South & Central America & The Caribbean

Reunión internacional para proteger a los tiburones del mundo convocada en Costa Rica

La segunda Reunión de Signatarios de la Convención del MdE sobre las especies de tiburones migratorios se celebra en San José (Costa Rica), del 15 al 19 de febrero.

15 February 2016

Great Boost for Conservation of Grassland Birds and Flyways in the Americas

The Second Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Conservation of Southern South American Migratory Grassland Bird Species and their Habitats took place from 24 to 25 July 2018 in the city of Florianópolis, at the kind invitation of the Government of Brazil. The MOU’s Action Plan was updated until the year 2023 and specific objectives were developed for the protection and sustainable management of grasslands which are of importance to migratory birds and the ecosystem services they provide.

03 September 2018

New way to save endangered sharks – and our seafood

By using a genetic tool called DNA barcoding, Brazilian researchers could help prevent illegal fishing of threatened shark species and hence help prevent the collapse of some fisheries.

22 August 2018

Toxic 'red tide' blamed for rise of manatee deaths in Florida

Manatees are dying in alarming numbers in Florida this year – the toll significantly increased by the “

21 August 2018

En Floride, l'état d'urgence décrété contre une algue tueuse

Près de 270 tonnes de poissons et mammifères marins en sont morts. Le phénomène de «marée rouge», d'une ampleur exceptionnelle cette année, met à mal le tourisme dans la région.

20 August 2018

Sargassum: The seaweed deluge hitting Caribbean shores

When waves of sargassum - a type of seaweed - washed up on Eastern Caribbean shores seven years ago, people hoped it was a one-off. Matted piles swamped coastlines from Tobago to Anguilla.

06 August 2018

Le Chili devient le premier pays d'Amérique latine à interdire les sacs en plastique

La loio, publiée vendredi au Jopurnal officiel, donne six mois à cmpter de vendredi aux grandes enterprises et deux ans aux petits commerces pour metter en application cette interdiction totale

03 August 2018

Wave of Plastic hits Dominican Republic (video)

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm on Thursday.

BBC

22 July 2018