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Welcome to the Latin America and Caribbean Section

The Latin America and Caribbean Section (formerly the Austral and Neotropical American (ANA) Section) was formed in 2003 to unite conservation efforts in Central and South America. As part of the Society for Conservation Biology, the Section is able to pull on the influence and abilities of it's members to facilitate efforts in this region.


Congratulations to the winners of the LACA Professional Development Scholarship 2015! Keep up the good work and see you all in Montpellier.
(From left to right:
(1) Angelica Menchaca (MEXICO): working on the landscape genetics of jaguars in the Belize.
(2) Igor Berkunsky (ARGENTINA): working in Bolivia on the last remaining population of critically endangered blue-throated macaws.
(3) Luis Roberto Viquez (COSTA RICA): working in the Mexican Lacandona on the role of environmental disturbance on disease transmission by bats in community-managed forests.
(4) Martin A. H. Escobar (CHILE): working on endangered small mammals, including the critically endangered Chilean Chinchilla.)


The Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Society for Conservation Biology is conducting a survey about life style and consumption habits. We would be grateful if you could respond the survey within the next two weeks. Thank you very much in advance for your collaboration.
Bellow is the link to the survey.

La Sección de América Latina y el Caribe de la Sociedad para la Biología de la Conservación, está llevando a cabo una evaluación de estilo de vida y hábitos de consumo. Le estaremos muy agradecidos si responden la encuesta en el transcurso de las dos semanas siguientes. Les agradecemos de antemano su colaboración.
Abajo está la liga a la encuesta.

ANA is now LACA - Read the letter to Section members here.
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