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WCS-led study of jaguar and puma feeding habits

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WCS-led study of jaguar and puma feeding habits
(March 11, 2021) Jaguar (Panthera onca) and puma (Puma concolor) are the largest felines in the Americas. They share the same habitat throughout most of their distribution. Both are strict carnivores, so knowledge of their feeding habits is fundamental for the design of conservation strategies, since diet plays a key role in the evolutionary behavior of predators. Likewise, the availability of prey is one of the main factors that determine the presence, behavior and ecology of predators in the ecosystems where t...

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18 tons of coffee produced under agroforestry systems exported with WCS support

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18 tons of coffee produced under agroforestry systems exported with WCS support
(March 01, 2021) In February, the Asociación de Productores de Café Ecológico Regional Larecaja (APCERL) and the producers of the TCO Lecos de Apolo, exported to the United States a container of 18.27 tons of coffee, worth $us. 123,512, through the social enterprise Orygen-Chomateo SRL, with the support of WCS. The exported coffee is the result of a constant process of perfection of its quality and aromatic and flavor qualities, which is enriched by the exchange of knowledge. For the seco...

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WCS receives award for implementation of innovative project on best practices in mining operations

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(February 22, 2021) During the final virtual evaluation workshop of the Tropical Andes Hotspot Program (2015-2020), which took place on January 28th, with the participation of several organizations from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Ecuador), Profonanpe (Peru) and Patrimonio Natural (Colombia), the European Union and the French Alliance for Development, special recognition was given to outstanding projects in each of the six...

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The regional gold mining project in the Tropical Andes Hotspot in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador comes to an end

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(December 14, 2020) The project "Building a Regional Strategy to Incorporate Environmental and Social Safeguards into Mining Operations in the Tropical Andes Hotspot", developed between July 2019 and October 2020, concluded with the dissemination of 11 documents and a regional platform with information on gold mining in each of the countries involved. These proposals constitute a solid basis for promoting the reduction of the impacts of gold mining, in key biodiversity conservation areas and in ecosystem functions ...

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Jaguar Colombia, Latinoamérica y Caribe se unen con Wildlife Conservation Society para generar conciencia en el Día Internacional del Jaguar

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(November 27, 2020) <p>El Día Internacional del Jaguar, que se celebra cada año el 29 de noviembre, reconoce la magnificencia del jaguar y la necesidad de protegerlo de la extinción. Hoy, Jaguar Colombia, Latinoamérica y Caribe, hace equipo con la Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) para ayudar a crear conciencia y visibilidad a esta causa tan importante con el ánimo de proteger a este poderoso gran felino de las Américas. <p>Durante décadas, WCS ha t...

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