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    12-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709400

New Study Shows Global Map of Wildlife “Cool-Spots” Where Wildlife Thrives, and “Hot-Spots” Where Species are Imperiled

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study maps the last vestiges of wild places where the world’s threatened species can take refuge from the ravages of unregulated hunting, land clearing, and other industrial activities.

Released:
11-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709307

Chimps Are Losing Their Culture, Study Says

Wildlife Conservation Society

A sweeping new study published in the journal Science says that chimpanzee’s complex cultures – including the use of tools and other behaviors – are being lost as human disturbance expands into previously wild areas.

Released:
7-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 708728

In Uganda, WCS Identifies Critical Biodiversity Sites for Conservation of Both Globally and Nationally Threatened Species

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners has announced 45 sites identified to meet Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) status, global priority areas for conservation of biodiversity in Uganda.

Released:
26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708603

WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Wildlife Conservation Society

Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is soliciting proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations implementing new methods that help wildlife adapt to the rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.

Released:
25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708052

Scientists Look Into The Past To Help Identify Fish Threatened with Local Extinction

Wildlife Conservation Society

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records – some dating back to the 8th Century AD.

Released:
13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 708041

Nine iconic wildlife species that will actually do better this year

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS scientists in our Global Conservation Program and in our zoos and aquarium issued a list of nine iconic wildlife species that are recovering in 2019 due to conservation action.

Released:
13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708000

WCS Awards $2.5 Million to 13 U.S. Conservation Projects Implementing Innovative Approaches to Help Wildlife Adapt to Climate Change

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS has announced 13 new grants to nonprofit organizations implementing on-the-ground, science-driven projects that will help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

Released:
12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707234

Nassau Grouper Becomes Critically Endangered

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Nassau grouper—a fish known for its spectacular spawning aggregations in and around the Caribbean Sea—is now a “Critically Endangered” species, according to a new assessment by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

Released:
29-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706855

Study Looks at Ranger Motivation in Dangerous African Park

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study by WCS looks at the job satisfaction of front line conservation rangers working in challenging conditions at a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and identifies ways to improve motivation to make them more effective at enforcing the law.

Released:
22-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706581

Urbanization May Hold Key to Tiger Survival

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new WCS-led study published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition—for humans.

Released:
16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

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