The Wildlife Conservation Society Ecuador (WCS Ecuador) is at the leading edge of conservation, turning science and research into action.

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November 29, 2017

WCS Ecuador works to strengthen the capacities of local communities

WCS Ecuador team visited five Kichwa communities of the Napo River, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in order to train the inhabitants on issues of wildlife monitoring and hunting.

November 22, 2017

NEW scientific publication about large mammals in Ecuador

A new scientific study about large mammal richness in Llanganates National Park, in Ecuador, has bee...
March 15, 2016

More than 150 charapas turtles were released in the Ecuadorian Amazon

During the first week of March 2016, 158 charapas turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) were released on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

March 13, 2016

In spite of hunters sabotage, jaguars are tried to be saved

The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the top predator of the food chains of ecosystems where it is distributed and the largest land carnivore in Ecuador, but without genetic evidence that respalde- is believed that live here are two subspecies: Panthera onca centralis and Panthera onca onca, scattered on both sides of the Andes.

Saving Wildlife and Wild Places in Ecuador

The Wildlife Conservation Society Ecuador (WCS Ecuador) is at the leading edge of conservation, turning science and research into action. Our mission is to save wildlife and wild places in Ecuador by developing a better understanding of critical wildlife issues, crafting science-based conservation solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit both nature and people.

Natural resource extraction, the interaction of conservation and human livelihoods, climate change, and emerging wildlife diseases, are challenges that WCS is addressing globally. To face these challenges and to safeguard wild places and its wildlife, WCS builds strong, long-term partnerships as a mechanism for managing natural resource use, improving livelihood options and promoting effective governance frameworks.

Working Together Towards One Goal Results of the First Primate Census in Western Ecuador

Author(s): Cervera L., De la Torre S., Zapata-Ríos, Alfonso-Cortés F., Álvarez-Solas A., Crowe O., Cueva R., De la Torre A., Duch-Latorre I., Solórzano M., Fuentes N., Larriva D., Maila D., Mantilla D., Mariscal A., Mariscal C., Molina E., Morales M., Morelos-Juárez C., Narváez-Ruano V., Naveda-Rodríguez A., Palacios J., Ramis L., Rivera, E., Rubio A., Salas-Zambrano J., Sulca D., Tapia A., Toapanta M., Troya E., Urbina S., Utreras V., Velarde-Garcêz D., Veloz O.
Journal: Primate Conservation
Year: 2018

How dogs make trouble for wildlife in the Andes

Author(s): Zapata-Ríos, G. & L. Branch
Journal: Science Journal for Kids
Year: 2018

Cómo afectan los perros a la fauna silvestres de los Andes

Author(s): Zapata-Ríos, G. y L. Branch
Journal: Science Journal for Kids
Year: 2018

Podocnemis unifilis (Yellow-spotted River Turtle). Juvenile movement.

Author(s): Rubén Cueva, Adrián Naveda-Rodríguez and Galo Zapata-Ríos
Journal: Herpetological Review
Year: 2018

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