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Latin America and Caribbean

 

HOLY KALEIDOSCOPE! WCS Scientists Tally Boatloads of Butterflies
March 16, 2016 – WCS reports that scientists from the groundbreaking Identidad Madidiexpedition have identified a staggering 1,080 varieties of butterfly (950 species and an additional 130 subspecies) living in Madidi National Park – a New Jersey-sized protected area considered to be the most biodiverse in the world.
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Central American Megaflyover to Measure Impacts of Humans & Cows in Largest Remaining Rainforests
March 3, 2016—With support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have embarked on an ambitious plane-based survey to gauge the influence of humans and their livestock on the largest remaining forests in Central America.
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Conservationists Release Critically Endangered Crocodiles In Colombia
February 12, 2016—The Critically Endangered Orinoco crocodile recently received a helping hand from conservationists working in Colombia, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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March 31--WCS Wins Swiss Re Foundation’s International ReSource Award For Sustainable Watershed Management in Brazil’s Pantanal
The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation’s prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil’s Pantanal, one of the world’s largest tropical wetlands.
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WATCH:
WCS is working to save the “real” Paddington Bear, the Andean bear.  Check out some rare glimpses via video camera traps along with new scientific findings. News release, recent study, and links below.  
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A Touch of the Tropics Comes to WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo this Winter
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo is now home to two strikingly colorful lettered aracaris.
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Public-Private Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Goldman Sachs, and Chilean people marks first decade with milestones of scientific discovery, conservation, and public education & engagement Created in 2004, the 735,000 acre reserve in Chilean Tierra del Fuego contains southernmost old growth forests, largest population of guanacos in Chile, condors, and spectacular marine wildlife Intact forests and peatlands sequester almost 300 million tons of c...
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To celebrate Women's History Month, read a few op-eds written by our very own WCS conservationists on the contributions of women to this field. 
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WCS researchers discovered 4,000-10,000 year-old cave drawings NEW YORK (November 7, 2013)—While tracking white-lipped peccaries and gathering environmental data in forests that link Brazil’s Pantanal and Cerrado biomes, a team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local partner NGO, Instituto Quinta do Sol, discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago. The drawings are the subject of a recently published study by archeologists ...
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Coastal parks created in Patagonia with assistance from the Wildlife Conservation Society now safeguard sea lions, penguins, dolphins, and other sea life NEW YORK (March 13, 2013)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the Government of Argentina for creating two enormous marine protected areas in Patagonia, a region filled with majestic shorelines and abundant wildlife. The new marine parks—Isla Pingüino Coastal Marine Park and Makenke Coastal Marine Park—were recently established by the...
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