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WCS Scientists Provide More than 50K Camera Trap Images for Massive Study on Amazon Wildlife

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WCS Scientists Provide More than 50K Camera Trap Images for Massive Study on Amazon Wildlife
(May 16, 2022) WCS scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new study published in the journal Ecology by an international team of 120 research institutions. Photo: Robert Wallace/WCS The study consists of 120,000-plus images taken in eight countries, representing the largest photo database to date of the Amazon’s staggering array of wildlife. The images show 289 species taken from 2001-2020 from 143 field sites. The WCS...

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WCS wins first place in the Plurinational Science and Technology Award 2021

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WCS wins first place in the Plurinational Science and Technology Award 2021
(January 17, 2022) The Plurinational Science and Technology Award is promoted by the Bolivian Ministry of Education. Every year, since 2014, it is awarded to public and private institutions engaged in scientific research. In 2021, WCS applied for this award with the work "Research and Conservation of two endemic primates of Bolivia: Plecturocebus olallae and Plecturocebus modestus", and won first place in the category of Natural Resources, Environment and Biodiversity. This work summarizes 20 years of...

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Workshop for environmental monitoring in protected areas and indigenous territories

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Workshop for environmental monitoring in protected areas and indigenous territories
(December 09, 2021) Between December 1st and 3rd of this year, the "Environmental Monitoring Workshop" was held, organized by Florida International University (FIU), Conservify, Citizen Science Network for the Amazon (CC Network) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Bolivia, with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The workshop was given by Paulo Olivas (PhD), an expert in research on environmental change on different spatial and temporal scales, who leads the Water Quality collab...

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WCS presents a Toolbox for Indigenous Territorial Management and Community-Based Natural Resource Management

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WCS presents a Toolbox for Indigenous Territorial Management and Community-Based Natural Resource Management
(September 22, 2021) For more than 20 years, WCS has worked with indigenous peoples and local communities in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador on territorial management and natural resource management, helping to strengthen territorial rights and self-determination, promote their cultural values, manage land use, conserve natural ecosystems and improve their livelihoods. As a result of the systematization of this experience and the lessons learned, a toolbox was developed to be used through a portable multimedia and inte...

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Origen inaugurates its new laboratory and cafeteria in La Paz

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Origen inaugurates its new laboratory and cafeteria in La Paz
(August 27, 2021) With the concept 'An encounter with nature', the coffee, cacao, jatata and essential oil producers of Origen-Chomateo SRL inaugurated their new cafeteria in the San Miguel neighborhood of the city of La Paz on August 2, with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Banco FIE. The inaugural event, which was attended by representatives of the associations and broadcast virtually, was attended by 170 people interested in Origen's products, that take into account ecological pro...

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