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October 19, 2010
WCS Partners with Universities for Marine Conservation in Chile
MOU identifies opportunities for new marine management models New York (October 19, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC Chile) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to share ideas and experiences in establishing and managing protected marine areas. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, Director of WCS’s Chile Program, Juan Larrain, Vice President of Res...
September 10, 2009
Oil and Wildlife Don’t Mix, Especially in Ecuador’s Eden
WCS study reveals that road constructed for oil extraction in National Park becomes a wildlife market pipeline NEW YORK (September 10, 2009)—What harm can a simple road do in a pristine place such as Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, home to peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and myriad other wildlife species? A great deal, it turns out. Specifically, it can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation ...
December 20, 2007
A New Use for Traffic Cones
Inventor Diego González Zevallos, with funding from WCS, has created a simple warning system for birds at sea that draws inspiration from the rules of the road.
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