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January 18 - Elephants Trumpet Ivory Ban

Former Sec. of State James A. Baker III praises the Dec. 30 announcement by China of its commitment to close its domestic commercial elephant ivory market in 2017.

January 17 - Paraguay Plans to Protect Jaguars in Perpetuity

In late December 2016, Paraguay launched an initiative to balance the ecological needs of the jaguar—the world’s third largest big cat species—with those of ranchers who raise cattle in the same landscapes.

January 12 - Wake-Up Call For the World As the Plight of Cheetahs Worsens

WCS's Sarah Durant argues that to protect cheetahs, we urgently need to find the political will and the financial means to enable people and wildlife to coexist, and for both to prosper.


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The Wonders of the WCS NY Aquarium: An Ongoing Picture Blog

January 13, 2017

When construction is complete, these graphics now emblazoned on the side of Ocean Wonders: Sharks! will be alternately screened and revealed by the movement of the Shimmer Wall. Inside, work continues to progress on the building’s tanks, life-support systems, and other features.

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