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WCS to Facilitate Management of $12.84 Million USD Putumayo-Içá River Basin Conservation Project

The Wildlife Conservation Society will execute a $12.84 million USD grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to maintain the high conservation status of the Putumayo-Içá river basin in the Amazon, home to some of the richest ecosystems in the world.

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WCS and USAID Alliance Strengthens Civil Society; Regional Collaboration to Prevent Conservation Crimes in the Amazon (English and Spanish)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to prevent environmental crime in the Amazon of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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Connecting the Spots: First Comprehensive Review of National Jaguar Protection Laws (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

Conservationists have conducted the first comprehensive review of national laws across the range of the jaguar (Panthera onca) to show opportunities for strengthening legal protections of the largest cat species found in the Americas.

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WCS Scientists Provide More than 50K Camera Trap Images for Massive Study on Amazon Wildlife (English, Spanish and Portuguese)

WCS scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new study published in the journal Ecology by an international team of 120 research institutions.

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Jaguar North America Teams up With WCS to Raise Awareness for International Jaguar Day
International Jaguar Day, marked each year on November 29, recognizes the magnificence of the jaguar and the need to protect it from extinction. Today, Jaguar North America, LLC announced its efforts to help raise awareness for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to protect this mighty big cat of the Americas.
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HOPE AND JAGUARS:  WCS Celebrates International Jaguar Day
To commemorate International Jaguar Day on Sunday, November 29th, WCS is announcing a webinar of top jaguar experts to discuss conservation opportunities and threats facing the Americas only big cat species. 
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WCS Ecuador Publishes Manual for SMART

WCS Ecuador, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Ecuador (MAAE), published the "Manual for the implementation of a tool to strengthen the control and surveillance in Protected Areas," which will be distributed among the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) personnel.


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Study Says Conservation Efforts for the Giant South American River Turtle Have Protected 147,000 Females

By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins—which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador—a paper published today in Oryx—The International Journal of Conservation, categorized 85 past and present initiatives or projects that work to preserve the South American River Turtle, or charapa (Podocnemis expansa), a critically endangered species. These projects are protecting more than 147,000 female turtles across the basin, an unprecedented figure.


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WCS Reacts to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Plan for the Jaguar
Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reacted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released recovery plan for the jaguar. 
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Good News for Jaguars
Jaguar populations have grown at an average annual rate of nearly 8 percent across field sites where the Wildlife Conservation Society works in Latin America from 2002 to 2016.
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