Deep in the forests of Ecuador’s Llanganates National Park — lands once frequented by ancient Incans — live two frog species that had gone unnamed by scientists until very recently.
It was Grandpa Pinpin’s dream: to see his favourite bird, Spix’s Macaw, fly again over the skies of Curaçá, a small town of about 30,000 in the dry Caatinga area of Bahia, Brazil, where goat herding is the main activity.
Dozens of caimans are on the verge of death because of a harsh drought that has hit a wide desert zone of Paraguay known as the Chaco Boreal.
The Buenos Aires zoo was inaugurated in 1875 in what used to be the outskirts of the Argentine capital. It is now the Palermo neighborhood near busy avenues and buildings. The site is expected to close soon so work on the ecological park can begin.
Compared to other countries, Chile is almost all coast, and that geographical fluke means that the country is known for its beautiful beaches. But that reputation may be on the wane thanks to a new sight on Chilean shores: dead animals. Lots of them. Heaps of them,
The Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus lutelous) was listed as endangered in 1992, when only about 150 existed in the wild. Their population had declined drastically due to habitat loss and overhunting.
A new sanctuary for sharks. Ecuador has announced the creation of a marine sanctuary around Galapagos Islands, protecting the world’s largest population of sharks.
An elephant seal from Antarctica recently appeared in the Costa Verde due to a slight cooling of the coast.
A spectacled bear who had been brutally beaten has been given a second chance at life by Bolivian environmental authorities.
Chilean prosecutors are looking into reports that fishermen in the southern region of Patagonia slaughtered hundreds of penguins and sea lions for use as bait, authorities said.
Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
Polar bears are working harder just to stay in one place, as the Arctic sea-ice on which they hunt drifts away.
The 35-year-old bird named AC-4 soared out of his open pen earlier this week at a canyon rim inside the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, in central California’s Kern County. He had been one of just 23 condors left in the world in the 1980s.
Monarch butterflies are arriving by the millions in Mexico — positive news for an iconic species whose numbers have dipped dramatically over the last decade.
They may not be able to speak for themselves, but Colombia’s animals just won a major legal victory. Recently, Colombia’s Senate unanimously approved a bill that changes the way animals are defined under the law.