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

Países latinoamericanos solicitan protección máxima para el jaguar

Costa Rica, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay y Perú preocupados por las amenazas que enfrenta el felino en su recorrido transfronterizo.

19 February 2020

Health of vast Mesoamerican Reef declines after years of improvement -study

The condition of the world's second-largest coral system, the Mesoamerican Reef stretching from Mexico to Central America, has taken a turn for the worse and faces further

14 February 2020

Caribbean sharks in need of large marine protected areas

Governments must provide larger spatial protections in the Greater Caribbean for threatened, highly migratory species such as sharks, is the call from a diverse group of m

14 February 2020

Mexico violence: Why were two butterfly activists found dead?

Homero Gómez was one of best-known guardians of the monarch butterfly in Mexico. His body was found in a well last month.

14 February 2020

Crocodiles in Belize: The fierce animals in need of protection

Crocodiles may have a fearsome reputation, but are worth protecting: They are threatened by pollution, illegal hunting and habitat loss.

12 February 2020

Three Endangered Indian Species to be Added to Protected Migratory Species List

India is all set to host the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP13) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in Gandhinagar from February 15

10 February 2020

Deforestation in Brazil continues torrid pace into 2020

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE.

09 February 2020

Fear in Mexico as twin deaths expose threat to monarch butterflies and their defenders

The deaths of two butterfly conservationists have drawn focus to a troubling tangle of disputes, resentments and violence

08 February 2020

Dorsal de Nasca: Peru pledges to create a huge new marine reserve

In October, Peru’s environment minister pledged to make a proposed 50,000-square-kilometer (19,300-square-mile) marine protected area a reality by 2021.

03 February 2020