News and Features

Filtered : brazil

Amazon Waters: Conserving Wildlife, Securing Livelihoods

April 29, 2013

Dr. Julie Kunen, Director of WCS’s Latin America and Caribbean Program, describes the value of Amazon waters to the lives of millions of people and a spectacular array of wildlife. These waters are facing steep threats from a combination of infrastructure development and climate change.

A Champion for Peccaries

March 8, 2012

Dr. Alexine Keuroghlian, peccary specialist and Pantanal/Cerrado Landscape Director for WCS–Brazil, has won the 2012 Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The Grass Gets Greener for Cows and Jaguars

May 4, 2011

A WCS study finds when Brazilian ranchers rotate crops in the Pantanal and Cerrado, they get bigger cows, bigger profits, and better ecosystems for wildlife.

Checking Up on Peccaries

March 24, 2011

WCS veterinarians working in Brazil evaluate whether forest fragmentation and other land-use changes make wildlife, as well as livestock, more susceptible to infectious diseases.

A Birder's-Eye View of Brazil

March 23, 2011

A new book series, Birds of Brazil, explores how the hobby of birdwatching can encourage conservation. The first stop for the field guides? The Pantanal and Cerrado.

Copycat of the Amazon

July 7, 2010

Researchers in the Brazilian Amazon discover that wild cats called margays are imitating the sounds of tamarins in order to lure the small monkeys in for a snack.

Discovery in the Amazon

July 8, 2009

WCS scientists track a new subspecies of tamarin in an isolated region of the upper Amazon. Despite the remoteness of its habitat, the monkey is threatened by development in the region.

The People’s Conservationists

May 29, 2007

Four conservationists working on WCS-supported projects in South America’s last wild places have earned Whitley awards for their efforts to find win-win solutions for people and wildlife.

Photo of the Week

Explore Photos

Popular Tags