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December 08, 2016
Scientists Produce a New Roadmap For Guiding Development & Conservation in the Amazon
December 8, 2016
—Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), The Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) “roadmap” to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region roughly the size of the United States.
October 14, 2016
WCS Uses Facebook To Stop Wildlife Trafficking in Peru
NEW YORK (October 14, 2016)
WCS’s Peru Program is fighting wildlife trafficking through a campaign that leverages one of the most effective means of reaching a wide audience: Facebook.
October 12, 2016
Climate Change Will Affect Water Processes of the Amazon Basin, Study Finds
NEW YORK (October 12, 2016)
—Climate change is likely to alter the hydrological processes of the Amazon River basin, according to scientists and authors of a recently published study which predicts that future trends could result in wetter conditions in the western Amazon and drier ones in the east.
June 15, 2016
Historic Declaration Signed To Ensure Protection of Amazon Basin
Lima, Peru (June 15, 2016)
– More than a dozen institutions signed the historic Joint Statement for the Amazon Waters today at the Amazon Waters International Conference in Lima, marking an unprecedented commitment to collaboration in efforts to promote the integrity of the Amazon Basin, home to the largest continuous rainforest and most extensive freshwater ecosystem in the world.
June 15, 2016
Parties present at the Amazon Waters International Conference sign the following Joint Declaration to undertake Amazon Waters Initiative: See in English and Spanish Below
Declaration in English and Spanish
August 20, 2015
Biodiversity 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 (
sp. nov.) from the Craugastoridae family in Madidi National Park.
January 16, 2015
WATCH: "Real" Paddington Bear Captured on Video
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.
December 31, 2014
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
December 30, 2014
WCS Releases Top Ten Camera Trap Pics from 2014
WCS released today ten favorite camera trap images of 2014 taken by its scientists from around the world.
December 17, 2014
MITSUBISHI CORPORATION FOUNDATION FOR THE AMERICAS DEDICATES $1 MIILION TO PROTECT AMAZONIAN WATERSHEDS
NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) –The Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) has approved $1 million in support to be granted over the next 5 years to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) for its Amazon Waters initiative, a major participatory watershed and natural resource management initiative in Amazonas State, Brazil, and Loreto Department, Peru. Amazon Waters aims to protect fisheries, wildlife, and habitats in two major Amazonian watersheds ...
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