Timber traffickers in Peru have built a huge logistical network for bribing officials and moving illegally harvested wood out of the country, and now drug traffickers are taking advantage of…
Nicaragua has deployed an "eco-battalion" of some 580 soldiers charged with protecting the country's endangered natural resources.
Recent seizures of illegally trafficked timber in Guatemala suggests there is an organized smuggling ring sophisticated enough to transport the wood in large quantities, Prensa Libre reports.
A long-running land conflict in southern Mexico is causing new problems, and the situation is made more dangerous by the prospect of intervention from drug trafficking groups and illegal logging…
Authorities in Mexico have rescued nearly 29,000 animals since 2000, many during operations against organized criminal groups.
Environmental police in Brazil have enlisted the help of unmanned drone planes to help tackle the illegal exploitation of the country's resources, reported Latin Trade magazine.
A man was detained at the airport in Cayenne, French Guiana, while allegedly attempting to smuggle more than a dozen live hummingbirds out of the country, concealed in his pants.