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Efforts To Save Guatemala's Iconic Birds

August 7, 2013

At their last remaining stronghold in Guatemala, scarlet macaw chicks are getting a head start with the help of WCS conservationists. The researchers monitor the critically endangered birds’ nests and habitat in the forests of El Peru, and care for vulnerable chicks at a field station until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.

The Fight for Guatemala’s Endangered Macaws

May 10, 2012

After last year’s successful scarlet macaw nesting season in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, which produced a bumper crop of 29 new fledglings, WCS conservationists like Melvin Merida, a field veterinarian, are hoping to continue the upward trend for the critically endangered parrots.

Calvin Klein's Obsession for Cats

June 8, 2010

WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.

WCS Is “Paving” the Way for Jaguars

June 12, 2006

A thoroughfare that’s healthy for wildlife? For a change, a conduit through the forests of Central America won’t trigger new development or increase greenhouse gases. Instead, WCS conservationists hope, the only thing it will pave the way for is more pawprints.