South & Central America & The Caribbean

Can the world's most ambitious rewilding project restore Patagonia's beauty?

Purchasing huge tracts of land in Chile and Argentina, former clothing tycoons Doug and Kristine Tompkins have led a quarter century-long effort to reintroduce threatened and locally extinct specie

30 May 2018

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

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

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 October 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 October 2016

Los últimos días del huemul

En los frondosos bosques y en las frías montañas del sur de Chile vive un animal poco conocido, el huemul, uno de los ciervos más pequeños del mundo, y el único en peligro de extinción en todo el c

11 April 2014

El Mundo - Los últimos días del huemul

11 de abril de 2014 - En los frondosos bosques y en las frías montañas del sur de Chile vive un animal poco conocido, el huemul, uno de los ciervos más pequeños del mundo, y el único en peligro de

11 April 2014