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AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY CARING FOR THE GIANT SOUTH-AMERICAN RIVER TURTLE

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AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY CARING FOR THE GIANT SOUTH-AMERICAN RIVER TURTLE
(February 25, 2022)   -   This year, an entire community that voluntarily decided to participate in the protection of the Giant South-American river turtle, a critically endangered species, will be present during its nesting season. This process, which has been overseen by Proyecto Vida Silvestre for seven years, now has a new perspective: the empowerment of the community of the Santa María de la Virgen village, making this task progressively more autonomous and sustainable.

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CONCERTED ACTIONS FOR CONSERVATION VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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CONCERTED ACTIONS FOR CONSERVATION VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
(February 25, 2022)   -   The purpose of 33 conservation agreements signed with an equal number of peasant families in Colombia’s Central Range is to make certain habitual production activities of rural life more eco-friendly, especially with the water resources of this Andean region. What does this conservation strategy consist of? We invite you to read this story.

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NEW WEBSITE WITH CRUCIAL INFORMATION ON THE COMBAT AGAINST WILDLIFE AND TIMBER TRAFFICKING IN ANDEAN-AMAZONIAN COUNTRIES

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NEW WEBSITE WITH CRUCIAL INFORMATION ON THE COMBAT AGAINST WILDLIFE AND TIMBER TRAFFICKING IN ANDEAN-AMAZONIAN COUNTRIES
(February 25, 2022)   -   The Alliance for Wildlife and Forests developed a website that includes activities, progress and results in the combat against wildlife and timber trafficking in Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia and Brazil.

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LANDSCAPE SPECIES, FIRST LINK FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

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LANDSCAPE SPECIES, FIRST LINK FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
(February 25, 2022)   -   An article published in the magazine of the Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (Academy of Physics, Exact and Natural Sciences), based on the experience of Proyecto Vida Silvestre (PVS) (Project Wildlife), concludes that conservation work with a certain group of important species redounds in the welfare of others.

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MORE FAMILIES IN THE DAGUA MUNICIPALITY SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION OF THE ANDEAN BEAR

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MORE FAMILIES IN THE DAGUA MUNICIPALITY SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION OF THE ANDEAN BEAR
(June 24, 2021)   -   In San José del Salado and El Limonar, two localities of this municipality of the Department of Valle del Cauca, owners of farms joined the strategy that allocates areas within the properties for the consolidation of a biological corridor to maintain the biodiversity.

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IN TOLIMA, THE WATER OF THREE RIVERS IS MONITORED TO PRESERVE LIFE

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IN TOLIMA, THE WATER OF THREE RIVERS IS MONITORED TO PRESERVE LIFE
(June 24, 2021)   -   The project 'Rio Saldaña – Una cuenca de vida' monitors the quality of this vital resource in the Siquila, Amoyá y Cucuana Rivers, to identify the pressures affecting it, take corrective action to strengthen its care and teach communities to preserve it.

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THE PRESENCE IN COLOMBIA OF A STINGRAY ONLY REPORTED FOR CENTRAL AMERICA IS CONFIRMED

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THE PRESENCE IN COLOMBIA OF A STINGRAY ONLY REPORTED FOR CENTRAL AMERICA IS CONFIRMED
(June 24, 2021)   -   This species (Styracura pacifica) had always been reported in Central America, but a study of the Fundación MarViva, Fundación Squalus and WCS shows that its distribution is wider because it includes the Colombian Pacific and possibly Ecuador.

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THE EXTRACTION OF ANIMALS FROM THEIR HABITATS. WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IMPAIRS HEALTH OF ESSENTIAL ECOSYSTEMS

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THE EXTRACTION OF ANIMALS FROM THEIR HABITATS. WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IMPAIRS HEALTH OF ESSENTIAL ECOSYSTEMS
(June 24, 2021)   -   Pest and disease control, seed dispersal, pollination and hundreds of food chains are some of the affected processes when native animals are extracted from their habitats to become pets or to be sold abroad.

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COLOMBIA WILL CONDUCT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE ANDEAN CONDOR

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COLOMBIA WILL CONDUCT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE ANDEAN CONDOR
(February 03, 2021) The objective is to identify the greatest possible number of specimens through observers distributed in different regions of the country and to calculate an approximate number of surviving individuals in the territory. This information will be crucial in the determination of conservation actions for this symbolic species in critical danger of extinction. The Andean condor is inherent to Colombia. It is not only a symbol on its national coat of arms; it is also imbedded in the culture of some of ...

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MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD’S FORESTS HAVE THEIR INTEGRITY AFFECTED

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MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD’S FORESTS HAVE THEIR INTEGRITY AFFECTED
(February 03, 2021) 60% of the planet’s forest coverage, survival of deforestation, has been impacted or transformed, highly or moderately, by man. The research led by WCS and recently published by Nature, appeals for a restraint of these modifications in the forest environment, if we want to prevent future pandemics or mitigate climate change. Talking of forests, often the concern is focused on the influence of deforestation on them. And it is quite frequently normal to measure what is destroyed, but almost...

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THIS IS HOW WE RESTORE A PÁRAMO

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THIS IS HOW WE RESTORE A PÁRAMO
(February 03, 2021) The Humboldt Institute, the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), WCS and National Natural Parks of Colombia, with the support of the European Union, edited a document that embraces the main conclusions of a rehabilitation process of a section of Los Nevados National Park; it can now be replicated in any region of the country. Colombia has half of the existing páramos of the world that provide drinking water for 70 percent of its population. The country, with 36 pá...

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URRAS DOES NOT STOP REHABILITATING TRAFFICKED ANIMALS

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URRAS DOES NOT STOP REHABILITATING TRAFFICKED ANIMALS
(February 03, 2021) Primates, birds, reptiles and other individuals of wild and exotic fauna, victims of wildlife trafficking and other events such as accidents, rescues or migration, have one of their last opportunities of survival in the Unidad de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Animales Silvestres URRAS (Unit of Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wild Animals), in its headquarters of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia). More than 100 individuals arrive there each month, many with ...

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CANINE BINOMIALS, HEROES THAT CURB ILLEGAL TRAFFIC

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CANINE BINOMIALS, HEROES THAT CURB ILLEGAL TRAFFIC
(December 07, 2020)   -   The work of Police patrolmen and their dogs, known as canine binomials, is decisive to curb the illegal commerce of species. One of them, for instance, found 3200 turtles that were about to be trafficked from the Leticia airport (Amazon). However, the country has very few of these detection teams, while the crime is progressively more sophisticated.

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“I DREAM OF A COUNTRY WHERE BIOECONOMY RULES”

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“I DREAM OF A COUNTRY WHERE BIOECONOMY RULES”
(December 07, 2020)   -   Silvia Restrepo, Vice President for Research and Creation at Universidad de los Andes, talks about the conclusions of the document related with environment and biotechnology that she coordinated.and that formed part of the final text that the International Mission of Wise Men submitted to the Government. It is a roadmap that draws a picture of a Colombian territory that exploits its biological resources adequately.

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31 YEARS ROAMING EL COCUY

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31 YEARS ROAMING EL COCUY
(December 07, 2020)   -   Raúl Buitrago has worked for three decades at El Cocuy National Park, one of the most attractive reserve areas in Colombia. The expeditions throughout this reserve zone fill the stories of this man, who represents the dozens of park rangers who monitor the 59 national protected areas, administrated by National Natural Parks, entity that completes this month 60 years of existence.

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WE ARE GOING TO COLOR MAMMALS!

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WE ARE GOING TO COLOR MAMMALS!
(December 07, 2020)   -   Two biologists from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, designed and edited the booklet Mamíferos de Bogotá (Mammals of Bogotá) that describes 20 species of vertebrates living in the city. They seek to call attention to the importance of these animals. Among the species presented are the Andean bear, the tiger cat, the paramo tapir, the puma, the white-tailed deer and other smaller ones such as the red-tailed squirrel and the hoary bat. It is a coloring booklet.

