Endangered Species

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, the President of Panama will approve a national law that bestows protected-area status on Panama Bay Wetland Wildlife Refuge.Read more

In the Gulf of Mexico, 27 coral reefs form a submarine mountain range that runs between six islands in an area stretching for miles. Hundreds of colorful fish species, sea urchins, starfish, and sea grasses share the reef with an abundance of other life forms. This...

The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recommended a thorough investigation of Mexico’s systemic failure to enforce its environmental law when authorizing the construction of tourism resorts in the Gulf of California, Mexico.Read more
Coral Reefs

Coral reefs, the nurseries of the seas, are vital to the fisheries that provide food for millions of people. Mangrove forests also benefit people: they protect coastal communities from increasingly severe storm surges and help to mitigate climate change by absorbing huge amounts of...

Colombia's páramos

Colombian páramos. Crédito: Aztlec Flickr/Creative Commons.

Colombia faces a pivotal choice for its future. It must choose between protecting its high-altitude moors as its water source for millions of people or authorizing large-scale mining in these fragile ecosystems.
With arguments based on international law, the Supreme Court of Panama issued a ruling to confirm the protected area status of Panama Bay, helping to guarantee protection of a vital ecosystem for the country’s coastal and marine resources.Read more
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) called on Mexican authorities to respond by January 8, 2014 to a complaint of breaching environmental legislation in the permits for four mega resorts.Read more
In a petition to the Presidency and the Ministry of Environment, thousands of people are calling on the government to define the boundaries of this fragile ecosystem at a scale of 1:25,000 as required by Colombian legislation.Read more
In a letter to Costa Rican General Attorney Jorge Chavarría and René Castro, the minister of environment and energy, local and international organizations expressed deep concern for the murder of Jairo Mora, a young defender of the leatherback sea turtles. He was murdered on May 30, 2013 in Moín...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2013 Media contacts: Mexico Sandra Moguel, smoguel@aida-americas.org , +52 (164) 621-02353 USA Sarah Burt, sburt@earthjustice.org , +1 (415) 217-2055 Serena Ingre, singre@nrdc.org , +1 (415) 875-6155 Groups seek investigation into Mexico’s approval of four “mega...Read more