July 2019

Brazil

Bolsonaro dismissing deforestation figures as ‘lies’

The latest deforestation report from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) was worrisome enough. The agency recently announced that in the 12 months ending ......

Mexico

Mexico boasts fast start for reforestation program

By some measures, the Mexican government’s ambitious new program to revive traditional farming and stem migration from poor rural areas is already a success. “Sembrando Vida,” ......

Cuba

In new law, Cuba takes official aim at overfishing

Cuba has passed a new law that for the first time places preservation of the island’s fish populations at the center of fishing policy, reflecting ......

Brazil

Suspect said to boast he killed over 1,000 jaguars

A federal court in Brazil’s western-Amazon state of Acre opened a criminal case against seven suspected poachers this month after prosecutors accused the men of ......

Chile

Pushback against salmon farming in Magallanes

Chile’s salmon-farming industry has proven adept at bouncing back from environmental and phytosanitary crises, and currently it is riding undeniably high. Last year farmed salmon ......

Around the Region

Costa Rican president OKs phase-out of polystyrene

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado this month signed legislation to phase out polystyrene, a widely used material in food containers and packaging.  In a statement after ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Amazon ‘retakings’ challenge Bolsonaro

This January, nine Sateré-Mawé Indians from the Andirá-Marau indigenous territory, which straddles the border of the Brazilian Amazon states of Amazonas and Pará, set out ......

Q&A

Brazilian anti-wildlife-trafficking group promoting world coalition

Illegal trafficking in wildlife ranks as the world’s third largest illicit activity, trailing only drug and weapons dealing, according to the UN. For two decades, ......