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New Analysis Pinpoints Most Important Forests for Biodiversity and Conservation Remaining in Central Africa

A study by WCS and partners produced new analyses to pinpoint the most important forests for biodiversity conservation remaining in Central Africa.
11-Aug-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Periods of Ice-Free Arctic Seas Could Bring More Ocean Noise in Changing Marine Habitats

Scientists examining levels of ocean noise in the Bering Sea—an important migratory seascape for whales, walruses, seals, and other acoustically sensitive animals—have confirmed that the presence of sea ice plays a central role in the soundscape...
14-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Tech Lets Marine Scientists Track Real-Time Health of Coral Reefs Around the World

MERMAID, an open-source tech platform for marine scientists, is for the first time launching an interactive map that provides an insider’s view of the ecosystem data collected from coral reefs by field scientists around the world.
30-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Could Serve as “Smokescreen” for Further Environmental Destruction

A team of scientists warn that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were designed to reconcile environmental protection with socioeconomic development, are failing to protect biodiversity at their current of implementation.
29-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Finds Only 2.5 Percent of the World’s Coral Reefs Are Currently Being Actively Protected

A new global study has found that only 2.5 percent of tropical reefs are formally protected and conserved through laws and regulations. These numbers are significantly lower than previous estimates, and highlight an urgent need for governments,...
19-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expanding protected areas is not likely to safeguard biodiversity in the long-term due to climate change

A new WCS co-authored study in Science Advances assesses how climatic conditions within global terrestrial protected areas (PAs) may change over time and the resulting impacts on species protection.
18-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wildlife Supply Chains for Human Consumption Increase Coronaviruses’ Spillover Risk to People

A new study found that animals sampled in the wildlife-trade supply chain bound for human consumption had high proportions of coronaviruses, and that the proportion of positives significantly increases as animals travel from traders, to large...
17-Jun-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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After 65 Years, a Desert Nomad Crosses a Railroad Track and Makes History

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a photo today of a single Asiatic wild ass or khulan (Equus hemionus hemionus) crossing a previously impenetrable barrier along the Trans Mongolian Railroad – the first known crossing by this...
10-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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