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WCS Ecuador works to strengthen the capacities of local communities

WCS Ecuador works to strengthen the capacities of local communities
(November 29, 2017)   -   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.

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NEW scientific publication about large mammals in Ecuador

NEW scientific publication about large mammals in Ecuador
(November 22, 2017) A new scientific study about large mammal richness in Llanganates National Park, in Ecuador, has been published recently in the scientific magazine Mammalia. The authors, Jaime Palacios, Adrián Naveda-Rodríguez, and Galo Zapata-Ríos, are part of our staff. Congratulations to our biologists, and to all our team. You can read the abstract, and also buy the article here: Large mammal richness in Llanganates National Park, Ecuador.

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More than 150 charapas turtles were released in the Ecuadorian Amazon

More than 150 charapas turtles were released in the Ecuadorian Amazon
(March 15, 2016)   -   During the first week of March 2016, 158 charapas turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) were released on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

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

In spite of hunters sabotage, jaguars are tried to be saved
(March 13, 2016)   -   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.

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