Instead of treating nature as property under the law, the rights-of-nature movement seeks legal recognition that "nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles."
The Galapagos Islands are known for the astonishing wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin. But the unique ecosystem of the isolated Pacific islands is in trouble, and now it’s getting an assist from an unexpected source: a local coffee plantation.
Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
Reunited, and it feels so good! After four months in quarantine, a former stray dog from Ecuador named Arthur has finally been released to go home with Mikael Lindnord, a member of a Swedish adventure racing team that rescued Arthur during a race last year.
Palm oil can mean steady, consistent income for farmers in the developing world, but it can also means environmental degradation and other abuses. As palm oil expands in Latin America, can it take a different course?
The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.
Soap operas open new windows into our increasingly global world. For example, Latin America is a prolific producer — and consumer — of soap operas. But now it's important soap operas from abroad, too. Including from Turkey.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa may be best known in the US as a self-described socialist. But he's also a conservative Catholic. On the eve of the first papal visit since the 1980s, women in Ecuador say they're losing hard-won rights under Correa's administration.
The Pinta tortoises of the Galapagos Islands have been extinct since the last one, Lonesome George, died in 2012. Now, scientists are trying to revive the species using hybrid descendants recently discovered.