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Article ID: 696122

Father of 20 Turns 40 in Congo Rainforest

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He’s a father of 20 from nine different mothers. He’s a fierce defender of his family and helped nurse two of his offspring back from leopard attacks. He likes to nap with his feet in the air, and he hums while he eats. Meet Kingo, a wild silverback gorilla who is celebrating his 40th birthday.

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14-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696090

New Research in Kenya Finds Sweet Spot for Harvesting Reef Fish

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NEW YORK (June 13, 2018)— An age-old challenge of determining the right amount of fish to harvest from the sea has finally been overcome with the creation of a new biomass-yield model that captures all the necessary factors for accuracy, according to a new WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) study.

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13-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696031

WCS Applauds House Appropriations Committee Support for Key Interior Conservation Programs

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This week, the House Appropriations Committee marked up and passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations bill, which controls U.S. government investment in supporting international conservation and stopping wildlife crime.

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12-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    25-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT

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

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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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25-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693309

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

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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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23-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692959

Six Indonesians Plead Guilty for Trespass in Malaysian Wildlife Crime Hotspot

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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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17-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692898

Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizing Drinking Water

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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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16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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World’s Leading Coffee Companies Commit to Tackle Deforestation in Indonesia

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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

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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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5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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The United Kingdom Announces One of the Strongest National Elephant Ivory Bans To-Date

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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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3-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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