August 2018

Vaquita

Trade card played in bid to save vaquita porpoise

The United States has begun implementing a ban on seafood imported from gill-net fisheries in the Upper Gulf of California, acting on a court order ......

Brazil

Brazil acts to keep controversial herbicide in use

Fearing major economic fallout, Brazil’s government late this month appealed a judge’s recent order that use of an herbicide that is key to the cultivation ......

Mexico

Shared effort in Mexico to sleuth manatee deaths

Manatees are turning up dead in rivers in Mexico’s southeastern state of Tabasco, and a hastily assembled network of environmental advocates, academics and government officials ......

Guatemala

Guatemala sets new green-compliance deadline

Guatemala has once again extended the period in which businesses lacking valid environmental permits must obtain them. A day before the latest deadline for so-called ......

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago boosts scarlet ibis protection

When Trinidad and Tobago declared its independence from Britain in 1962, the scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) was designated one of the island country’s two national ......

Around the Region

New president of Paraguay nixes disputed forest decree

In his first week as president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez this month fulfilled a campaign promise to overturn a decree that was signed by ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

López Obrador promises airport review

After first setting eyes on the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, Spanish conquistadores marveled in letters home about the beauty and engineering of the vast metropolis ......

Q&A

Coauthor of species-extinction study sees threat to civilization

Gerardo Ceballos is a Mexican biologist whose work on mammal conservation has contributed to the creation of protected areas including the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve in ......