Caribbean News

Less than 100 pygmy sloths survive

The three-toed pygmy sloth. Photo © Craig Turner/ZSL. The pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) is one of the world's most endangered mammals, according to a detailed survey of the population,…

Bycatch-reducing fish trap wins $20,000

New fish trap that allows unwanted fish to escape wins conservation award. Photo by: Tim McClanahan/WCS. An innovative fish trap that allows small non-target fish to escape has won a…

Blue iguana back from the dead

A young blue iguana awaiting a health assessment. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society. The blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi) was once king of the Caribbean Island, Grand Cayman. Weighting…

Haiti’s deforestation has dire economic impacts

December Climate talks in Cancun highlighted the importance of maintaining healthy forests to protect the planet’s most vulnerable people from the consequences of future climate change. Haitians have been glimpsing…

World’s rarest snake making a comeback

The Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae) shares a similar story with many highly endangered island species. Invasive mongoose killed every racer on the Caribbean island of Antigua, leaving only a small…