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Beloved Tapirs Thrive In South America’s National Parks
2013-01-23 10:02:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lowland tapirs are strange forest and grassland-dwelling herbivores with trunk-like snouts. A group of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has documented a thriving population living in a network of remote national parks spanning the Peru-Bolivia border. WCS used a combination of camera traps and interviews with park guards and subsistence hunters to estimate the size of the population at around 14,500 tapirs in...

Biodiversity Abounds In Madidi National Park
2012-09-14 04:45:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the IUCN World Conservation Congress, an international gathering of conservationists, held this year in Jeju, South Korea, it was announced that the Madidi National Park, located in the remote Northwestern region of Bolivia, may be the most biologically diverse location on the globe. The Wildlife Conservation Society, in conjunction with the Bolivian Park Service (SERNAP), has published a compendium of species that provide the...

Scientists Find Treasure Trove Of Wildlife In Peru Park
2012-02-03 05:18:35

The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Peru program announced Thursday the discovery of 365 species previously undocumented in Bahuaja Sonene National Park (BSNP) in southeastern Peru. Fifteen researchers participated in the inventory focusing on plant life, insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. The discovery included: thirty undocumented bird species, including the black-and-white hawk eagle, Wilson's phalarope, and ash colored cuckoo; two undocumented mammals — Niceforo's...

Image 1 - Record Number Of Jaguars Found In Bolivia
2011-10-19 14:13:20

New digital cameras capture images of 19 individual jaguars In a new camera trap survey in the world's most biologically diverse landscape, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have identified more individual jaguars than ever before. Using technology first adapted to identify tigers by stripe patterns, WCS conservationists have identified 19 individual jaguars by spot patterns in the rainforests of Bolivia, a record number for a single camera trap survey in the country....

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2010-11-05 08:28:10

Botanists at the Missouri Botanical Garden have described eight new plant species collected in the Madidi National Park and surrounding areas located on the eastern slopes of the Andes in northern Bolivia. The new species are from several different genera and families and are published in a recent edition of the Missouri Botanical Garden journal Novon. Missouri Botanical Garden scientists and colleagues from the National Herbarium in La Paz, Bolivia describe Prestonia leco, Passiflora...

2008-08-13 15:00:24

U.S. scientists say they've found oil and gas projects in the western Amazon are threatening not only biodiversity, but also the area's indigenous peoples. The study by Duke University and two non-profit organizations -- Save America's Forests and Land Is Life -- found the western Amazon, home to the most biodiverse and intact rainforest left on Earth, might soon be covered with oil rigs and pipelines. Researchers said more than 180 oil and gas "blocks" -- areas zoned for exploration and...

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2005-03-04 08:11:17

NEW YORK (AP) -- The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said. The winning bidder, who outbid Ellen DeGeneres, chose to remain anonymous for now, said Kelly Fiore, director of business development for the New York-based auction venue, Charity Folks. There was no immediate information on what the winner planned to name the...


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