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WCS partners contribute to the declaration of indigenous communities against illegal wildlife trade in Latin America

WCS partners contribute to the declaration of indigenous communities against illegal wildlife trade in Latin America
(November 29, 2019) WCS supported the participation of representatives of the Association of Caiman Managers “Matusha Aidha” and the Regional Association of Vicuña Managing Communities of Apolobamba (ARCMV) in the Workshop “Illegal Wildlife Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean: impacts on local communities and opportunities for legal and sustainable use ”, and in the First High-level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, both events took place in Lima (Peru) from S...

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Agreement between WCS and the Community Association for the Marketing of Vicuña Fiber of Bolivia will support vicuña conservation and sustainable management.

Agreement between WCS and the Community Association for the Marketing of Vicuña Fiber of Bolivia will support vicuña conservation and sustainable management.
(November 04, 2019) In September, the Community Association for the Marketing of Vicuña Fiber of Bolivia (ACOFIVB) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) signed a cooperation agreement to carry out joint actions towards ensuring the conservation and sustainable management of vicuña (Vicugna vicugna). ACOFIVB is a community-based organization that represents 11 Regional Associations of Vicuña Managing Communities (ARCMV) in Bolivia and that brings together more than 100 Vicuña Man...

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WCS and Sabores Silvestre in Ñam Bolivia

WCS and Sabores Silvestre in Ñam Bolivia
(October 27, 2019) La Paz hosted the renowned Latin American Cooking Festival called Ñam, under the slogan: ‘Let’s change the world while eating’. During the first week of October, a four-day event, with two activities called: Ñam Innovate and Ñam Celebrate distilled the interest of chefs, producers, scientists and consumers. New ideas and proposals linking gastronomy and food with cultural traditions and nature are promoting a new way of experiencing cooking. ...

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With the support of WCS Madidi National Park is declared as an Area of ​​Importance for the Conservation of Bats (AICOM)

With the support of WCS Madidi National Park is declared as an Area of ​​Importance for the Conservation of Bats (AICOM)
(October 24, 2019) Thanks to the extraordinary findings of the richness and diversity of bat species in Madidi National Park and Natural Area of ​​Integrated Management, in January of this year, the Identidad Madidi expedition, under the leadership of WCS and the Alcide d 'Orbigny Natural History Museum, with the endorsement of the Program for the Conservation of Bats of Bolivia (PCMB), nominated Madidi to be recognized as an Area of ​​Importance for the Conservation of Bats (AICOM) by the Latin America and Carib...

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Identidad Madidi continues studying biodiversity by applying state-of-the-art methods: environmental DNA

Identidad Madidi continues studying biodiversity by applying state-of-the-art methods: environmental DNA
(September 03, 2019) The scientific expedition Identity Madidi, led by WCS, conducted biodiversity surveys in 15 study sites, between 2015 and 2017, generating a significant amount of information on species diversity, population distribution and ecological knowledge. The registration of 1,400 new species of plants, butterflies and vertebrates increased the number of Madidi species to 1,888 (34% of the list of species registered before the expedition), confirming that it is one of the most biodiverse protected areas ...

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