US and Brazilian authorities have identified an international network dedicated to the smuggling of prized species of killifish, illuminating Brazil’s role in the global trade.
The arrest of an acting government minister in Bolivia has reinforced how land trafficking in the nation is fueled by a strong undercurrent of corruption, time and time again.
Authorities in Ecuador have seized close to 200 baby tortoises native to the Galápagos Islands that are coveted in the exotic reptile trade.
Authorities in Brazil have seized thousands of live freshwater fish native to the country’s Amazon region that are commonly seen in the aquarium trade.
The sheer size of Colombia's reserves makes them a target for the illegal clearing, appropriation and sale of protected land.
More than half of Colombia is covered in forests, but rampant illegal logging is decimating the country’s woodlands.
A new investigation has revealed how large swathes of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold on Facebook, with some listings advertising plots as large as 1,000 football fields. The…
Illegally buying endangered species via social media has grown increasingly convenient in Mexico, especially given its feeble environmental controls and increased e-commerce during the pandemic.
Illegal loggers and land grabbers in Colombia have begun clearing small, isolated patches of forest to avoid being spotted from the air — a change in tactics that could make…
Latin America’s forests are being cut down at an accelerating rate. Asian markets are driving a trade in wildlife products, while wildcat miners decimate Amazon jungle from Peru to Guyana…