South & Central America & The Caribbean

Study: Recovery of Caribbean bats would take 8 million years

This incredibly long time required to restore diversity reveals the staggering consequences of extinctions," said researcher Liliana Dávalos

09 January 2017

Tourism: Boon or threat for the Galápagos?

The Galápagos Islands are treasure trove of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. But are tourists wanting to experience it up close protecting or endangering this unique biodiversity?

06 January 2017

Chilean family rescue humpback whale caught in fishing net

A family in Chile has saved a humpback whale which became entangled in an industrial fishing net.


05 January 2017

La lucha por la tierra acabó con la muerte de 176 activistas en 2016

La lucha por el territorio y los recursos ha provocado un aumento de la violencia en diversas partes del mundo, donde unas 176 personas, principalmente agricultores, indígenas y ab

12 December 2016

Cinco huemules fueron reintroducidos a su ambiente natural en reserva Huilo-Huilo

Este domingo, y tras once años de proceso, la reserva de la región de Los Ríos recibió a cinco ejemplares criados en un ambiente controlado.

27 November 2016

Illegal fishing threatens Easter Island’s natural resources

Platic pollution on the island exceeds permissible levels for sustainable management

02 November 2016

Frog goes extinct, media yawns

Is the loss of a unique life form on Earth big news? Not according to most media outlets. But how can the public care about global mass extinction if they aren’t even told about its victims?

27 October 2016

UNC researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos

If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands—a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland—continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises

12 October 2016

Amazon’s pink river dolphins reveal the bizarre impacts of seafood fraud

In recent years numbers of South America’s freshwater dolpins have fallen. But they’re not being caught to eat, but as bait for a common catfish being fraudulently sold under a different name.

30 September 2016

World's wilderness reduced by a tenth since 1990s

A tenth of the world's wilderness has vanished in the past two decades, research shows.


09 September 2016