The Wapichan community is using drones to monitor their land and fight against illegal logging an mining.
World protected areas reach only 15% of its land but crucial biodiversity zones are left out.
It aims to restore land to the way It was before humans dominated the planet.
Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, announced the creation of the marine sanctuary on Monday. Over 47,000 km2 surrounding the Galapagos Islands will be protected.
Tropical forests reclaiming land cleared for agriculture or livestock not only grow quickly, but absorb far more CO2 from the atmosphere than old-growth trees, according to a study released.
They aim to invest in ecosystem services, protect forests, mitigate climate change and decrease biodiversity losses.
Peruvian Tropical Pacific Sea, a biodiversity hotspot is expected to receive protection following measures taken by Ecuador, Cuba and Chile to protect their environment.
Study says the jaguar, white-lipped peccary and Baird's tapir would be under higher threats of extinction when the canal is built.
The region's environment ministers agreed to promote the adoption of holistic measures towards the protection of biodiversity and develop regional cooperation.
According to a Mongabay analysis lack of funding, not clearly stated goals and ignoring the history of the region are some of the reasons why conservation efforts tend to fail.
It is the first Latin American country to publish a diagnosis on its environmental market.
Industrial activities are harming the outstanding universal value of these sites which also provide social, economic and environmental benefits to people.
Conservationists plan to deploy the eggs this fall in Central America when the arribada or mass nesting occurs.
Experts analyze how these fads played out in the region