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Conservation and Indigenous Peoples

Conservation and Indigenous Peoples
(October 05, 2015) Conservation and Indigenous Peoples, by Lilian Painter, Country Director for the Bolivia Programa at WCSOn August 9 we will recognize the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year the focus is on health and wellbeing. That topic engages me particularly as a conservationist working in the Amazon. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s northwest Bolivia program has shown that the interests of indigenous peoples and conservation are not only compatible but also depende...

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Launch of the Identidad Madidi Expedition

Launch of the Identidad Madidi Expedition
(June 05, 2015) The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups announced today (the International Day of Biological Diversity) the launching of a new scientific expedition into the heart of Madidi National Park—one of the most biodiverse areas in the world—in an effort to describe still unknown species and to showcase the wonders of Bolivia at home and abroad. The expedition officially begins on June 6th and will last for 18 months as a team of scientists will work to...

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Matusha Aidha is recognized for their conservation contribution

Matusha Aidha is recognized for their conservation contribution
(June 05, 2015) In commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, held 22nd May in the Tiwanacu room of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Environmental Ministry gave a special recognition to the Matusha Aidha Association, of  the Tacana indigenous land, for their contribution to sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. This recognition is specially for the contribution of the association to the management of spectacled caiman (Caiman yacare). It is a fund...

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Rob Wallace receives Sydney Anderson award

Rob Wallace receives Sydney Anderson award
(June 05, 2015) For his contribution to science in Bolivia, Robert Wallace, Director of the Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape Conservation Program of WCS in Bolivia, has received the Sydney Anderson award at the Seventh Congress of Mastozoology in sucre, Bolivia held between 13th and 15th May. The award recognizes his research in the field of Mastozoology. Robert Wallace earned his PhD from the University of Liverpool in Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Psychology. He has worked with WCS in the Amazonian An...

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Andean bears in Bolivia and Peru

Andean bears in Bolivia and Peru
(December 09, 2014) The publication of "Andean Bear Priority Conservation Units in Bolivia and Peru" edited by Robert Wallace, with the participation of 25 experts in the field and supported by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Center for Biodiversity and Genetics from the University of San Simón in Bolivia, the University Cayetano Heredia in Peru and the University of Antwerp in Belgium, represents a fundamental contribution to scientific knowledge and conservation of the Andean or spectacled bear (T...

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