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September 11 - At 2nd Expedition Site, Number of Species New to Bolivia’s Madidi Park Expands to 60

After visiting the first two expedition sites, we already have 60 new records for the park. We have now moved on from the dry montane forest and are currently sampling three parallel sites in the stunning High Andes of Madidi.

July 12 - Identidad Madidi: Exploring the Fantastic Biodiversity of Bolivia

It’s an idea that was four years in the making: to send a group of Bolivian scientists to investigate fourteen different habitats spanning 6,000 meters – from the Andes down to the Amazon – in what is the most biodiverse protected area on the planet.

Latest News Releases

  • MOTHS! Photos Document Stunning Winged Wonders of MadidiMOTHS! Photos Document Stunning Winged Wonders of Madidi

    September 3, 2015 – WCS has released a stunning gallery of images of some of the moths uncovered by the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi. A staggering 10,000 species of moths may live in Madidi National Park – considered the most biodiverse protected area on the planet. 

  • Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park Discovers New Frog SpeciesBiodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park Discovers New Frog Species

    NEW YORK - August 20, 2015  WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has discovered a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from the Craugastoridae family in Madidi National Park.

  • Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National ParkGovernment of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park

    May 22, 2015—The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and a number of Bolivian research and conservation organizations announced today (the International Day for Biological Diversity) the launching of a new scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, into the heart of Madidi National Park—the most biodiverse protected area in the world—in an effort to describe still unknown species and to showcase the wonders of Bolivia’s extraordinary natural heritage at home and abroad.