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STUDY: Nearly 20 Percent of Globally Important Intact Forest Landscapes Overlap with Concessions for Extractive Industries

A new study from WCS and WWF reveals that nearly 20 percent of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas.
15-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WCS Announces Appointment of Daniel J. Zarin as Head of Forests and Climate Change Program

Daniel J. Zarin has been named the Wildlife Conservation Society’s first Executive Director of Forests and Climate Change to lead the organization’s work emphasizing forests as a key nature-based solution to the climate crisis.
14-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Camera Trap Images Reveal that Tiny Nigeria Wildlife Sanctuary is a Haven for Rare Primates and Other Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Nigeria Program released a series of camera trap images from Nigeria’s Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary revealing an array of primates and other wildlife that live in this 100 square kilometer (38.6 square...
13-Jul-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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BEYOND “JAWS”: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Shark Conservation

“Shark Week” kicked off on July 11th, and just in time, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released five facts you probably did not know about shark conservation to raise awareness about this imperiled group of fishes and what’s being...
12-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How a Large Cat Deity Helps People Share Space with Leopards in India

A new study led by WCS-India documents how a big cat deity worshipped by Indigenous Peoples facilitates coexistence between humans and leopards.
8-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Rapid Assessment To Promote Climate-Informed Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions

A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.
17-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study offers Hope for Critically Endangered Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) – the world’s largest gorilla subspecies– to 6,800 individuals...
9-Jun-2021 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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African Great Apes Predicted to Suffer Massive Range Declines in the Next 30 Years, with the Greatest Loss in Unprotected Areas

A new study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions predicts massive range declines of Africa’s great apes – gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos – due to the impacts of climate change, land-use changes and human population growth.
7-Jun-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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