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Coral reefs, Oceans | 6 May 2014

Organizations come out in defense of the Veracruz Reef System

Technical and legal arguments are submitted in support of a lawsuit against modifying the boundaries of the Veracruz Reef System National Park in eastern Mexico, a site protected by international obligations to preserve the natural barrier against storms and hurricanes.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 21 December 2013

Mexican government breaches international commitments to put Veracruz Reef System at risk

Organizations denounce the incident to the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the protection of wetlands. By modifying the boundaries of the coral reef national park, the federal government is seeking to expand the Port of Veracruz.read more

Coral reefs, Human Rights, Oceans | 17 June 2012

Protecting the rich marine life of Cabo Pulmo Reef

Cabo Pulmo Reef, a 20,000-year-old ecological treasure in Baja California Sur, Mexico, hosts many of the 800 marine species in the Sea of Cortez...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining, Oceans | 23 December 2010

Victory: Crucitas gold mine cancelled for environmental harm

In Costa Rica, for the first time, a high-level court cancelled a large-scale mining project for the first time because it violated national laws and...read more

Oceans | 5 November 2009

Victory: Fishing ban reinstated at World Heritage Site

In March 2009, a ban on commercial fishing with encircling purse seine nets was reinstated in Panama’s Coiba National Park, thanks to advocacy by...read more

Oceans | 22 July 2009

Victory: Court ends the “lawful” killing of endangered green sea turtles

In February of 1999, the Constitutional Court in Costa Rica declared an end to the "lawful" killing of endangered green sea turtles. The ruling is an...read more

Oceans | 21 July 2009

Victory: Haven for leatherback sea turtles declared off-limits

In two separate rulings in May 2008, the Costa Rican government stood up for endangered leatherback sea turtles against business interests intent on...read more


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