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WCS promotes the establishment of the group for conservation of turtles in Bolivia

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WCS promotes the establishment of the group for conservation of turtles in Bolivia
(May 25, 2021) Since 2020, WCS has been promoting the establishment of a group of experts for the study of turtles in Bolivia. This group aims to promote collective actions that contribute to the preservation of this endangered order of reptiles. Bolivia is home to 17 species of turtles, 15 native and 2 introduced, of which 3 are terrestrial and 14 are aquatic. In 2009, the threat status of 9 of these species was evaluated for the Red Book of Bolivian Vertebrates, and it was found that two of them were thre...

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Award to the cocoa produced by the Chocolecos Association that will represent Bolivia at the International Cocoa Awards 2021 tournament

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Award to the cocoa produced by the Chocolecos Association that will represent Bolivia at the International Cocoa Awards 2021 tournament
(April 27, 2021) On April 12, in the Tiwanacu room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the six cocoa samples were awarded, out of a total of 24 samples, that will represent Bolivia in the International Cocoa Awards 2021 tournament. Among these samples is that of Wilfredo Gonzales, from the community of Tomachi, in Guanay, La Paz, and member of the Chocolecos association. The other winning samples are from Riberalta and Baures, in Beni, Yuracaré, in Cochabamba, Manuripi, in Pando, and San Carlos, in Santa ...

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Popular Poetry to Confront Wildlife Trafficking in Bolivia

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Popular Poetry to Confront Wildlife Trafficking in Bolivia
(April 14, 2021) Through the campaign "Haikus against wildlife trafficking", WCS seeks to raise awareness about the threat of wildlife trafficking that threatens the biological diversity that characterizes Bolivia. Remembering our connection with nature, through three verses and a pattern of 5-7-5 syllables, is the proposal of the "Haikus against wildlife trafficking" campaign of WCS, within the framework of the Alliance for Wildlife and Forests, a regional action financed by the European Union. Haiku is a tr...

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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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