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Article ID: 699858

Are Vulnerable Lions Eating Endangered Zebras?

Wildlife Conservation Society

Are Laikipia’s recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy’s zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?

Released:
31-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697459

STUDY: Indigenous Peoples Own or Manage at Least One Quarter of World’s Land Surface

Wildlife Conservation Society

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Sustainability.

Released:
16-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697395

New Study: An Estimated 84 Highly Endangered Amur Leopards Remain in the Wild in China and Russia

Wildlife Conservation Society

Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China.

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13-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696374

WCS Criticizes the Elimination of U.S. National Ocean Policy, Undermining the Health of the Ocean

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement concerning rescission of the U.S. National Ocean Policy:

Released:
20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696223

Joint Study by WCS & Yale Identifies Challenges and Opportunities to Safeguard One of Mesoamerica’s Last Forest Blocks

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Yale University have created a plan to preserve one of the last intact forest strongholds for the jaguar and other iconic species in Central America: the Moskitia Forest Corridor.

Released:
18-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 696122

Father of 20 Turns 40 in Congo Rainforest

Wildlife Conservation Society

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.

Released:
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

Wildlife Conservation Society

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.

Released:
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

Wildlife Conservation Society

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.

Released:
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

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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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

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.

Released:
23-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT

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