Caribbean lobster are considered a delicacy the world over. But few restaurant customers know that these animals are vital to the ecosystem in the coral reefs and are often caught using environmentally harmful methods.
Iguanas have arrived in the Sunshine State and are marching north, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Conservationists are hoping the human population might start to recognize these striking reptiles as food.
The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.
Yellow-spotted river turtle eggs are a delicacy in Peru. Communities who once collected the eggs to eat themselves are now selling them for ever higher prices, pushing the turtles to the brink of extinction.
Poaching and overfishing is threatening wildlife and livelihoods in Mexico's Gulf of California. But now, local communities are getting on board to protect their environment.
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