Spanish officials say the operation was the largest illegal turtle nursery in Europe.
The discovery was made in the Andean nation's Tingo Maria National Park.
"The appeal of this (region) is its turquoise sea and white sand... If tourists see beaches with tons of rotting organic matter and foul smells, they won't come back."
Weather warnings for extremely high temperatures are in place across the majority of the Iberian Peninsula.
Added to the economic and social harm done are the high levels of soil and water pollution due to the use of mercury in gold mining, deforestation and other effects that can threaten the survival of nearby communities.
Of Santa Cruz's two food-producing regions in the north and east, the latter has been hit by the worst drought in recent years.
Among Peru's total of 389 threatened species are 120 amphibians, 122 birds, 23 invertebrates, 92 mammals and 32 reptiles.
"People can develop breast cancer for genetic reasons, but this disease can also be caused by exposure to contaminants," said one UNAM researcher.
The turtle species is considered to be endangered because of the urban sprawl caused by tourism.
The red or yellow exotic pitaya native to Central America and Mexico is among the most sought-after delicacies during the warm seasons.
Sustainable tourism does the opposite of massive tourism, which overexploits resources and impoverishes nature.
The former vice president spoke at the Green Gala Awards, held in recognition of Earth Day.
A project is teaching residents in parts of rural Colombia about finance, ecology.
Declared a Natural Heritage Site in 2001, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is considered one of the most important conservation areas in Latin America with some 12,000 different species.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2017 said that 2.1 billion people lacked access to safe drinking water and that 40 percent of humanity is affected by water shortages.
"This new analysis shines a new light on the scope of the debris," said one researcher.
Mexican researchers are developing methodologies for calculating the monetary value of natural and environmental resources, the National Council on Science and Technology (Conacyt) said Friday.
Environmentalists and human rights protesters gathered in front of Miami Seaquarium on Tuesday, which marked the 47th anniversary of the capture of Lolita, a killer whale that has long been at the center of an international animal rights campaign.
A civil organization has decided to sue ICE for the unconstitutionality of its arrest warrants.
The president of Chile inaugurated Monday the high level "Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC) meeting, whose purpose is to discuss a new strategy for protecting the health of women, children and adolescents in the region from now until 2030.
La prohibición de las ciudades santuario no se hará efectiva sin una lucha de por medio. Esta vez el campo de batalla es Dallas (Texas).
In the wake of the deadly London attacks, Facebook made yet another statement in which it reaffirmed its desire to be a force for good and not a platform for hatred.
Presidents of both countries, which share a land frontier of more than 595 miles, agreed to continue working to modernize infrastructure in the border zone to facilitate the safe and humane passage of migrants, as well as cross-border trade.
Junior Pastor and youth leader Jorge Garcia is an intricate part of the his Ministry. His spiritual leadership is sorely missed.
There has been widespread international condemnation after President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Mr Trump said the accord punished the US and would cost millions of American jobs.