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Archive - May, 2014

  • Guatemala’s National Congress created the Sierra Caral National Protected Area on May 13, making it the nation’s first federally protected area to be established in seven years. The core of the new 47,000 acre protected area is the Sierra Caral Amphibian Conservation Reserve, which local conservation partner FUNDAECO created with the support of Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) and Rainforest Trust (RT) in 2012.

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  • Southeast Asia is the center of the world’s species extinction crisis, yet gets very little attention. Global Wildlife Conservation's partner, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has filled that gap with critical funding that includes a GWC project to save the Critically Endangered Saola (scientific name Pseudoryx nghetinhensis aka ‘The Last Unicorn’). CEPF announced this important new round of funding today May 22, International Biodiversity Day.

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  • Rainforest Haiku by Talented 5th Grade Students

    05/13/14

    Posted By: Global Wildlife

    A group of fifth grade students at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts spent the year studying the need for forest conservation, and this is what they accomplished!

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  • A consortium of partners including the Amphibian Survival Alliance, Rainforest Trust (RT), Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) and the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have come together to enable local partner Fundación Jocotoco to purchase more than 270,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat in Ecuador. The mammoth property acquisition, which includes the 18,714-foot Antisana Volcano, will create a permanent refuge for three threatened species of frogs from the genus Pristimantis found nowhere else and the largest population of Andean Condor in the Northern Andes.

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