July 23, 2013
A newly published WCS database shows the range of 116 species of Bolivian mammals, from the obscure “Count Branickii’s terrible mouse” to the mighty jaguar. The database will help shape future conservation decisions for some of South America’s most threatened and charismatic wildlife.
October 19, 2011
In a recent study conducted in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park, WCS researchers have identified a record number of jaguars through a digital camera trap survey.
July 20, 2011
In a recent study, WCS Conservationist Joel Berger concludes that the loss of large predators in the wild may be humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature.
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
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.
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.
January 29, 2009
Big cats, wild pigs, and short-eared dogs—oh, my! Photos taken in Ecuador
by remote camera traps show jaguars, white-lipped peccaries, and a rare canine.
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.