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BOGOTA, A SPRINGBOARD FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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BOGOTA, A SPRINGBOARD FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
(October 27, 2020)   -   Although illegal wildlife trade in Colombia originates mostly in rural zones, large cities are not detached from this problem. Bogotá, for example, is a key location from where animals are shipped directly to foreign black markets or are traded for local destinations and uses. WCS´s Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Program stresses the importance of understanding the dynamics of illegal wildlife trade increasingly operated by organized crime.

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DAHL'S TOAD-HEADED TURTLE FINDS ALLIES IN CHIMICHAGUA

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DAHL'S TOAD-HEADED TURTLE FINDS ALLIES IN CHIMICHAGUA
(October 27, 2020)   -   Landowners in this town of Cesar are protecting the surroundings of the San Fernandera-Caracoli stream, one of the few places in the Atlantic Coast where the reptile still reproduces in a healthy fashion. With the support of WCS, they control livestock to prevent contamination, plant trees and avoid sand extraction and hunting. Dahl's toad-headed turtle, one of Colombia`s four endemic turtles, is in critical danger of extinction.

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ALLIANCE TO PRODUCE WITHOUT DEFORESTATION

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ALLIANCE TO PRODUCE WITHOUT DEFORESTATION
(October 27, 2020)   -   Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) is a global pact that seeks to involve companies and public-private sectors towards the elimination, in productive chains, of processes that generate deforestation. We talked with Javier Ortiz, TFA coordinator for Colombia, who informs that the country is already advancing with this purpose, through the consolidation of agreements within the palm oil, beef, dairy, cocoa and coffee sectors.

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SELVA DE FLORENCIA RISES UP FOR ITS FROGS

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SELVA DE FLORENCIA RISES UP FOR ITS FROGS
(October 27, 2020)   -   The National Natural Park Selva de Florencia, located in Caldas, is the national protected area with the highest number of threatened amphibians for its size in Colombia. Through the Strategy for the Conservation of Threatened Amphibians and to recover its populations, WCS Colombia, Corpocaldas (Regional Autonomous Corporation of Caldas) and National Natural Parks, teamed together with communities, launched a crusade to protect stream vegetation, plant native flora and control the advance of cat...

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THE MAIN REFUGE OF DUNN’S MUD TURTLE IS IN BAJO BAUD'

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THE MAIN REFUGE OF DUNN’S MUD TURTLE IS IN BAJO BAUD'
(September 14, 2020)   -   This is one of the four species of endemic turtles in Colombia and one of the least studied. This region of Chocó, where in 2017 the creation of a protected zone was made official, would guarantee the future of this reptile, also known as ‘cabeza de trozo’, and in vulnerable condition due precisely to its reduced distribution. WCS Colombia and Turtle Survival Alliance will soon initiate a research in this region, to monitor its populations.

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FISH IN THE MAGDALENA-CAUCA BASIN EMIT SOUNDS TO LET FEMALES KNOW THAT IT IS TIME FOR REPRODUCTION

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FISH IN THE MAGDALENA-CAUCA BASIN EMIT SOUNDS TO LET FEMALES KNOW THAT IT IS TIME FOR REPRODUCTION
(September 14, 2020)   -   Research in the Magdalena-Cauca basin proves that through unique calls, perceptible to the human ear, the Magdalena River prochilodus or bocachico and the moino fish (or comelón) let females know that they are ready to fertilize their ovules and ensure the birth of new fish.  The research, led through hydroacoustic systems by Silvia López Casas, PhD in biology, supports new arguments for the establishment of conservation measures for these species.

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ZOONOTIC DISEASES, ANOTHER SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

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ZOONOTIC DISEASES, ANOTHER SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING
(September 14, 2020)   -   Besides the impact on biodiversity, wildlife trafficking increases the risk of zoonotic diseases that can be fatal and reflect the bond imbalance between humans and animals. Rabies, Psittacosis, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis, Brucellosis and Covid 19 are some of them. WCS Colombia is developing a program to mitigate illegal wildlife trade and, consequently, the surge of these infections which represent 75 percent of emerging diseases in humans.   

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‘I CONTINUE BELIEVING IN THE POWER OF SCIENCE AS A TRANSFORMING FORCE’

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‘I CONTINUE BELIEVING IN THE POWER OF SCIENCE AS A TRANSFORMING FORCE’
(September 14, 2020)   -   In September, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute celebrates the 25th anniversary of its foundation. This organization is in charge of investigating our natural resources, to contribute with their conservation and sustainable use. We talked with its Director, Hernando García, on the challenges he faces in these times of enormous pressures on paramos, forests and other strategic ecosystems. A fourth part of a century seems like a long time, but it can also be only the beginning.

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IN EL TUPARRO NATIONAL NATURAL PARK, RESEARCHERS MONITOR THE POPULATION STATUS OF GAME ANIMALS FROM WHICH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES BENEFIT

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IN EL TUPARRO NATIONAL NATURAL PARK, RESEARCHERS MONITOR THE POPULATION STATUS OF GAME ANIMALS FROM WHICH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES BENEFIT
(August 13, 2020)   -   With the images gathered, researchers will make an analysis of the occupation of ungulates or hoofed mammals, as the tapir, to adapt environmental management measures in the protected area. The camera traps will give clues on the status of this type of fauna usually hunted, for food, by the ethnic groups that live in the protected area.

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THE SUBREGION NORTE DE CALDAS, AN EXTENSIVELY TRANSFORMED BUT BIODIVERSE TERRITORY

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THE SUBREGION NORTE DE CALDAS, AN EXTENSIVELY TRANSFORMED BUT BIODIVERSE TERRITORY
(August 13, 2020)   -   In the midst of the identification of the Ecological Structure (conservation area network) for this part of the department, basis for its sustainable land use plan, a WCS Colombia team identified 24 species of amphibians, 227 of birds, 14 of reptiles, 53 of mammals, 64 of bees and 439 of plants, in parts of forests located within a territory pressured by livestock farming and agriculture and in which only 20 percent of the original natural ecosystems survives.

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‘IT HAS BEEN AN ORGANIZED RESTORATION, LINKED WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHICH CAN BE REPLICATED IN OTHER COLOMBIAN PARAMOS’

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‘IT HAS BEEN AN ORGANIZED RESTORATION, LINKED WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHICH CAN BE REPLICATED IN OTHER COLOMBIAN PARAMOS’
(August 13, 2020)   -   Érika Nadachovsky, of the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), talks of the recuperation of 258 hectares of paramo within Los Nevados National Natural Park, degraded by livestock farming, an initiative of the project ‘Proyecto Páramos Biodiversidad y Recursos Hídricos en los Andes del Norte’, financed by the European Union. Nine thousand native plants were planted, with the aim of restoring original paramo landscapes in part of the ecosystem.

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A RETURN TO THEIR HABITATS IS NOT ALWAYS AN OPTION FOR TRAFFICKED FAUNA

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A RETURN TO THEIR HABITATS IS NOT ALWAYS AN OPTION FOR TRAFFICKED FAUNA
(August 13, 2020)   -   The consequences of illegal traffic in animals extracted from forests or jungles in Colombia, are usually irreversible. Few can return to their habitats, because the physical abuse they receive inhibits their capacity to feed and fend for themselves and many lose their hunting instincts when they are domesticated. It is ironic, but the recovery of their freedom becomes a challenge that few can overcome. We learned about the attempts of the Reserve La Ñupana to rehabilitate species that ha...

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THE TURTLES OF THE WORLD ARE IN TROUBLE

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THE TURTLES OF THE WORLD ARE IN TROUBLE
(July 07, 2020)   -   The scientific magazine Current Biology recently published that more than half of the planet’s 360 species of continental turtles and tortoises are in danger of extinction. After 400 thousand years of sharing space with mankind, they live their worst crisis due to illegal traffic that transforms them into pets, the use of their parts for the production of supposedly miracle drugs and the destruction of their habitats, among other threats. Germán Forero-Medina, Science Director of WC...

