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February 16, 2024

Bird banding: a technique to understand the ecology of birds, identify their migratory routes and improve conservation strategies.

The “Joint NABC Bird Banding Certification and Bird Genoscape Project Workshop with an introduction to Motus” was held with the participation of more than 25 bird specialists from Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and the United States of America. Spanish, English and Creole were heard, but everyone comes together for a common cause: understanding the ecology of birds through their complete annual biological cycle and identifying migratory routes, in order to improve conservation strategies.   
February 11, 2024

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we highlight the work of Anna, Francis, Sofía, and Yamira from the Mesoamerica and Caribbean program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Their sensitivity and passion exemplify a commitment to nature, communities, and wildlife. At WCS, we take pride in having a strong team of women in the field of science. Get to know them!
February 11, 2024

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we highlight the work of Anna, Francis, Sofía, and Yamira from the Mesoamerica and Caribbean program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Their sensitivity and passion exemplify a commitment to nature, communities, and wildlife. At WCS, we take pride in having a strong team of women in the field of science. Get to know them!
February 5, 2024

Tribute to Archie “Chuck” Carr III

Chuck Carr, or “Don Chuck” as he was known throughout Mesoamerica, passed away January 21, 2024, and WCS lost one of the founding members of its conservation programs. He was such a special person who took his work seriously, and who dedicated his entire life to making this planet a better place for wildlife and humanity.
December 28, 2023

Case studies: The 5 Great Forests of Mesoamerica

The 5 Great Forests of Mesoamerica serve as the world's green lungs, playing a critical role in carbon capture and climate stability. This initiative showcases that collaborative and sustainable investment can serve as catalysts for conserving natural resources and stimulating economic growth. These experiences and stakeholders provide us with valuable lessons, serving as role models in our pursuit of a sustainable and equitable future for our planet.
December 27, 2023

Trained communities, protected forests. La Moskitia, the most endangered forest in the region.

La Moskitia, also known as "The Central American Amazon," stands as the binational forest that has suffered the most substantial loss of forest cover in Mesoamerica. According to the “Human Footprint Analysis" conducted by WCS, La Moskitia has witnessed an alarming decrease of approximately 30% in forest cover over the past 15 years, primarily due to illegal land encroachment and extensive cattle ranching.
December 27, 2023

Conservation adapted to context: The case of La Amistad and its buffer zone

“By our very nature, and especially among Indigenous Peoples, we have an inherent drive to protect Mother Earth.” Lourdes Frasser Rojas, a member of the Brunka community and the Ecocultural Association of Indigenous Art and Tourism So Cagrú de Boruca, shares this message from her workshop located in the province of Punta Arenas, which is considered part of the buffer zone of the La Amistad International Park.
December 27, 2023

Cacao for the protection of territory and youth in Nicaragua

"Our land is our heritage, and just as our ancestors have always preserved the land, we, the youth, must follow in their footsteps to ensure our future." This is the message shared by the young Alonso Joseph, the Secretary of the Regional Government of Indigenous Territories in Alto Wangky and Bocay, located in the Nicaraguan Moskitia.
December 26, 2023

The Diammayala Initiative: An alliance between territories and diverse cultures to defend water and forests

To the northeast of Panama City, there is a conservation community known as the Mamoni Valley Reserve, which spans 4,820 hectares and borders the Gunayala and Emberara Ẽjuä So Indigenous territories, as well as the protected areas of Narganá and the Chagres National Park.
December 18, 2023

Leonardo DiCaprio highlights the Moskitia and the Selva Maya as forests of global importance.

Actor and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio shared a message on his social networks about the Moskitia and the Selva Maya.

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