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American bison reintroduced to northern Mexico helping to fight climate change

The largest land mammal in America is rehabilitating a vast grassland in Coahuila, benefiting hundreds of species in a reserve that can theoretically store 6.3 million tons of carbon in its soil

Mexico’s ‘salamander of the gods’ edges toward extinction

Scientists race to save last wild axolotls, famous for regrowing body parts

Meet the ‘forest fishers’ restoring mangroves and livelihoods in Mexico

Residents of the Mexican community of Costa de San Juan have restored more than 350 hectares (865 acres) of mangrove forest in the Alvarado Lagoon System in the Gulf of Mexico.

Number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico drops 22%

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in the mountains of central Mexico dropped 22% from the previous year, and the number of trees lost from their favored wintering grounds tripled.

Mexico plans to ban solar geoengineering after rogue experiment

A US startup carried out a geoengineering experiment in Mexico, which the country claims was done without prior notice and consent

Mexico dismantles illegal fishing cartels killing off rare vaquita porpoise

At a press conference, a top navy official confirmed that the Mexican government has arrested members of criminal groups dedicated to illegally fishing totoaba in the Gulf of California.

Monarch butterflies return to Mexico on annual migration

The first monarch butterflies have appeared in the mountaintop forests of central Mexico where they spend the winter, Mexico’s Environment Department said Saturday.

Lake Mead nears dead pool status as water levels hit another historic low

If the reservoir dips below 895ft, Lake Mead would reach dead pool, carrying enormous consequences for millions of people across Arizona, California, Nevada and parts of Mexico.

Mexican fish extinct in wild successfully reintroduced

There once was a small fish called “tequila splitfin” or “zoogoneticus tequila” that swam in a river in western Mexico, but disappeared in the 1990s. Scientists and residents, however, have achieved the return of a species extinct in nature—but conserved in captivity—to its native habitat.