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ONLY 15 PERCENT OF THE MOUNTAIN TAPIR’S HABITAT IN THE COUNTRY IS PROTECTED

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ONLY 15 PERCENT OF THE MOUNTAIN TAPIR’S HABITAT IN THE COUNTRY IS PROTECTED
(July 07, 2020)   -   Diego Lizcano, one of the Colombians that knows more about tapirs and especially Tapirus pinchaque, talks of the importance of this species that silently regenerates the vegetation of paramos and Andean forests of the country, amid deforestation processes that have it trapped and endangered

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ABANDONMENT OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS, ANOTHER THREAT FOR WILDLIFE

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ABANDONMENT OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS, ANOTHER THREAT FOR WILDLIFE
(July 07, 2020)   -   In Caldas, 16 foxes of the Cerdocyon thous species perished, when they contracted Canine Distemper, an infectious and contagious disease very common among canines, which was transmitted by domestic dogs that had been abandoned by their owners.

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FOR THE FUTURE OF SHARKS AND RAYS, MEASURES TO AVOID ILLEGAL FISHING IN THE ARCHIPELAGO OF SAN ANDRÉS, PROVIDENCIA AND SANTA CATALINA SHOULD BE MAINTAINED

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FOR THE FUTURE OF SHARKS AND RAYS, MEASURES TO AVOID ILLEGAL FISHING IN THE ARCHIPELAGO OF SAN ANDRÉS, PROVIDENCIA AND SANTA CATALINA SHOULD BE MAINTAINED
(July 07, 2020)   -   A study published in the Regional Studies in Marine Science journal indicates that the future of elasmobranchs in this region of the country depends largely on the fact that the authorities continue preventing the capture of these cartilaginous fish, as is done today. Giving a minimum opportunity to the extraction of these important marine animals, could put their sustainability at risk.

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BIOLOGICAL CORRIDORS ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SURVIVAL OF BEES

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BIOLOGICAL CORRIDORS ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SURVIVAL OF BEES
(May 29, 2020)   -   A research led by Catalina Gutiérrez, Country Director of WCS Colombia, proved that biological corridors, generally designed and implemented for vertebrates, also contribute to the preservation of bees, especially those that require forests to survive. Corridors provide them with food and places to build their nests and help them connect between populations. The study was conducted in the Barbas-Bremen Soil Conservation District in Quindío, Colombia.

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TOLIMA LAND OWNERS LEAD A REVOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF WATER

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TOLIMA LAND OWNERS LEAD A REVOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF WATER
(May 29, 2020)   -   The communities that form part of the project ‘Río Saldaña, una cuenca de vida’, are determined to protect this vital resource with the implementation of responsible practices at their farms, such as basic sanitation, management of organic waste and ecological restoration, leading to sustainable agriculture and livestock farming.

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A HARLEQUIN FROG THAT REAPPEARED AFTER ALMOST TWO DECADES OF ABSENCE HAS ITS REFUGE IN CHOACHÍ

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A HARLEQUIN FROG THAT REAPPEARED AFTER ALMOST TWO DECADES OF ABSENCE HAS ITS REFUGE IN CHOACHÍ
(May 29, 2020)   -   In Choachí (Cundinamarca) Carlos Ríos, a man of peasant origin, dedicated his farm to the conservation of Atelopus lozanoi, an endemic harlequin frog that disappeared at the beginning of the century and was rediscovered in 2016. WCS joins Parques Nacionales de Colombia to support this conservation effort with monitoring, environmental education and productive projects.  

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A GROUP OF SPECIALISTS IS UPDATING THE RED LIST OF COLOMBIAN PLANTS

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A GROUP OF SPECIALISTS IS UPDATING THE RED LIST OF COLOMBIAN PLANTS
(May 29, 2020)   -   The Colombian Plant Specialist Group, led by Cristina López, biologist of Universidad de Antioquia, is working on the most updated Red List of Colombian Plants, with the purpose of implementing conservation plans. The project is endorsed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute.

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THE REDISCOVERY OF A HARLEQUIN FROG BELIEVED EXTINCT

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THE REDISCOVERY OF A HARLEQUIN FROG BELIEVED EXTINCT
(April 29, 2020)   -   Biologists of Universidad del Tolima found a population of the harlequin frog Atelopus subornatus, that had not been seen in 24 years. The discovery is crucial, because the country has lost stable populations of at least 38 species of this genus. As part of its Strategy for the Conservation of Threatened Amphibians, WCS Colombia is supporting investigations to obtain population data and implement actions for its conservation

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RESEARCHERS INSTALL ACOUSTIC TRANSMITTERS IN SOUTH AMERICAN RIVER TURTLES TO MONITOR THEIR MOVEMENTS IN THE META RIVER

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RESEARCHERS INSTALL ACOUSTIC TRANSMITTERS IN SOUTH AMERICAN RIVER TURTLES TO MONITOR THEIR MOVEMENTS IN THE META RIVER
(April 29, 2020)   -   Between Vichada and Arauca, one of the most important regions in the country for the reproduction of this species, WCS Colombia installed transmitters to a group of turtles to investigate their behavior and their movements along the Meta River.  Depending on the results, the application of more precise conservation strategies to help restrain the extinction of the reptile will be possible.

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DEFORESTATION INCREASED IN NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAS DURING THE POST-CONFLICT

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DEFORESTATION INCREASED IN NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAS DURING THE POST-CONFLICT
(April 29, 2020)   -   A study published in the Scientific Reports magazine that analyzed the condition of 39 national protected areas, reveals that, in 31 of them, deforestation has grown 177 percent after the peace agreement was signed. The investigation was led by Nicola Clerici, professor at the Universidad del Rosario; Germán Forero, Science Director at WCS Colombia, participated. 

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WEB SITE GUIDES INTERNAUTS THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS

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WEB SITE GUIDES INTERNAUTS THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS
(April 29, 2020)   -   A renewed and updated digital space informs on the scenarios where conflicts between development and conservation of natural resources can be settled, explains how to give an adequate use to biodiversity goods and advises on alternatives to obtain off-sets. It was developed by WCS Colombia with the support of the Santo Domingo Foundation.

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WETLANDS ARE CORROBORATED AS KEY ECOSYSTEMS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE JAGUAR

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WETLANDS ARE CORROBORATED AS KEY ECOSYSTEMS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE JAGUAR
(January 24, 2020)   -   An investigation in which WCS Colombia participated highlights wetlands as important ecosystems for the subsistence of the felid, whose populations are greatly affected because deforestation and the expansion of agriculture and stockbreeding have deteriorated its habitat.

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THIS IS THE WORK TO BE DONE TO PREVENT THE EXTINCTION OF SOME FROG SPECIES

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THIS IS THE WORK TO BE DONE TO PREVENT THE EXTINCTION OF SOME FROG SPECIES
(January 24, 2020)   -   A team researches one of them, called Oophaga lehmanni, to reproduce it in captivity and reintroduce it to its habitat. Physically attractive due to its vivid colors, it is one of the most trafficked species.

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CREATION OF RESERVE FOR DAHL´S TOAD-HEADED TURTLE WILL ALSO INCLUDE RESTORATION OF DRY FORESTS AND EXPANSION OF WETLANDS IN SUCRE.

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CREATION OF RESERVE FOR DAHL´S TOAD-HEADED TURTLE WILL ALSO INCLUDE RESTORATION OF DRY FORESTS AND EXPANSION OF WETLANDS IN SUCRE.
(January 24, 2020)   -   In a 120 hectare terrain, WCS Colombia, in cooperation with Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) y Rainforest Trust, will stimulate the healthy conservation and reproduction of the reptile, whose wild populations are isolated due to the deterioration of the dry forest, its main habitat.  The species Mesoclemmys dahli, as it is scientifically known, only lives in the Colombian Caribbean (endemic)

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EL GIGANTE (THE GIANT) IS A NEW PROTECTED AREA AND THE CHALLENGE TO ACHIEVE ITS CONSERVATION WILL ALSO BE GIGANTIC

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EL GIGANTE (THE GIANT) IS A NEW PROTECTED AREA AND THE CHALLENGE TO ACHIEVE ITS CONSERVATION WILL ALSO BE GIGANTIC
(January 20, 2020)   -   This site, home to forests, birds, amphibians and mammals and source of water for several aqueducts in Salamina (Caldas), faces deforestation and agricultural pressure. WCS Colombia included it as a priority area during the identification of the Main Ecological Structure of the Northern Subregion of this department and as part of a contract with the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Caldas (Corpocaldas).

