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Conservation, bats, wildlife health

Efforts to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease Get a Boost

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Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

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Marine Protected Areas, Chile

Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Will Be The First Marine Protected Area in Tierra del Fuego

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet committed on September 9th to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego. The new “Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Protected Area Seno Almirantazgo” will safeguard rich marine wildlife and the area’s rich cultural heritage, while protecting artisanal fisheries and promoting sustainable tourism.

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UN, UN General Assembly, wildlfe trade

WCS Commends the United Nations General Assembly for Its Leadership to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) upon the United Nation’s General Assembly adoption of its third resolution on illegal wildlife trade.

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Bangladesh, Dolphin

Video Shows Dramatic Dolphin Rescue by Bangladeshi Fishermen

Dramatic video released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Marine Program shows a group of Bangladeshi fishermen rescuing a pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) that became entangled in their net in the Bay of Bengal.

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VIDEO: “One Giant Leap” for Endangered White-Winged Ducklings

Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leaving their Koki tree-hollow home for the first time while their mother patiently waits for them to follow.

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Fisheries, Amazon, dams, SNAPP, Livelihoods, Brazil, PERU

Potential Impacts of Planned Andean Dams Outweigh Benefits, Scientists Say

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An international team of scientists investigating the effects of six planned or potential Andean dams on the Amazon river system has found that major negative ecological impacts can be expected both above the dams and throughout the lowland floodplains and the Amazon Delta.

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Nineteen and Counting…

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), announced today that 19 nests of the giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) have been discovered during the current breeding season in the Northern Plains of Cambodia in Preah Vihear Province. Community members and conservationists are working together under the Bird Nest Protection Program to protect these nests from human disturbances and other threats.

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People and Wildlife Now Threatened by Rapid Destruction of Central America’s Forests

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Central America’s largest remaining forests are disappearing at a precipitous rate due to illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities, all of which are putting local communities and the region’s wildlife species at high risk.

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Pangolins at ‘Huge Risk’ as Study Reveals Dramatic Increases in Hunting Across Central Africa

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Hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, increased by a staggering 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s up to 2014, according to a new study by the University of Sussex, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups.

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Wildlife, Nature

Shadow of a Cub Brings More Hope for Tigers in Russia

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A photograph just released by PROO Tiger Center provides further evidence that tigers are re-colonizing lost habitat in Russia.







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