July 2020

Mexico

Mexican fishers calling U.S. import ban misguided

Just a few years ago, fishers from the Mexican town of San Felipe on the upper Gulf of California could sell their coveted blue and ......

Chile

Chile pledges forest-cover gains ... but what kind?

As countries across Latin America struggle with deforestation, Chile stands out as an exception. During the 20-year period ending in 2017, the South American nation’s ......

Mexico (Free Read)

Study gauges mangroves’ value to climate plans

A recent study on mangrove destruction in Mexico underscores the importance of getting the greatest climate-protection bang for each forest-conservation buck. Mangrove forests can store ......

Brazil

Brazil to implement GCF-funded forest payments

Under international pressure to reverse rampant rainforest destruction, Brazil’s government announced this month that it would implement a R$500 million (US$94 million) program of environmental-services ......

El Salvador

Rains reveal emergency- and land-planning needs

As if contending with Covid-19 hasn’t been enough, El Salvador this month found itself struggling with the latest evidence of the meteorological extremes of the ......

Around the Region

Peruvian lawmakers urged to better shield isolated peoples

As Covid-19 reaches into remote regions of Peru, indigenous and environmental organizations are urging the Peruvian Congress to modify a 2006 law designed to protect ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

In Panama, manatee researchers listen in

Tucked away in northwestern Panama, the San San and Changuinola rivers snake their way through banana plantations on their way to the Caribbean Sea. The ......

Q&A

Carlos Rodríguez planning a public-policy focus as head of GEF

Carlos Rodríguez is Costa Rica’s minister of environment and energy, a post he held during 2002-06 and returned to in May 2018 at the invitation ......