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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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February 3, 2021

COLOMBIA WILL CONDUCT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE ANDEAN CONDOR

The objective is to identify the greatest possible number of specimens through observers distributed...
February 3, 2021

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

60% of the planet’s forest coverage, survival of deforestation, has been impacted or transform...
February 3, 2021

THIS IS HOW WE RESTORE A PÁRAMO

The Humboldt Institute, the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), WCS and National...
February 3, 2021

URRAS DOES NOT STOP REHABILITATING TRAFFICKED ANIMALS

Primates, birds, reptiles and other individuals of wild and exotic fauna, victims of wildlife traffi...

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Publications

Author(s): Toro, Y. A., Valenzuela, L., Salcedo-Pato, M., Caro, L M.
Publisher: Wildlife Conservation Society, Colombia
Full Citation: Toro, Y. A., L. Valenzuela, M. Salcedo-Pato and L. M. Caro (2020). Restauración en páramos: Una experiencia en la Cordillera Central de Colombia. Cali, Colombia: Wildlife Conservation Society, Colombia, 1-99.
Author(s): Saavedra-Rodríguez, Carlos A.; Rojas-Díaz, Vladimir
Description/Abstract: The Calima River Basin is part of the Chocó Biogeográfico Ecoregion in the Pacific Coast of Colombia. Here, we compile a bat species checklist recorded for the Basin and describe the bat diversity patterns found in the mid-Calima Basin (the gradient from 300 – 1,400 m a.s.l.). The checklist comprises 55 bat species for the Basin. In the mid-Calima, 31 bat species occur (permanently or seasonally). Our results show complementary diversity patterns of bat assemblages living below and above 1,000 m. We also identified an overlap zone between 800 – 1,200 m a.s.l. where at least three pairs of sister species coexists. The sampled area is located where the Chocó and the Andes biogeographical regions are connected. The Calima River Basin has high bat richness, high variation in species composition along the elevational gradient, and harbours threatened and endemic species, highlighting its importance for conservation.
Journal/Source: Check List
Author(s): Mariana Sarmiento ; Lucas Buitrago ; Natalia Abello ; Antoine Escalas ; Alexis López ; William Cardona
Description/Abstract: Este documento incluye una propuesta de lineamientos ambientales, legales y financieros para implementar compensaciones ambientales en territorios de pueblos étnicos, además de los aprendizajes de su implementación en un consejo comunitario en el departamento del Chocó.
Publisher: WCS Colombia
Full Citation: Sarmiento M., Buitrago L., Abello N., Escalas A., López A., Cardona W. 2019. Lineamientos para compensaciones en terriorios étnicos
Author(s): Isaac Goldstein, Robert Márquez
Description/Abstract: Este manual es el resultado de la colaboración de Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) como parte de la Mesa Interinstitucional Nacional para el Manejo de Conflictos Oso Andino-Humanos, liderada por el Ministerio de Ambiente de Colombia. El documento recoge la experiencia del programa oso andino de WCS, así como los estudios y productos de otros programas de WCS en Latinoamérica, relacionados con el manejo de los conflictos entre los carnívoros y la gente.
Publisher: WCS Colombia
Full Citation: Manual para reconocimiento depredación oso_
Author(s): WCS Colombia
Description/Abstract: La herramienta de monitoreo busca estimar el balance ambiental para fortalecer la toma de decisiones relacionada con el manejo y el ordenamiento del territorio. El balance ambiental hace referencia a la relación entre los impactos positivos y negativos que generan las actividades humanas sobre la biodiversidad. Para ello, la herramienta de monitoreo se enfoca en tres objetos de conservación: bosques, especies de fauna y especies maderables.
Journal/Source: WCS Colombia
Publisher: WCS Colombia
Full Citation: Herramienta de monitoreo para la toma estructurada de decisiones

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