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Article ID: 693449

Massive Study Across Western Equatorial Africa Finds More Gorillas and Chimpanzees Than Expected, but 80% Are Outside the Safe Havens of Protected Areas

Wildlife Conservation Society

A massive decade-long study of Western Equatorial Africa’s gorillas and chimpanzees has revealed that there are one third more western lowland gorillas and one tenth more central chimpanzees than previously thought. The bad news: the vast majority of these great apes (80 percent) exist outside of protected areas, and gorilla populations are declining by 2.7 percent annually.

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Article ID: 693309

Landmark Paper Finds Light at End of the Tunnel for World’s Wildlife and Wild Places

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting the future of biodiversity conservation in the 21st century, offering new hope for the world’s wildlife and wild places.

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Article ID: 692959

Six Indonesians Plead Guilty for Trespass in Malaysian Wildlife Crime Hotspot

Wildlife Conservation Society

Six Indonesians pleaded guilty yesterday to charges for trespassing into the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for wildlife crime including the illegal extraction of internationally protected agarwood.

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Article ID: 692898

Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizing Drinking Water

Wildlife Conservation Society

Researchers have found that increasing land clearing for logging in Solomon Islands–even with best management strategies in place – will lead to unsustainable levels of soil erosion and significant impacts to downstream water quality.

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World’s Leading Coffee Companies Commit to Tackle Deforestation in Indonesia

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS announced today that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park – a key protected area for Sumatran tigers, rhinos, and elephants.

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12-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Rare Pair of Elephant Twins Thrill Conservationists in Tanzania

Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservationists working in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park have not one but two good reasons to be hopeful for the park’s savanna elephant population: a pair of rare twin calves who have recently joined their mother’s herd.

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The United Kingdom Announces One of the Strongest National Elephant Ivory Bans To-Date

Wildlife Conservation Society

Elephant conservation received a tremendous boost when the United Kingdom announced an end to all exports, imports and domestic sales of elephant ivory with very few narrow exemptions.

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The Climate is Changing – New Report Says So Should Wildlife Conservation Strategies

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new report released today by WCS shows real world examples of how conservationists in the U.S. have successfully changed their conservation strategies to adapt to climate change.

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26-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691612

Jaguars & Well-Managed Logging Concessions Can Coexist, Say Conservationists

Wildlife Conservation Society

Logging activities in biodiverse forests can have a huge negative impact on wildlife, particularly large species such as big cats, but a new study proves that the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species—the jaguar (Panthera onca)—can do well in logging concessions that are properly managed, according to conservationists from the San Diego Zoo Global and the Bronx Zoo-based WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Becomes First Marine Protected Area in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Government of Chile has officially designated Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo)—a scenic and biologically diverse 80-kilometer-long (49 miles) fjord—Tierra del Fuego’s first marine protected area (MPA), according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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