South & Central America & The Caribbean

International Meeting to Protect the World's Sharks Convenes in Costa Rica

The second Meeting of Signatories to the Convention on Migratory Species Sharks MOU is taking place in San José, Costa Rica, from 15 to 19 February.

15 February 2016

¿Por qué la obsesión de Latinoamérica por las represas?

Son símbolos de orgullo nacional, pero dado el aumento en las protestas y los costos medioambientales ahora se cuestiona el futuro de las mega represas

18 April 2018

‘Sentinel’ Dolphins Die in Brazil Bay. Some Worry a Way of Life Has, Too.

Something ominous was happening in the turquoise waters of Sepetiba Bay, a booming port outside Rio de Janeiro.

02 April 2018

IPBES 6th Plenary Session Adopts Five Major Assessment Reports

Meeting in Medellín, Colombia from 17 to 24 March, the 6th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has adopted five major assessment reports. Three years in development and costing US$5 million, the five reports – one on regional and global land degradation and restoration and four evaluating the contributions of biodiversity and nature to people in four world regions – Africa, the Americas, Asia & the Pacific and Europe & Central Asia – have been prepared by over 550 leading international experts from more than 100 countries.

23 March 2018

World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms

From the Amazon to Africa, WWF report predicts catastrophic losses of as much as 60% of plants and 50% of animals by the end of the century. 

14 March 2018

Caribbean Fish Stocks Dwindling as Illegal Fishing Intensifies

Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain.

14 March 2018

‘Pacificum’, el documental peruano para enamorarse del mar

El largometraje ganador del Premio del Público en el Festival de Lima llegará a Netflix próximamente.

11 March 2018

UN moves towards recognising human right to a healthy environment

Formal recognition would help protect those who increasingly risk their lives to defend the land, water, forests and wildlife, says the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment.

09 March 2018

Latin American countries sign legally binding pact to protect land defenders

New treaty compels states to investigate and punish killings and attacks on people defending their land or environment.

05 March 2018