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

Deforested habitats leave migratory birds ill-prepared for journey north

Migratory birds are experiencing precipitous population declines due to land-use change in Central and South America.

15 April 2019

Turtles' absence from Nicaraguan stronghold raises alarm for future

Not a single leatherback nested at the Chacocente reserve this year as the species faces threats of poaching and warming seas

15 April 2019

Biological changes among invasive species

A remote island in the Caribbean could offer clues as to how invasive species are able to colonise new territories and then thrive in them, a new study suggests.

08 April 2019

Belize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas

In a bold step for the sustainability of its fisheries and the world’s second largest barrier reef, the government of Belize has approved a plan to set aside 10% of its territorial waters as no-tak

05 April 2019

Plastic in paradise: the battle for the Galápagos Islands' future – video

The Galápagos Islands are supposedly one of the most pristine locations on the planet, but plastic pollution arriving by sea is threatening this unique habitat and wildlife.

03 April 2019

The waters of the Galapagos Islands are being invaded by alien species

The waters around the Galapagos Islands, a hotspot of biodiversity off the coast of Ecuador, have been invaded by more alien species than previously thought.

28 March 2019

Bolsonaro: Brazil owes nothing to the world regarding the environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his country “does not owe the world anything” when it comes to the environment.

25 March 2019

Un monstre au paradis, le plastique menace toute vie aux Galapagos

Juste armés de gants, gardes du parc des Galapagos et bénévoles combattent un monstre créé par les humains: des tonnes de plastique que les courants marins poussent jusque dans les estomacs des ani

22 March 2019