Central America

Ambitious Plan to Save the Spectacular Migration of the Monarch Butterfly Syndication Fri, 10/02/2020 - 19:59
Human activities have an outsized impact on monarchs’ ability to migrate. Development, agriculture and logging have reduced monarch habitat. Climate change, drought and pesticide use also reduce the number of butterflies that complete the journey.
Andean Volcanic Belt: Pacific Ring of Fire The Editor Tue, 06/23/2020 - 17:17
The Andean Volcanic Belt is the central volcanic belt along the South American coast, segmented into four main volcanic zones. The Ring of Fire is an area in the Pacific Ocean basin where earthquakes and eruptions occur due to the movement and collision of tectonic plates.
Antigua Guatemala, World Heritage Site (Guatemala) The Editor Sat, 08/18/2018 - 18:25
Antigua Guatemala contains living traces of Spanish culture with its principal monuments, built in the Baroque style of the 18th century, preserved today as ruins. The city was a center for the exportation of religious images and statues to the American continent and to Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve (El Salvador) The Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:26
The Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve, located in El Salvador within the Central America Volcanic Arc, protects important ecosystems for species conservation. It hosts highly diverse habitats, such as páramo montane forests, cloud forests, conifer forests, and volcanic lava flow vegetation.

Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá, World Heritage Site

Founded in 1519, Panamá Viejo was the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Abandoned in the mid-17th century, it was replaced by today's Historic District, which has preserved its original street plan, its architecture and an unusual mixture of architectural styles.
Arenal Volcano: Arenal Volcano National Park (Costa Rica) The Editor Sun, 01/20/2019 - 15:08
Arenal National Park is located in Alajuela province in northwestern Costa Rica. The park encompasses the Arenal Volcano, an active andesitic stratovolcano. It was Costa Rica's most active volcano until 2010 and one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.
Azuero Peninsula: Gulf of Panama and the Pearl Islands (Central America) The Editor Tue, 08/27/2019 - 17:56
The Azuero Peninsula is located in southern Panama, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean the Gulf of Panama. Panama City, the Panamanian capital, is the main urban center on the gulf shore. The Pearl Islands are an archipelago in the Gulf of Panama.