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Newsletter WCS Colombia - July

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Newsletter WCS Colombia - July
(August 23, 2017)   -   WCS Colombia shares a new edition of the newsletter "En Terreno".It includes news on reforestation activities carried out in Vichada within the scope of the Wildlife Project, and information on the "Training Center" available at the website of  emerging environmental markets in Colombia.

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - MAY

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - MAY
(May 31, 2017)   -   WCS Colombia shares with you the new edition of the informative boulletin "En Terreno". It includes details of the first tests of SMART Connect tool and a note regarding the meeting between representatives of the two work regions of the Wildlife Project (Llanos Orientales -Eastern Plains- and Magdalena Medio).

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - FEBRUARY

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - FEBRUARY
(May 31, 2017)   -   WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its bulletin En Terreno.The contents include details on the implementation of a beekeeping pilot project in Magdalena Medio and a note on the work done in advance in Cinaruco as part the declaratory of new protected areas for the country.

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Job opportunity - Director WCS Colombia

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Job opportunity - Director WCS Colombia
(May 10, 2017)   -   To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter in English or Spanish to wcslatinamerica@wcs.org and postulaciones@gestiontalento.com with Ref: Country Director Colombia. Please include at least two references and your salary expectations.Profile: PhD or Master’s degree and extensive equivalent experience in leading and overseeing projects in fields related to environmental management, preferably in Colombia.Deadline: June 5th, 2017

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - JANUARY

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - JANUARY
(February 23, 2017)   -   WCS Colombia  shares the new edition of its newsletter En Terreno.Its contents include details of the initial activities of the project "Río Saldaña, una cuenca de vida" -Saldaña River, a basin of life-, and a note on the haciendas that hace supported the conservation initiatives in Magdalena Medio.

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - DECEMBER

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - DECEMBER
(January 17, 2017)   -   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Verdana; color: #232323; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323; -webkit-text-stroke: #232323; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its newsletter En Terreno.   It includes details about the start of work in the Farallones de Cali NNP to benefit threatened amphibians, and an article about the approach to Cravo Norte (Arauca)...

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - NOVEMBER

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - NOVEMBER
(November 29, 2016)   -   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323; -webkit-text-stroke: #232323} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323; -webkit-text-stroke: #232323; min-height: 15.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Verdana; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its newsletter En Terreno.     It includes an article about the first colle...

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - OCTOBER

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA - OCTOBER
(October 31, 2016)   -   WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its newsletter En Terreno. It includes an article about the amphibian conservation project presentation in Tatamá Natural National Park and details of the latest publication in which WCS Colombia participates.

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA

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NEWSLETTER WCS COLOMBIA
(September 28, 2016)   -   WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its newsletter "En Terreno".It includes information about the participation of WCS Colombia in the past XII Cimfauna and the signing of an agreement in favor of the Saldaña river basin.

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WCS JOINS THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN THE SALDAÑA RIVER BASIN

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WCS JOINS THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN THE SALDAÑA RIVER BASIN
(September 26, 2016)   -   Public-private partnership for the main tributary of the Magdalena River in Tolima. National Parks of Colombia, Cementos Argos, and WCS Colombia finalized the agreement that hopes to mitigate threats affecting the supply of environmental resources related to the upper reaches of the Saldaña river, initially prioritizing the subbasins of Siquila and Cambrin.

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THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) SEEKS A KNOWLEDGE MANAGER TO JOIN THE MANAGEMENT TEAM OF OUR ANDES-AMAZON REGION.

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(March 29, 2016)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a Knowledge Manager to join the team of our Andes-Amazon Region.  This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant academic background (M.A./M.S. or higher) and work experience to join a cohesive, passionate, and committed team to save some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife and wild places on Earth. The position is based in Lima, Peru, and entails close collaboration with colleagues in Bolivia, B...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: AMAZON WATERS CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT COORDINATOR, ANDES-AMAZON REGION

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(March 01, 2016)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a dynamic, well-organized and hard-working Program Officer to join the Andes-Amazon Region team.This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant academic background (M.A./M.S. or higher) and work experience to join a cohesive, passionate, and committed team to save some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife and wild places on Earth. The Amazon Waters Citizen Science Project Coordinator position is based i...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM OFFICER, ANDES-AMAZON REGION

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JOB OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM OFFICER, ANDES-AMAZON REGION
(February 10, 2016)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a dynamic, well-organized and hard-working Program Officer to join the management team of our Andes-Amazon Region.  This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant academic background (B.A./B.S. or higher) and work experience to join a cohesive, passionate, and committed team to save some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife and wild places on Earth. The position is based in Lima, Peru, and entails...

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20 ORINOCO CROCODILES RELEASED INTO EL TUPARRO NATURAL NATIONAL PARK

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20 ORINOCO CROCODILES RELEASED INTO EL TUPARRO NATURAL NATIONAL PARK
(February 04, 2016)   -   The emblematic Orinoco Crocodile or Crocodylus intermedius, a critically endangered species, has been given a new opportunity for its conservation. Twenty Orinoco crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius) were reintroduced into their natural environment on Tuesday at El Tuparro Natural National Park, a site that had already received 21 specimens of this critically endangered species back in May 2015.

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THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SEEKS A DIRECTOR OF MARINE CONSERVATION AND FISHERIES

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THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SEEKS A DIRECTOR OF MARINE CONSERVATION AND FISHERIES
(January 20, 2016)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a Director of Marine Conservation and Fisheries, to be based at WCS headquarters in New York City.  Please apply online at www.wcs.org/about-us/careers and send a cover letter and CV with the subject line “Director, Marine Conservation and Fisheries - [your name]” to marineprogram@wcs.org.

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XII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN THE AMAZON AND LATIN AMERICA

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XII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN THE AMAZON AND LATIN AMERICA
(December 02, 2015)   -   The XII International Congress of Wildlife Management in Amazonia and Latin America, which will take place inQuito, Ecuador, from August 8th to August 12th, 2016 in the campus of Universidad San Francisco de Quito. This conference is open to all students and professionals involved in the management of wildlife in the region and aims to foster interaction, strengthen links, and exchange knowledge related to the research and conservation of wildlife in the N...

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THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SEEKS TO EMPLOY A REGIONAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING COORDINATOR

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THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SEEKS TO EMPLOY A REGIONAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING COORDINATOR
(November 17, 2015)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks to employ a regional wildlife trafficking coordinator to manage a growing portfolio of projects in the region that address this challenge and to provide expertise to country programs in the areas of law enforcement and the dismantling of trafficking networks.  The objective of this position is to support the long-term conservation of wildlife species through strengthening our response in Latin America to the illegal trade in - and demand for - wi...

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THE SACRED DUNG OF THE BLUE-BILLED CURASSOW: CONSERVATION STRATEGIES OF A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED COLOMBIAN PEACOCK

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THE SACRED DUNG OF THE BLUE-BILLED CURASSOW: CONSERVATION STRATEGIES OF A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED COLOMBIAN PEACOCK
(October 27, 2015)   -   A talk between the Biodiversa Colombia Foundation (FBC) and the Antioquia Ornithological Society (SAO) in the roundtable discussion "The story with the birds." The last Medellin Birds Festival of 2015 offered a space where researchers of FBC and SAO shared their experiences and work towards preserving the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti). This constitutes actions that are part of the Vida Silvestre Project (PVS) in the Middle Magdalena.This was an excellent opportunity to discuss the strategy...

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CONSTRUCTION OF "HARMONY", AN OPEN CLASSROOM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF LOCAL EXPERIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON THE MORICHE PALM.

