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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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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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