South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Jaguars killed for fangs to supply growing Chinese medicine trade

Demand from Chinese workers raises demand for skin and body parts of endangered species.

04 March 2018

Jaguars killed for fangs to supply growing Chinese medicine trade

Demand from Chinese workers raises demand for skin and body parts of endangered species.

04 March 2018

Berta Caceres: Honduras executive held over dam activist's murder

Police in Honduras have arrested an energy company executive on suspicion of masterminding the murder of a renowned environmental activist.

03 March 2018

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark

It's the biggest shark — and the biggest fish — in the sea, often found roaming in warm waters around the globe with its huge mouth agape in search of dinner.

28 February 2018