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

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

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 October 2016

2014/009: Countdown to COP11

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat is pleased to provide an overview of the upcoming  dates and deadlines prior to COP 11.

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