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CONSTRUCTION OF "HARMONY", AN OPEN CLASSROOM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF LOCAL EXPERIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON THE MORICHE PALM.
(October 20, 2015)   -   We are talking about a nursery located on the Bendición premises, in the village of La Esmeralda in Puerto Carreño (Vichada). Around 40 neighbors of the Bita river participated in its construction, including children, youngsters and adults. All of this took place under the leadership of the NGO Yoluka and as one of the activities proposed under Project Wildlife (Proyecto Vida Silvestre).During the event, participants delved into the characteristics of the Moriche Palm, from their g...

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ORGANIC FERTILIZERS, "BASE FOR LIFE"

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ORGANIC FERTILIZERS, "BASE FOR LIFE"
(October 08, 2015)   -   Training workshops offered by the Orinoquía Biodiversa Foundation in the context of the Project Wildlife (Vida Silvestre) The communities of the middle and lower basin of the Bita river, in the villages of La Esmeralda and El Merey, municipality of Puerto Carreño (Vichada), were the beneficiaries of this activity. There, the practice of and theory on land management blended together. The environment provided an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge between the locals and resear...

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RESULTS PRESENTED OF WCS RESEARCH IN THE ANDEAN AMAZON.

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RESULTS PRESENTED OF WCS RESEARCH IN THE ANDEAN AMAZON.
(October 08, 2015)   -   The sharing of results happened through the virtual seminar "Presentation of results: Research Grant Program in the Andean Amazon". There, WCS showed the progress of the investigation "Identification of geographical areas and priority guidelines for the effective implementation of compensations for loss of biodiversity in the Andean Amazon of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru."It is noteworthy that these studies are part of the work carried out under the Conservation Initiative in the Andean Amazon (IC...

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MONITORING PROGRAM IN TUPARRO NATIONAL PARK CONCLUDED

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MONITORING PROGRAM IN TUPARRO NATIONAL PARK CONCLUDED
(October 06, 2015)   -   On August 28th the final reports of the project "Design and implementation of the monitoring program of Tuparro National Park as a core area of the Biosphere Reserve" were ready. This is the first monitoring program formulated for a nationally protected area, under the framework of adaptive management.For two years and three months, researchers from the WCS Colombia program, the Institute for Scientific Research Alexander von Humboldt (IAvH) and the Red de Reserva de la Sociedad Civil (Resnatur)...

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THE BEES IN BARBAS-BREMEN

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THE BEES IN BARBAS-BREMEN
(October 06, 2015)   -   In this protected area, located between the departments of Quindío and Risaralda, a study was conducted in which 67 bee species of the 604 registered in Colombia were found. Forests, pastures, crops and housing are among the places where these insects were found.The information of the discussed study was obtained between May 2014 and September 2015. As part of this, we present the brochure Bees in Barbas-Bremen, which had the support of the University of Freiburg (Germany), Colciencias, t...

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IN SEARCH OF THE ORINOCO CROCODILE

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IN SEARCH OF THE ORINOCO CROCODILE
(September 28, 2015)   -   Following Crocodylus intermedius specimens who were recently released in the Tuparro National ParkThrough monitoring and tracking, 8 individuals were located in the vicinity of the Tomo River (Vichada); this work has seen great progress due to radio transmitters that were installed in 12 of the 21 reintroduced alligators last May. These tracking routes are being conducted by researchers from the Casanare Palmarito Foundation, the organization that leads the protection of this species in the East...

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MEETING CONCERNING THE STRIPED CATFISH

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MEETING CONCERNING THE STRIPED CATFISH
(September 28, 2015)   -   Event to form a working group for the Striped Catfish in the Middle Magdalena The meeting was held under the direction of the Wetlands Foundation (Fundación Humedales), an organization that carries out conservation actions for this species in the Middle Magdalena (Magdalena Medio). The main objective of the meeting was to discuss and agree on establishing an instrument that allows to join institutional and community forces to optimize conservation work for the Striped Catfish. Similarly, ...

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INESPERADO ENCUENTRO CON FAMILIA DE DANTAS

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INESPERADO ENCUENTRO CON FAMILIA DE DANTAS
(September 21, 2015)   -   Los ejemplares fueron vistos en sabanas del predio La Reina, en la cuenca media del río Bita (Vichada). Esta zona se encuentra en proceso para ser declarada Reserva Natural de la Sociedad Civil (RNSC).   Investigadores de WCS, Fundación Orinoquia Biodiversa, Yoluka ONG y personas de la comunidad, fueron los afortunados al poder ver directamente a estos mamíferos. Las dantas generalmente son muy esquivas, por lo que verlas en condiciones naturales es toda una suerte.

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PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE CONSTRUYE VIVEROS EN BENEFICIO DE LA PALMA MORICHE

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PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE CONSTRUYE VIVEROS EN BENEFICIO DE LA PALMA MORICHE
(September 18, 2015)   -   Se trata de dos viveros construidos con ayuda de los propietarios y trabajadores de los predios El Pajonal y Mi Familia, aledaños al río Bita, en el Vichada. Allí,  abarcando un área de 200m2 en cada propiedad, ocho mil semillas (aproximadamente 100 kilos) de la especie Mauritia flexuosa y otros árboles nativos, esperan convertirse en las plántulas que luego permitirán la restauración de los morichales degradados en la zona.En esta act...

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A TOUR OF SHARING EXPERIENCES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BOLIVAR (VAUCA VALLEY)

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A TOUR OF SHARING EXPERIENCES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BOLIVAR (VAUCA VALLEY)
(September 17, 2015)   -   This was a series of visits where the exchange of knowledge and experiences by owners of different properties, led to the sharing of various experiences regarding the implementation and management of the privately owned reserves. The reason hereof is that the education and training of so-called "local actors" is critical to the success of any project. All of this took place in line with the 073 agreement from 2014 signed between WCS and the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Valle del Cauca (CVC...

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WETLANDS IN SOUTHERN BOLÍVAR: KEY REFUGES FOR THREATENED SPECIES

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WETLANDS IN  SOUTHERN BOLÍVAR: KEY REFUGES FOR THREATENED SPECIES
(September 15, 2015)   -   Exploring the swamps of the municipality of Montecristo (southern Bolívar, northern limit of the Serranía de San Lucas), a group of researchers found, through direct observations and testimonies of locals, the presence of several species of wildlife that currently face some level of threat. This was the case for, among others, the River turtle (Podocnemis lewyana), the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), the jaguar (Panthera onca), the endemic freshwater fish (Prochilodus magd...

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SOCIALIZAMOS AL CAIMÁN LLANERO

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SOCIALIZAMOS AL CAIMÁN LLANERO
(September 09, 2015)   -   Es una actividad que forma parte del programa de conservación del Crocodylus intermedius La Fundación Palmarito Casanare, con el acompañamiento de WCS Colombia, invitó a instituciones educativas, pescadores y comunidad en general, a conocer más sobre la especie emblema de los Llanos Orientales: el caimán llanero o caimán del Orinoco.El principal objetivo de estas socializaciones fue dar a conocer los detalles del programa de conservación de...

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CONFIRMAN PRESENCIA DE MANATÍ DEL CARIBE EN CIÉNAGAS DE CIMITARRA (SANTANDER).

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CONFIRMAN PRESENCIA DE MANATÍ DEL CARIBE EN CIÉNAGAS DE CIMITARRA (SANTANDER).
(September 07, 2015)   -   Los ejemplares fueron vistos en la ciénaga de la Sanjuana y el caño San Juan, cuerpos de agua que pertenecen a ese municipio. Allí, nunca antes se había evidenciado la presencia de esta especie. La confirmación fue hecha por investigadores de Cabildo Verde Sabana de Torres, organización ambiental que ha venido trabajando por la protección del manatí el Caribe en esta zona del Magdalena Medio. Esto, en el marco del Proyecto Vida Silvestre. A...

