March 2018

U.S.–Mexico

Border-wall critics continue fight after court loss

Donald Trump declared a “big victory” on Feb. 28, the day after a U.S. court affirmed his administration’s authority to waive environmental laws impeding plans ......

Ecuador

Ecuadorians express support for forest protection

Indigenous communities and environmentalists in Ecuador are denouncing a newly unveiled plan by President Lenín Moreno to offer more oil-development concessions in the country’s Amazon ......

Region

Regional environmental-rights treaty text agreed

When the UN General Assembly convenes this September in New York for its 73rd session, Latin American and Caribbean leaders will have the opportunity to ......

Paraguay

With maps, Chaco indigenous groups defend land

Few forests in the world are under as much pressure as the Paraguayan Chaco, a vast expanse of dry-thorn woodlands and savannah. There, land clearing ......

Peru

Amazon road worries overshadow new climate bill

A framework law on climate change, passed unanimously by Peru’s Congress on March 15, aims to help the country implement mitigation and adaptation policies, promote ......

Around the Region

Couple held in Bolivia for trafficking in jaguar fangs

Bolivian authorities have known of Chinese demand for jaguar fangs at least since 2014, when they began receiving complaints that the animals were being poached ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Experts say oil plans threaten unique reef

Reef conservation typically hinges on the health of corals in translucent, tropical shallows and photosynthetic algae that live mutualistically within them, producing the nutrients the ......

Q&A

Forest-conservation advocate sees encouraging signs in Ecuador

Atossa Soltani is founder and board president of Amazon Watch, a U.S.-based nonprofit that promotes indigenous rights and rainforest protection in the Amazon Basin. Before ......