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Entries for April 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
THE REDISCOVERY OF A HARLEQUIN FROG BELIEVED EXTINCT

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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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
RESEARCHERS INSTALL ACOUSTIC TRANSMITTERS IN SOUTH AMERICAN RIVER TURTLES TO MONITOR THEIR MOVEMENTS IN THE META RIVER

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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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
DEFORESTATION INCREASED IN NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAS DURING THE POST-CONFLICT

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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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
WEB SITE GUIDES INTERNAUTS THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS

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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