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NEW ROUND OF MONITORING FOR THE CAUCA GUAN

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NEW ROUND OF MONITORING  FOR THE CAUCA GUAN
(September 02, 2015)   -   It was the third and last day scheduled for this year (and eighth overall) within the monitoring program of the Penelope perspicax, a bird species commonly called the Cauca guan.  This study is being developed in the National Forest Reserve Yotoco, a wilderness area that has become an important shelter for several species of fauna and flora in the Cauca Valley. On the monitoring walks, covering 18.4 km, six individuals of the Cauca guan species were observed in different areas of the fores...

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NUEVOS PADRINOS PARA LA TORTUGA CHARAPA

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NUEVOS PADRINOS PARA LA TORTUGA CHARAPA
(September 01, 2015)   -   PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE ENTREGA CERTIFICADOS A QUIENES PROTEGEN ESE REPTIL La distinción fue otorgada a once habitantes de las comunidades de Nueva Antioquia, municipio La Primavera (Vichada), y de la vereda La Virgen, del municipio Cravo Norte (Arauca). Durante la temporada reproductiva de 2015, los nuevos padrinos adoptivos recibieron capacitación en el cuidado de nidadas de esa tortuga (Podocnemis expansa). Esta actividad forma parte de las acciones de conservaci&...

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CIENTÍFICOS Y HABITANTES LOCALES ESTUDIAN BIODIVERSIDAD EN LA SERRANÍA DE SAN LUCAS

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CIENTÍFICOS Y HABITANTES LOCALES ESTUDIAN BIODIVERSIDAD EN LA SERRANÍA DE SAN LUCAS
(August 26, 2015)   -   Fue un taller organizado por Parques Nacionales Naturales y WCS, que forma parte del proceso de declaratoria de la Serranía de San Lucas como nueva área protegida para el país. La fundación campesina Funcopromas y los habitantes de la vereda San Juan, en el municipio Santa Rosa del Sur (Bolívar), fueron los principales invitados.A esta actividad también fue invitado un miembro de la vereda Ojos Claros (municipio de Remedios, Antioquia), para que comentar...

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EN LA BÚSQUEDA POR DECLARAR SAN LUCAS…

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EN LA BÚSQUEDA POR DECLARAR SAN LUCAS…
(August 24, 2015)   -   Investigadores de WCS y Parques Nacionales Naturales se reunieron con integrantes de la Asociación de Reserva Campesina del Valle del río Cimitarra (ACVC) y habitantes de algunas veredas de los municipios de Remedios y Segovia, en Antioquia, para presentar los avances en el proceso de declaratoria de una nueva área protegida para el país: la serranía de San Lucas.Los talleres, especialmente dirigidos a los líderes de las Juntas de Acción Comunal y...

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MONITOREANDO LA PAVA CAUCANA EN EL BOSQUE DE YOTOCO

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MONITOREANDO LA PAVA CAUCANA EN EL BOSQUE DE YOTOCO
(August 21, 2015)   -   Se trató de las sexta y séptima jornadas del programa de monitoreo participativo de Penelope perspicax, especie de pava conocida como Pava Caucana. Dicho estudio se lleva a cabo en la Reserva Nacional Forestal Bosque de Yotoco, importante laboratorio ambiental ubicado en la cordillera Occidental, en el Valle del Cauca.El monitoreo participativo es un ejercicio planeado y acordado con entes académicos de la región, que ha permitido evaluar periódicamente el esta...

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WILDLIFE PROJECT ( PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE) MONITORS WILDLIFE

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WILDLIFE PROJECT ( PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE) MONITORS WILDLIFE
(August 19, 2015)   -   With the help of camera traps and observation walks, WCS researchers reported that the wildlife which is part of the species portfolio of Wildlife Project (PVS), inhabits the same territories as other animals. In the Magdalena Medio, after the camera traps were 60 days in place, researchers detected the Blue-billed curassow (Crax alberti), the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Paca rodents (Cuniculus paca), and Agouti rodents (Dasyprocta punctata). Meanwhile, observation walks led to detect Brown Sp...

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PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP WITH 20 PRIVATELY OWNED RESERVED

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PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP WITH 20 PRIVATELY  OWNED RESERVED
(August 18, 2015)   -   For the implementation of Agreement 073 of 2014, signed by the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Valle del Cauca (CVC) and WCS for the promotion and registration of 20 privately owned nature reserves (in the municipalities of Restrepo and La Cumbre in the Cauca Valley), a participatory workshop was held in relation to the selection and qualification of objectives and targets. Finally, all the collected information served as the main input for the first drafts of action plans to be implemented ...

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WCS EN X CONGRESO DE ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL, BRASIL 2015

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WCS EN X CONGRESO DE ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL, BRASIL 2015
(August 12, 2015)   -   Con la ponencia “Monitoreo de dos especies endémicas y amenazadas de Colombia: Penelope perspicax y Crax alberti (Aves: Galliformes)”, investigadores de WCS participaron en el X Congreso de Ornitología Neotropical que se celebró el pasado mes de julio en la ciudad de Manaos, Brasil.Nuestros investigadores compartieron los resultados del primer año de monitoreo realizado con cámaras trampa a la especie Crax allberti, ave comúnmente conocida co...

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RECONOCIENDO SU PROPIO TERRITORIO

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RECONOCIENDO SU PROPIO TERRITORIO
(August 11, 2015)   -   CARTOGRAFÍA SOCIAL EN TORNO A ESPECIES AMENAZADAS Los habitantes de la vereda Riberas del San Juan, en el municipio de Cimitarra (Santander), realizaron un taller de cartografía social en el que ellos mimos elaboraron mapas con los que describieron su territorio.Uno de los principales objetivos del taller era identificar cómo los habitantes de esa importante región del país, perciben el lugar donde viven. Esto, teniendo en cuenta diferentes aspectos de su reali...

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WCS TAMBIÉN ES RED VIVA

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WCS TAMBIÉN ES RED VIVA
(August 06, 2015)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society se unió a Red Viva, iniciativa para conservar la biodiversidad en agroecosistemas colombianos de la que forman parte instituciones de índole nacional y regional. Estas trabajan por la conservación y la investigación de la fauna y la flora, y por el bienestar de las comunidades agrícolas rurales. Red Viva quiere aprovechar el trabajo colaborativo entre diferentes instituciones para identificar las buenas prácticas de manejo y...

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¿QUÉ COME LA RANITA VENENOSA DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA?

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¿QUÉ COME LA RANITA VENENOSA DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA?
(July 24, 2015)   -   Un reciente artículo científico publicado en la revista Herpetology Notes por parte de investigadores de WCS Colombia, describe la dieta de Andinobates bombetes (Myers y Daly, 1980), comúnmente conocida como la ranita venenosa del Valle del Cauca o Rana Rubí.El estudio analizó el contenido estomacal de sesenta y nueve ranitas de tres bosques de los Andes noroccidentales de Colombia.1471 presas individuales de 16 grupos taxonó...

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NEEDEL AND THREAD FOR TWO ENDANGERED SPECIES

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NEEDEL AND THREAD FOR TWO ENDANGERED SPECIES
(July 23, 2015)   -   Spider monkeys and curassows brought together the people from the Magdalena Medio One of the main objectives associated with this activity was to establish how the community living in this region recognize these species and consider them part of their environment.In addition, the meeting also served as an exchange of knowledge between those who did the embroidery and the scientific team working with both species.

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A MEETING ABOUT SAN LUCAS

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A MEETING ABOUT SAN LUCAS
(July 22, 2015)   -   The National Parks of Colombia authorities led the process of drafting the proposal for the declaration of a new national protected area, in this case in the Serrania de San Lucas, at a recent meeting where different organizations took part, among which institutions, foundations and partners working on this important idea. At the meeting, held in Bogotá, each organization presented its own initiative. In addition, there was room for dialogue and exchange of experiences for the formation o...

