage, believed to originate in Venezuela, shows two men standing on back of rare giant shark while being pulled by a speedboat.

21 June 2015

200,000 shark fins seized by police in Ecuador, bound for Asia markets

Shark fins worth up to $1.5m discovered after raids on nine properties in the port city of Manta

29 May 2015