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Summary of WCS Policy and Messaging on COVID-19

To prevent future major viral outbreaks such as the COVID-19 outbreak, impacting human health, well-being, economies, and security on a global scale, WCS recommends stopping all commercial2 trade in wildlife3 for human consumption (particularly of birds and mammals) and closing all such markets.

 

 

 

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June 24, 2021

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

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.

June 24, 2021

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

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.

June 24, 2021

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

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.

June 24, 2021

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

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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Author(s): Julián Avila, Lucas Buitrago
Description/Abstract: Esta publicación explora los efectos de la implementación de diferentes prácticas agropecuarias convencionales ​y sostenibles en la biodiversidad y servicios ecosistémicos. Para lograrlo, recopila la información de publicaciones científicas y estudios con evidencias robustas, relevantes como referentes para Colombia y sus ecosistemas. Estos resultados comparan la situación de algunos componentes de la biodiversidad y servicios ecosistémicos en sistema agropecuario sostenible, en uno convencional y en un área natural de referencia. ISBN: 978-958-5461-94-9
Publisher: Wildlife Conservation Society
Full Citation: Ávila y Buitrago (2020) Sistemas agropecuarios sostenibles, biodiversidad y servicios ecosistémicos: Referentes para Colombia. Wildlife Conservation Society. Bogotá.
Author(s): Lucas Buitrago, Diana Ardila, Julián Avila
Description/Abstract: ISBN: 978-958-5461-91-8 Una de las condiciones fundamentales para la implementación de una buena compensación ambiental, es que las acciones desarrolladas generen resultados adicionales; esto, es que no habrían ocurrido si la compensación no se implementa. Esta investigación busca ilustrar casos concretos de análisis de adicionalidad en áreas protegidas públicas.
Publisher: Wildlife Conservation Society
Full Citation: Buitrago, Ardila y Ávila (2020) Adicionalidad de compensaciones bióticas en áreas protegidas públicas. Wildlife Conservation Society. Bogotá.
Author(s): Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible
Author(s): Catalina Gutiérrez-Chacón, Carlos Valderrama-A, Alexandra-Maria Klein
Full Citation: Catalina Gutiérrez-Chacón, Carlos Valderrama A, Alendrandra-Maria Klein
Author(s): Diana Aguado, Catalina Gutiérrez-Chacón, María Carolina Muñoz
Full Citation: Diana Aguado, Catalina Gutiérrez-Chacón, María Carolina Muñoz

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