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Want to Fight Climate Change? Don’t Poach Gorillas (or Elephants, Hornbills, Toucans, etc.)

A new paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) found that overhunting of large seed dispersing wildlife such as gorillas and elephants makes forests less able to store or sequester carbon
28-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Restoring Degraded Forests: An Under-Appreciated Climate Solution

A new study mapping the potential scale of forest restoration globally shows that prioritizing 1.5 billion hectares of degraded forest – an area almost the size of Russia - could significantly boost effectiveness of meeting climate and...
14-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vaccination Campaign in Cambodia Protects Endangered Wild Cattle from Highly Contagious Potentially Fatal Skin Disease

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of the Royal Government of Cambodia have documented the first case of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in wildlife...
8-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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In Papua New Guinea, Inaugl Tribe Members Commit to Legally Protect More Than 12,000 ha (46 square miles) of High Biodiversity Forest

Today, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indigenous landowners of the Inaugl tribe have joined their neighbours in the Bismarck Forest Corridor to commit to legally protecting 12,241 hectares (46.3 square miles) of forest under a...
4-Aug-2023 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WCS Media Briefing: Can Humanity Adapt to a Changing Climate? A Roadmap Forward and Lessons From the Field

A panel of experts will hold a WCS media briefing on climate adaptation, presenting the results of a new paper on the need for making ecological integrity a centerpiece of adaptation policy, such as UN frameworks on climate, biodiversity, and...
20-Jun-2023 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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To Prevent Future Pandemics, Leave Bats Alone

A new paper in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health makes the case that pandemic prevention requires a global taboo whereby humanity agrees to leave bats alone—to let them have the habitats they need, undisturbed.
6-Jun-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Conservationists Propose “Global Conservation Basic Income” to Safeguard Biodiversity

A team of conservationists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society say that providing a “Conservation Basic Income” (CBI) – of $5.50 per day to all residents of protected areas in low- and middle-income countries would cost less than annual...
18-May-2023 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Use for A.I.: Correctly Estimating Fish Stocks

For the first time, a newly published artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm is allowing researchers to quickly and accurately estimate coastal fish stocks without ever entering the water.
18-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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