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Rare Primate Sighted in Colombian Reserve

A researcher in Colombia’s Titi Nature Reserve has discovered a new population of the critically endangered Colombian Spider Monkey. During a daytime survey last month, Juliett Gonzalez, a project scientist with ProAves, found 21 individuals, including adults, juveniles and infants. Read More

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Ecuador: Free Pacto from Mining

This part of the western Andes mountain range ecosystem preserves endemic plant species such as the ivory nut-producing palm and a species of cherimoya fruit in danger of extinction. Read More

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New population of critically endangered parakeets found in Brazil

A team of scientists searching for remnant populations of the Critically Endangered grey-breasted parakeet (pyrrhura griseipictus) has found a small group nesting in a small crevice on the top of a rugged mountain ridge in north-east Brazil. Read More

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Peru on track to wipe out illegal mining in Madre de Dios region

Peru’s government is on its way to fulfilling the goal of completely eradicating illegal mining operations in the ecologically-rich southeastern jungle region of Madre de Dios by year end, a government official said on recently. Read More

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Bolivian golden bat revealed as ‘new species’

A golden bat from Bolivia has been described as a new species by scientists. Myotis midastactus had previously been classified as another bat found in South America called Myotis simus. Read More

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The Tragic Deforestation of the The Paraguayan Chaco

A study released by the digital portal of the international eco Rolling Stone, complaint the deplorable conditions in which is currently the Paraguayan Chaco, by the high rate of deforestation currently experiencing this part of the country. Read More

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IDB finances photovoltaic solar energy project for private sector in Uruguay

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a 40.9 million dollars loan from its ordinary capital and 25 million from the Canada Climate Fund, which is administered by the Bank, to finance the private sector in Uruguay in the construction, operation and maintenance of a photovoltaic solar energy plant and its related facilities. Read More

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Coastal wildlife paradise declared biosphere reserve in Argentina

A hatchet-shaped peninsula that juts out into the Southern Atlantic Ocean, the world’s newest biosphere reserve is home to a hugely-diverse collection of both terrestrial and marine wildlife. Read More

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Experts warn the Chilean frog is in risk of disappear

A living fossil, which arose when the planet was still divided into two (Laurasia and Gondwana). When separated, and when emerged the Andes Mountain Range, only remained in Chile. Read More

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Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said recently. Read More

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Scientists: The sixth mass extinction of life on earth underway

An international team of scientists warn the Earth is amidst the early stages of what will be the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth, and it was caused by humans. Read More

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Global Warming: Huge waves in the Arctic demonstrate, exacerbate ice loss

The Arctic isn’t what it once was. Temperatures there are rising at twice the global average rate, huge wildfires are sweeping through vast tracts of Canadian forest, and mysterious holes are appearing in Siberian permafrost. Read More

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Canada: Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade threaten Ontario turtle populations

Turtle populations in southern Ontario are under threat by poachers, who sell the critters on the black market as aquarium novelties or for the dinner plate. Read More

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Climate Change a Direct Threat to US Cities

Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public’s safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned recently as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change. Read More

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Mexico City Bans Use of Animals in Circus Acts

Mexico City’s government has enacted the legislation approved by the Federal District Legislative Assembly banning the use of animals in circuses in the capital, a measure that was criticised by the industry. Read More