Environment

Amazon River: Rose Dolphins

Amazon: Where are the dolphins?

Are the low number of pink river dolphins an indicator of threats for the whole Amazon region?

deforestation in Central America

Cocaine production and deforestation in Central America

'Narco-deforestation' has boomed in the region as the trade has been pushed out of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Worried world urges Trump not to pull out of Paris climate agreement

Officials around the world warn president not to reverse climate efforts. Trump has already begun to peel away pollution rules imposed by Obama

Could caterpillars solve plastic polyethylene waste worldwide?

Plastic-eating caterpillars might be the key to end with plastic pollution in a world that produces about 80 million tons each year.

Humpback whales: Running out of time?

The biggest concern of the environmental authorities is that the death of this whale is a consequence of human behavior

When in the Amazon, Please Do Not Punch the Dolphins

Brazil still has a long way to go in the field of ecotourism. There are accounts of people being accidentally bitten, and once a man retaliated by punching the dolphin

Indigenous groups can really battle deforestation

A study finally shows how Peruvian forest loss declined after indigenous groups were granted titles to their land.

New era for nature in Colombia

Researchers are embarking on a major collaboration to characterise Colombia's plant and animal life

Warming Earth could release huge amounts of CO2

According to a report by the Food and Agricultural Organization rising temperatures could release carbon trapped in the soil and make or break climate change response efforts. 

How are Colombian coffee growers are adapting to climate change?

Through a combination of varied farming practices and pest control they are saving coffee crops.

How are Colombian coffee growers are adapting to climate change?

Through a combination of varied farming practices and pest control they are saving coffee crops.

El Salvador the first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining

Campaigners celebrate victory for ‘water over gold’ after country unaninmously ushers through historic bill to end all forms of metal mining

Trump changes US approach to climate change

President Trump signed an executive order intended to roll back most of Barack Obama’s climate change legacy.

Trump changes US approach to climate change

President Trump signed an executive order intended to roll back most of Barack Obama’s climate change legacy. 

Colombian town votes against gold minning

The AngloGold Ashanti project is still in the exploratory phase, but could unearth 28-million ounces of gold

The largest páramo in the world under threat

The Sumapaz páramo is threatened by fracking as exploration areas have been delimited close by.

The largest páramo in the world under threat

The Sumapaz páramo in Colombia is threatened by fracking as exploration areas have been delimited close by. 

Wildlife crime just got personal

UNEP’s Wild for Life campaign seeks to reverse the illegal trade in wildlife by raising awareness, enforcing stronger laws and helping local communities in stopping this trend.

Chile’s 1M hectares of new protected land

The Chilean government announced a massive conservation campaign that will result in a network of national parks protected under strict regulations. 

Colombia’s newest botanical garden

Located in the Mesa and Tena municipalities this is the country’s 22nd botanical garden which will boost research and conservation in the region.

Colombia’s newest botanical garden

Located in the Mesa and Tena municipalities this is the country’s 22nd botanical garden which will boost research and conservation in the region. 

What’s new in this year’s Earth Hour

Saturday 25th March we’ll listen to musicians share their love for the planet and fight climate change through their music.

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