South & Central America & The Caribbean

Global analysis of the effect of local climate on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles. Scientific reports

The most recent climate change projections show a global increase in temperatures along with precipitation changes throughout the 21st century. However, regional projections do not always match global projections and species with global distributions may exhibit varying regional susceptibility to climate change. Here we show the effect of local climatic conditions on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) at four nesting sites encompassing the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. We found a heterogeneous effect of climate.

13 September 2018

Global Distribution of Two Fungal Pathogens Threatening Endangered Sea Turtles

Nascent fungal infections are currently considered as one of the main threats for biodiversity and ecosystem health, and have driven several animal species into critical risk of extinction. Sea turtles are one of the most endangered groups of animals and only seven species have survived to date. Here, we described two pathogenic species, i.e., Fusarium falciforme and Fusarium keratoplasticum, that are globally distributed in major turtle nesting areas for six sea turtle species and that are implicated in low hatch success.

13 September 2018

Des mesures visant à protéger les flamants des Andes votées à Cuzco

Les 26 et 27 avril 2016, la première Réunion des signataires du MdE sur les flamants des hautes Andes s’est tenue à Cuzco (Pérou). Des représentants de la Bolivie, du Chili et du Pérou, les trois signataires du MdE, ont participé à la réunion, ainsi qu’un certain nombre d’observateurs, dont le Secrétariat de la Convention de Ramsar. Des experts français et espagnols étaient également présents en tant que représentants de l’Union européenne afin de partager leur expérience dans la conservation et la gestion des espèces de flamants.

09 May 2016

2016/002: Première Réunion des Signataires du Mémorandum d'Entente sur la Conservation des Flamants des hautes Andes et de leurs Habitats

Le Secrétariat du PNUE/CMS est heureux d'annoncer que la première Réunion des Signataires du Mémorandum d’Entente sur la conservation des flamants des hautes Andes et de leurs habitats se tiendra à

14 January 2016

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 Octobre 2015

Conservation of Sea Turtles along the Coast of Peru

In order to conserve endangered species, it is highly important to manage information about the biology and ecology of their populations and also about the threats that had caused, and are still causing, their endangered situation. When the endangered species are migratory, the importance of this kind of information is higher due to the fact that conserving migratory species depends not only on one country but also on many countries around the world.

07 Octobre 2016

Información de pesca incidental en el Ecuador

El Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador, como signatario de la Convención Sobre la Conservación de las Especies Migratorias de Animales Silvestres – CMS, contribuye con un resumen de dos informes sobre pesca incidental, que forman parte del aporte brindado por el Instituto Nacional de Pesca de acuerdo a las investigaciones realizadas por la institución; a continuación se podrá observar los trabajos referentes a:

07 Octobre 2016

2014/009: Compte à rebours avant la COP11

Le Secrétariat PNUE/CMS est heureux de fournir un aperçu des dates et échéances avant la COP11.

21 February 2014

UN General Assembly Proclaims 3 March as World Wildlife Day

The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by devoting 3 March as ‘World Wildlife Day.’ In

15 January 2014