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PLANTING OF TREES ON THE BANKS OF THE SAN JUAN RIVER BENEFITS THE BROWN SPIDER MONKEY

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PLANTING OF TREES ON  THE BANKS OF THE SAN JUAN RIVER BENEFITS THE BROWN SPIDER MONKEY
(July 15, 2015)   -   Planting day to contribute to the recovery the Brown Spider monkey’s habitat. Species like the ‘Caracolí’, the ‘guamo’ and the ‘dilodendron’, were included in this planting, whose area covered approximately three hectares. Residents of the community Bocas del Carare, representatives of the municipality of Puerto Parra (Santander) and members of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Colombia), participated enthusiastically in the activity.

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WILDLIFE PROJECT / PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE PROVIDES 200 MORICHE PALMS TO THE BITA RIVER BASIN (VICHADA)

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WILDLIFE PROJECT / PROYECTO VIDA SILVESTRE PROVIDES 200 MORICHE PALMS TO THE BITA RIVER BASIN (VICHADA)
(July 09, 2015)   -    NGO Yoluka, one of the ten organizations, led the planting of 200 Moriche palms. This happened in the Natural Reserve La Pedregoza and the estate named “El Bolsillo”.  Keep in mind that the Moriche palm is recognized as an excellent water purifier, and an important part of the landscape of the Llanos Orientales Unfortunately, increasing changes in the use of land have led to population declines.

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II CONFERENCIA BIENAL DE LA WILDLIFE DISEASE ASSOCIATION LATINOAMÉRICA

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II CONFERENCIA BIENAL DE LA WILDLIFE DISEASE ASSOCIATION LATINOAMÉRICA
(July 08, 2015)   -   Entre el 24 y el 27 de septiembre de este año, Colombia será el país anfitrión del II encuentro Bienal que organizan Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) seccional Latinoamérica, la Asociación de Veterinarios de Vida Silvestre (VVS) y la Universidad de La Salle. Este evento pretende dar a conocer la creciente investigación sobre las enfermedades y situaciones de salud en la fauna silvestre, tanto en Colombia como en América Latina.&...

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SMART, MÁS QUE UNA HERRAMIENTA DE RECOPILACIÓN DE DATOS...

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SMART, MÁS QUE UNA HERRAMIENTA DE RECOPILACIÓN DE DATOS...
(July 03, 2015)   -   Organizaciones conservacionistas con una amplia experiencia tanto en el uso de herramientas de monitoreo como en la aplicación de la ley, junto con un equipo de ingenieros expertos en programas informáticos, han desarrollado la Herramienta de Monitoreo e Información Espacial, SMART. Las prácticas que ofrece SMART permiten a los administradores de las áreas protegidas y la vida silvestre optimizar el monitoreo, la evaluación y el manejo adaptativo de...

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ORIENTACIONES PARA EL DISEÑO DE UN PLAN DE COMPENSACIONES POR PÉRDIDA DE BIODIVERSIDAD

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ORIENTACIONES PARA EL DISEÑO DE UN PLAN DE COMPENSACIONES POR PÉRDIDA DE BIODIVERSIDAD
(May 28, 2015)   -   A partir del reconocimiento que existe sobre la necesidad de contar con propuestas claras en materia de compensaciones, WCS presenta "Orientaciones para el diseño de compensaciones por pérdida de biodiversidad".   Este documento incorpora los conceptos básicos en este campo, recoge las buenas prácticas internacionales e incluye los diferentes requerimientos que exige el manual, que en el año 2012, mediante la Resolución 1517 del Ministerio de A...

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FORO Y TALLER CON WCS, FONDO ACCIÓN Y FUNDEPÚBLICO

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FORO Y TALLER CON WCS, FONDO ACCIÓN Y FUNDEPÚBLICO
(May 27, 2015)   -   El evento contó con panelistas del Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, de la ANLA, de las Empresas Públicas de Medellín, de Ecoflora, además de los anfitriones. Representantes de empresas como Ecopetrol, Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, Oleoducto Bicentenario, ANDI y Andesco, al igual que autoridades ambientales como Parques Nacionales Naturales, también participaron activamente de este espacio.

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LIBERADOS 1600 TORTUGUILLOS DE CHARAPA EN EL RÍO META

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LIBERADOS 1600 TORTUGUILLOS DE CHARAPA EN EL RÍO META
(April 30, 2015)   -   Los escenarios fueron las playas El Control y la Belleza en los departamentos de Arauca y Vichada, respectivamente. En ambos lugares, niños y adultos de las veredas La Virgen y la Inspección Nueva Antioquia, participaron activamente.Este evento marcó la finalización del periodo de cuidado de playas y nidadas de tortuga Charapa, que desde enero de 2015 viene realizándose en esta zona del país.

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¿QUÉ PRESIONES SUFREN LOS VALORES OBJETO DE CONSERVACIÓN EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL EL TUPARRO?

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¿QUÉ PRESIONES SUFREN LOS VALORES OBJETO DE CONSERVACIÓN EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL EL TUPARRO?
(April 21, 2015)   -   Actividades como la caza, la pesca, la extracción de productos del bosque y los incendios provocados, al igual que los cultivos de uso no lícito y el turismo no regulado, fueron definidos como factores externos que pueden llegar a afectar negativamente los VOC, modificando su calidad y cantidad y poniendo en riesgo su existencia.Más información en el boletín N. 8

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Implementamos sistema de monitoreo de ungulados (dantas y venados) y de la vegetación de los afloramientos rocosos, en el Parque Nacional Natural El Tuparro.

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Implementamos sistema de monitoreo de ungulados (dantas y venados) y de la vegetación de los afloramientos rocosos, en el Parque Nacional Natural El Tuparro.
(April 15, 2015)   -   Esta metodología comenzó a aplicarse durante una salida de campo que un grupo de investigadores llevó a cabo entre el 13 de febrero y 6 de marzo del presente año.Con metodologías de monitoreo como la toma de fotografías  y la selección, al azar, de 42 sitios dentro del parque para hacer seguimiento a dantas y venados, se buscan resultados que serán línea base para comparar el estado de conservación de estos Valores O...

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ATRIBUTOS E INDICADORES DEL ESTADO DE LOS VALORES OBJETO DE CONSERVACIÓN EN EL P.N.N. EL TUPARRO

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ATRIBUTOS E INDICADORES DEL ESTADO DE LOS VALORES OBJETO DE CONSERVACIÓN EN EL P.N.N. EL TUPARRO
(April 13, 2015)   -   En esta reserva nacional se viene desarrollando un programa de monitoreo que busca generar información sobre el estado de los Valores Objeto de Conservación (VOC) allí existentes, la magnitud de las presiones sobre los mismos y la pertinencia de las acciones del parque en respuestas a las amenazas.De ahí que el monitoreo contribuya con la planificación, puesta en marcha y evaluación de las estrategias de manejo de esa área protegida.Má...

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UNA MIRADA ANIMADA AL BOSQUE SECO TROPICAL…

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UNA MIRADA ANIMADA AL BOSQUE SECO TROPICAL…
(April 09, 2015)   -   En un esfuerzo conjunto, y bajo el liderazgo del Jardín Botánico de Edimburgo,  seis países de América Latina (Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, México, Perú y Venezuela), desde 2012, se unieron para formar la red DryFlor (http://elmer.rbge.org.uk/dryflor/), alianza en la que investigadores y conservacionistas buscan ampliar el conocimiento sobre la flora del bosque seco tropical.   Recientemente, dicha red lanzó un singular video animado (ht...

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AVISTAMIENTO DE OSO ANDINO EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL TATAMÁ

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AVISTAMIENTO DE OSO ANDINO EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL TATAMÁ
(April 06, 2015)   -   Funcionarios de esa reserva natural, estudiantes de la Universidad del Quindío y un miembro de la comunidad local, observaron el mamífero el pasado lunes 16 de marzo del 2015.El oso (Tremarctos ornatus) fue visto durante una exploración de monitoreo que busca evaluar, por medio del análisis del porcentaje de área ocupada y de las presiones y amenazas, el estado de la población de esa especie en esa área natural.

