The Peruvian government has moved to establish a new Indigenous reserve for "uncontacted peoples" deep in the Amazon Rainforest. Yavarí Tapiche Indigenous Reserve is home to Matsés, Remo, and Marubo peoples, as well as other groups that have yet to be identified.
The Black Jaguar Foundation plans to reforest 2.4 million acres along Brazil’s Araguaia and Tocantins rivers in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. The 1,615-mile long natural corridor will require the planting of around 1.7 billion trees. Tens-of-thousands have already been planted.
Some decades ago, Lake Poopó was home to large communities of plants and animals and was a source of resources for the region’s inhabitants. Nowadays, the situation is drastically different. Water levels have declined over the past two decades, and eventually the lake dried out entirely.
In one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, new supply chains for exotic products are using flavor to change the way Colombians understand their country's biological endowment: rain forests, Amazonian rivers, and two oceans.
With their long eyelashes, banana-shaped ears, upturned mouths and stocky bodies covered with curly wool, llamas look like creatures that walked out of a Dr. Seuss story. Llamas are having a moment in the US, but they’ve been icons in South America for millennia.
For three years scientists with Raising Coral Costa Rica have been snapping off coral pieces from existing reefs to grow them in an underwater nursery. The team is using tested techniques and experimental ideas to grow coral and revive ancient reefs in Golfo Dulce, southwestern Costa Rica.
Species must either migrate, adapt or die in response to climate change. By monitoring the geographic edges of where a species lives – like the southernmost tree – scientists can get a handle on the migration ability of various species.
The Caribbean is the only region of the Americas where people settled an archipelago with some islands not visible from surrounding areas. Despite more than a century of research, there are still many questions about when they migrated and what routes they took.