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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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2021 census registers 13,692 vicuñas in the Apolobamba protected area

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2021 census registers 13,692 vicuñas in the Apolobamba protected area
(December 20, 2021) The 2021 vicuña census, conducted in the Apolobamba National Integrated Management Natural Area (ANMIN) between August 16 and 17, reflected a 9% growth rate in the vicuña population compared to 2019, the year of the last census. These results reflect a greater commitment of the communities to the conservation and protection of the species. Foto: Robert Wallace/WCS “There is more commitment, added to the effort of the park rangers, and the fact that in the pandemic there was less ...

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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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Publications on vicuña fiber management and utilization accompany the start of the 2021 shearing season in Bolivia

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Publications on vicuña fiber management and utilization accompany the start of the 2021 shearing season in Bolivia
(October 05, 2021) Five technical documents related to the management and sustainable use of vicuña fiber in the Apolobamba National Integrated Management Natural Area (ANMIN Apolobamba) were published in September, helping to strengthen conservation, management and the sustainable use strategy for this species in Bolivia. This is the result of several months of work developed between the Community Association for the Commercialization of Vicuña Fiber in Bolivia (ACOFIV Bolivia), the Ministry of Environment and...

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