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WCS receives award for implementation of innovative project on best practices in mining operations

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(February 22, 2021) During the final virtual evaluation workshop of the Tropical Andes Hotspot Program (2015-2020), which took place on January 28th, with the participation of several organizations from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Ecuador), Profonanpe (Peru) and Patrimonio Natural (Colombia), the European Union and the French Alliance for Development, special recognition was given to outstanding projects in each of the six...


The regional gold mining project in the Tropical Andes Hotspot in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador comes to an end

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(December 14, 2020) The project "Building a Regional Strategy to Incorporate Environmental and Social Safeguards into Mining Operations in the Tropical Andes Hotspot", developed between July 2019 and October 2020, concluded with the dissemination of 11 documents and a regional platform with information on gold mining in each of the countries involved. These proposals constitute a solid basis for promoting the reduction of the impacts of gold mining, in key biodiversity conservation areas and in ecosystem functions ...


Jaguar Colombia, Latinoamérica y Caribe se unen con Wildlife Conservation Society para generar conciencia en el Día Internacional del Jaguar

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(November 27, 2020) <p>El Día Internacional del Jaguar, que se celebra cada año el 29 de noviembre, reconoce la magnificencia del jaguar y la necesidad de protegerlo de la extinción. Hoy, Jaguar Colombia, Latinoamérica y Caribe, hace equipo con la Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) para ayudar a crear conciencia y visibilidad a esta causa tan importante con el ánimo de proteger a este poderoso gran felino de las Américas. <p>Durante décadas, WCS ha t...


WCS joins efforts to publish plans and compendiums for the conservation of wildlife species

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(November 18, 2020) The publication of the action plans for the conservation of jaguar (Panthera onca), Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) and pink river dolphin (Inia boliviensis) is the culmination of research and planning work undertaken by WCS and several scientific institutions in the country, in coordination with the General Directorate of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (DGBAP) of the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA). Inplementation of these action plans has been aprov...


Delivery of biosafety equipment and supplies to the indigenous peoples of the northern Amazon region in La Paz (Bolivia), to combat the COVID-19 disease

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Delivery of biosafety equipment and supplies to the indigenous peoples of the northern Amazon region in La Paz (Bolivia), to combat the COVID-19 disease
(September 27, 2020) WCS collaborated with the Confederation of Indigenous People of Bolivia (CIDOB) and the Organization of Indigenous People of La Paz (CPILAP) in their efforts to get support from USAID, to receive donations of biosafety supplies and oxygen concentrators for the indigenous communities in the northern Amazon region of La Paz. This donation of biosecurity supplies (alcohol, atomizers, face masks, protective glasses, acrylic gloves, spraying backpack) and medical equipment (wheelchair, oximeter,...


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