Canada Should Start Taking Climate Change Very Seriously

Climate change is widely recognized as being one of the most serious threats to global public health of the coming century. The situation in Canada is not different from the rest of the world. Read More


United States: Manatees may lose endangered species status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing whether the manatee should be reclassified as a “threatened” species, which would allow some flexibility for federal officials as the species recovers while maintaining most of the protections afforded to animals listed as endangered. Read More


Veracruz Port Expansion Threatens Mexican Forest Reserve

The Mexican government has approved mining activities that threaten the local biodiversity in the San Andres Tuxtla national forest reserve. Read More


Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis

Low rainfall linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon has led to drought in parts of Central America, causing widespread damage to crops, shortages and rising prices of food, and worsening hunger among the region’s poor. Read More


Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in two decades

Caribbean coral reefs, some of the most distinctive and unique natural underwater structures in the world, will “virtually disappear” within a few decades if steps are not taken to protect their habitat, a new report said recently. Read More


Venezuela: ‘People’s Solutions’ to Climate Crisis Set Out

Recently Social Movements gathered on Isla Margarita, Venezuela to discuss their demands ahead of United Nations climate talks due to take place in Lima, Peru, in December. Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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