South & Central America & The Caribbean

Patagonia’s blue whales besieged by hundreds of boats, study finds

lue whales feeding off Chile’s north Patagonia coast have to dodge hundreds of vessels daily, most of them serving the area’s salmon farms.

30 March 2021

Illegal fishing: The great threat to Latin America’s marine sanctuaries

An investigative collaboration by Mongabay Latam, Ciper in Chile, Cuestión Pública in Colombia, and El Universo in Ecuador looked at illegal fishing and the threats it poses to Latin America’s mari

08 March 2021

Jaguars in Suriname’s protected parks remain vulnerable to poaching

Brownsberg Nature Park and Central Suriname Nature Reserve are protected areas in the South American nation of Suriname where poaching of jaguars is rife.

02 March 2021

Mongabay: Electronic ears spy on poachers in a key Central American jaguar habitat

The international NGO Panthera has been using acoustical monitoring systems to support their anti-poaching patrols in Guatemala and Honduras since 2017.

25 February 2021