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Desarrollo de los Marcos de Monitoreo de los Subproyectos del Programa GEF Mosaicos de Conservación en el Macizo colombiano

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(December 26, 2013)   -   Durante el 2013, WCS Colombia apoyó a Patrimonio Natural en el desarrollo conceptual, metodológico y la implementación del Sistema deSeguimiento y Monitoreo del Proyecto Mosaicos de Conservación en el Macizo colombiano, el cual se lleva a cabo con el apoyo del Global Environmental Facility (GEF) por medio del Banco Mundial. La construcción participativa del Programa de Monitoreo contó con colaboración de Parques Nacionales Naturales,SIRAP Macizo y...

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Nuevo Libro: TANGARA DE COLOMBIA

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Nuevo Libro: TANGARA DE COLOMBIA
(December 04, 2013)   -   La gran mayoría de personas que hayan tenido lafortuna de visitar o nacer en Latinoamérica, seguramente en algún momento de suvida tuvieron un contacto visual o auditivo con alguna especie de Tangara. Susbrillantes colores sólo se pueden ver en estado silvestre en la región tropicalde América, desde la República de México hasta la Argentina, convirtiéndose enel género más representativo de la desbordante y hermosa rique...

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Inicia el diseño del programa de monitoreo del PNN El Tuparro

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Inicia el diseño del programa de monitoreo del PNN El Tuparro
(May 20, 2013)   -   Durante los días 6, 7 y 8 de mayo de 2013 se realizó el primer taller para construir el modelo conceptual y priorizar los Valores Objeto de Conservación (VOC) del PNN El Tuparro para el Programa de Monitoreo. El taller tuvo lugar en las instalaciones del centro administrativo del PNN El Tuparro y contó con la asistencia de funcionarios del PNN El Tuparro, representantes de la Dirección Territorial Orinoquia y la Subdirección de Gestión y Manejo de...

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Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) Launches New Program in Colombia in Partnership with WCS to Target Endangered Chelonians

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(August 29, 2012)   -   Recognizing the key role ofColombia for the conservation of South American freshwater turtles andtortoises, and the imminent threat that many of these species face, the TSAlaunched a new Colombian program in July 2012.  This program is possible due to a collaborativeagreement between the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the TSA, and willexpand a model partnership that has already proved effective in Myanmar andChina.

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La Pava Caucana en Cuentos Verdes

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(May 08, 2012)   -   En la Reserva Forestal nacional Bosque de Yotoco se encuentra la Pava Caucana (Penelope perspicax), un ave que se creía extinta en el departamento. Ahora con el apoyo de CVC,  la Universidad Nacional sede Palmira, WCS Colombia y otras instituciones se están realizando trabajos de investigación para su protección y conservación. Conozca la historia en este cuento verde. 

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Simposio: Biodiversidad en paisajes rurales colombianos. Mayo 11 y 12 de 2012

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 Simposio: Biodiversidad en paisajes rurales colombianos. Mayo 11 y 12 de 2012
(May 03, 2012)   -   El Próximo 11 y 12 de mayo se llevara a cabo el simposio "Biodiversidad en paisajes rurales colombianos, alcances, retos y perspectivas de investigación" en el Salón de Posgrado en Ciencias-Biología Edf 320. Contará con la presencia de importantes conferencistas nacionales e internacionales.

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Nueva publicación sobre Dinomys branickii

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(March 22, 2012)   -   Multiscale patterns of habitat and space use by the pacarana Dinomys branickii: factors limiting its distribution and abundance (Patrones de hábitat y el uso del espacio a múltiples escalas en el Pacarana Dinomys branickii: factores que limitan su distribución y abundancia)

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Nuevo libro publicado "Escarabajos coprófagos (Scarabaeinae) del Eje Cafetero: Guía para el estudio ecológico"

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Nuevo libro publicado "Escarabajos coprófagos (Scarabaeinae) del Eje Cafetero: Guía para el estudio ecológico"
(February 26, 2012)   -    Se ha publicado el libro ESCARABAJOS COPRÓFAGOS DEL EJE CAFETERO: GUÍA PARA EL ESTUDIO ECOLÓGICO (Autores: Carlos A. Cultid, Claudia A. Medina, Bedir Martínez, Andrés F. Escobar, Luis Miguel Constantino y Nili Betancur). Esperamos que este documento se convierta en una herramienta de trabajo y en un punto de partida para incentivar el estudio integral de los escarabajos coprófagos en múltiples escalas, desde la local hasta la nacional.

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Inició capacitación en monitoreo a funcionarios de Parques Nacionales

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Inició capacitación en monitoreo a funcionarios de Parques Nacionales
(February 22, 2012)   -   En el marco del proyecto financiado por la fundación Moore para el “Establecimiento de Marcos efectivos de Monitoreo para los Objetos de Conservación de los PNN de Colombia”, los días 14-16 de febrero de 2012 se realizó el primer taller (de cinco planeados) sobre los conceptos y la ruta metodológica para el diseño de programas efectivos de monitoreo.

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Nota sobre el mono araña en el PNN Selva de Florencia en National Geographic

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Nota sobre el mono araña en el PNN Selva de Florencia en National Geographic
(February 02, 2012)   -    National Geographic News resalta el hecho ya anteriormente divulgado por Parques Nacionales y WCS, la confirmación de presencia del Mono araña (Ateles hybridus brunneus) dentro del Parque Nacional Selva de Florencia, única área protegida que resguarda a esta especie en peligro de extinción.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Nombra Nuevo Presidente y Director Ejecutivo

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Wildlife Conservation Society Nombra Nuevo Presidente y Director Ejecutivo
(January 30, 2012)   -    El Dr. Cristián Samper, Director del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Smithsonian Institution encabezará WCS a partir del 1ero de agosto, 2012 .   El Dr. Samper sigue los pasos del Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, quien se retira luego de una década de renovación de los parques de WCS, expansión de los esfuerzos de conservación globales, y una exitosa planificación financiera .

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Programa Internacional de Conservación del Tití Gris

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(January 24, 2012)  


Entrevista Isaac Goldstein, coordinador del Programa para la Investigación y Conservación del Oso Andino de WCS

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(January 05, 2012)   -   Historias desde el Campo Diciembre 2011   Isaac Goldstein, coordinador del Programa para la Investigación y Conservación del Oso Andino de la Sociedad para la Conservación de la Vida Silvestre (WCS, por sus siglas en inglés) Entrevista realizada por Yessenia Soto, Rainforest Alliance (Alianza para Bosques)  "La gente se escandaliza, por ejemplo, cuando escuchan que se mataron 100 osos en los últimos años, ¿pero qué significa eso?, ¿cuál era la población base?, ¿dónde los mataron? ...

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En Chingaza ya hay 14 osos de anteojos identificados

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(December 27, 2011)   -    Su presencia en la zona tiene una estrecha relación con el buen estado del ecosistema.

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El Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia protege la única población de mono araña en el río La Magdalena

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El Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia protege la única población de mono araña en el río La Magdalena
(December 22, 2011)   -   El mono araña o marimonda del magdalena (Ateles hybridus), primate endémico de Colombia y categorizado como especie en peligro crítico a la extinción; presenta dos poblaciones diferenciadas sobre las márgenes derecha e izquierda del río grande de la Magdalena; estando la población de la margen izquierda en mayor peligro; ya que adicionalmente no se registraba la confirmación de su conservación al interior de algún Parque Nacional.

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Tras la huella del oso andino Caracol Radio

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(December 12, 2011) Texto adjunto: "programa planeta caracol" TRAS LA HUELLA DEL OSO ANDINO A un monitoreo que se realiza desde 1998 se le suma un proyecto que se lleva a cabo en el Parque Chingaza hace dos años en el que los guardaparques ejecutan un rastreo de los osos andinos para conocer su distribución, la manera en que usan el hábitat y establecer su abundancia. La nota completa la puede consultar en la dirección : www.caracol.com.co/oir.aspx

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Avistamiento de Oso de Anteojos en el PNN Chingaza

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(December 09, 2011) Algo acerca del trabajo que WCS esta llevando a cabo con Parques Nacionales en el PNN Chingaza. Ver noticia completa