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WCS collaborates in the registry of the birds of the Teoponte coffee plantations

WCS collaborates in the registry of the birds of the Teoponte coffee plantations
(May 07, 2020) An observation, with photographic evidence, of the palkachupa (Phibalura boliviana) in the coffee plantations of Teoponte is an important finding in the distribution of the species. The palkachupa is classified as endangered and is endemic to the gallery forests, natural pampas and humid montane forests around Apolo, in northern La Paz. This new record in Teoponte supports the idea that the species makes seasonal movements towards the humid montane forests of the region. Ornithologists proposed ...

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Third Gold Symposium in Bolivia

Third Gold Symposium in Bolivia
(March 19, 2020) This 5th and 6th March, the Third Gold Symposium took place and was organized by the Inter-Institutional Working Group on Responsible Gold (GIT-OR), made up of 12 civil society and academic institutions, and currently coordinated by WCS. Its objective was to promote exchange, dialogue and reflection on the importance of an increasingly responsible technical, social and environmental gold mining in the country. About 320 people from various sectors participated: national and sub-national aut...

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The Think Green Initiative (Piensa Verde in Spanish) was launched: the first inter-institutional platform for conservation of forests, species and protected areas

(March 17, 2020) Think Green or Piensa Verde (in Spanish) will also open opportunities for businesses and people to join this cause/initiative, with monetary contributions to support conservation projects, through volunteer opportunities or institutional support. Through a platform, a variety of social players will connect at an individual and institutional level, as a new way of committing themselves to conservation. Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), Conservation International (CI), Wildlife Conservation Soc...

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Bolivian government, producers and WCS sign agreement for vicuña conservation and management of vicuña fiber

Bolivian government, producers and WCS sign agreement for vicuña conservation and management of vicuña fiber
(January 23, 2020) The vicuña represents a conservation success, arising from a significant increase in wild populations as well as remarkable results in fiber management and in participation of vicuna manager communities in Bolivia. However, there are new conservation challenges for the species and also new economic challenges and opportunities. This WCS experience highlights some key issues on the health, habitat and quality of vicuña fiber. In order to evaluate the progress and achievements so ...

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WCS and its partners in the City Nature Challenge contest receive an award from the Urban Intervention Program awarded by the Ministry of Development Planning

WCS and its partners in the City Nature Challenge contest receive an award from the Urban Intervention Program awarded by the Ministry of Development Planning
(December 16, 2019) To connect the urban population of Bolivia with nature and involve them in research and conservation actions for urban biodiversity and habitat, WCS and the Institute of Ecology, as representatives of the institutional alliance that promoted the participation of La Paz in the City Nature Challenge, obtained second place in the social network popularity contest. This national competition is organized by the Urban Interventions Program of the Ministry of Development Planning, to reward citizen par...

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