The monarch butterfly population dropped by more than a quarter in its Mexican wintering grounds this season due to cold weather caused by climate change, officials have said.
Accelerating deforestation of jaguar habitat (Panthera onca), especially in corridors connecting conservation areas, threatens the long-term survival of the iconic predator, according to new research by Dan Thornton, an assistant professor in the Washington State University School of the Environment.
BirdsCaribbean found a brilliant way to commemorate this year’s eighth annual Caribbean Waterbird Census (CWC) by releasing a free e-book, “Caribbean Waterbirds,” with stories by six authors who uncover different observations about these birds. The book is available in English, French and Spanish.
The country’s poor economy, triggered by a drop in the price of oil and terrible economic policies , has led people as well as zoos animals “to go hungry”.
Hundreds of protesters have clashed with riot police and harassed spectators attending a bullfight in Bogota as the spectacle returned to Colombia’s capital for the first time in four years.
It’s hot, dry and largely uninhabited by humans. But although the Chaco Plains of south-central South America may not be an ideal habitat for our species, this sprawling region is far from deserted.
Recent statistics are painting a dire picture of the future of barren-ground caribou in Canada. Once found across the Canadian Arctic in impressive numbers, caribou herds are today in a perilous situation.
Ricardo Moreno, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and director of the Yaguará Panamá Foundation, reported at the 20th Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation held recently in Belize that the number of jaguar killings in Panama is on the rise. “We have evidence that cattle ranchers…
Invasive lionfish have become a scourge across the Caribbean and west Atlantic. On the Honduran island of Roatan, some are trying novel ways to beat them – including hand-feeding them to sharks.
News of the reversal of the greyhound racing ban in Argentina, where their congress is considering a nationwide ban, is receiving global support.
Migratory birds that interact with infected poultry in North and South America blamed as scientists worry virus reaching Antarctica more often than thought.
A new study by University of Washington researchers, funded by NASA and using satellite data from NASA and other agencies, found a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear subpopulations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding capabilities of the bears.
In Florida there are more than 1.3 million alligators and are sharing territory with humans like never before. In an area teeming with alligators, fatal alligator attacks do not happen often, though a dozen or more bites are recorded a year, according to statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Mexican authorities should consider trapping some of the few remaining vaquita marina porpoises in order to attempt breeding the endangered species in captivity or semi-captivity, conservationists have recommended.
This is an alarming figure that reflects the great danger they currently are. It for this reason that the Venezuelan Conservationist Association (Provita), together with various national and international organizations, have created the “Initiative Red Siskin” in order to protect this species.