South & Central America & The Caribbean

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

Latin America poised to agree world's first legal pact for nature defenders

After lengthy negotiations and record deaths of defenders on the continent, sources say a deal is very likely to be reached

28 February 2018

Easter Island votes for world’s newest marine reserve

The Rapa Nui Marine Protected Area encompasses 740,000 square kilometers (286,000 square miles) of Pacific Ocean surrounding Easter Island, or Rapa Nui.

27 February 2018

Chile crea un parque natural del tamaño de Suiza

La presidenta Michelle Bachelet ha autorizado el uso de 4,5 millones de hectáreas en la Patagonia para preservar bosques nativos y estimular el turismo en la zona

30 January 2018

10 million acres added to Chile’s national park system

The announcement marked the culmination of a plan agreed to in March 2017 by President Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President and CEO of Tompkins Conservation, to create a network of fi

30 January 2018

How drones are being used to protect the Amazon's dolphins

Drone footage is building up the missing data on dolphin populations that is crucial to ensuring their protection and long-term survival

26 January 2018

Argentina investiga la matanza de 34 cóndores

Las autoridades sospechan que fueron envenenadas por ganaderos que querían exterminar a pumas y zorros que se acercaran a sus rebaños

24 January 2018