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A Key Milestone for the Conservation of Amazon Migratory Fish: Dorado and Piramutaba Included in CMS Appendix II
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Feb. 17, 2024 -- At the Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP14) held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Brazil's proposal to include the dorado (Brachyplatystoma rouseauxii) and the piramutaba (Brachyplatystoma vaillantii) in the CMS Appendix II was approved. This decision marks a crucial moment for the conservation of these two migratory catfish species in the Amazon. As Susan...
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WCS: The Convention on Migratory Species COP14 Marks Another Positive Step by the Global Community on Behalf of Nature and People
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Feb. 17, 2024 – The following statement was issued by Susan Lieberman, Vice President of International Policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society: “At CMS COP14, governments from around the world came together to ensure collaboration around conserving and protecting migrating species and their habitats. “At WCS, we are leaving Samarkand, optimistic that the global community is uniting behind the protection of nature, and energized by the tremendou...
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New Research Reveals:  The New York Bight Is an Important Year-Round Habitat for Endangered Fin Whales
New York, February 15, 2024— The New York Bight is an important year-round habitat for endangered fin whales, according to new research examining fin whale song patterns. This new paper published by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists in the journal “Scientific Reports” reveals new insights about the presence and potential subpopulation distribution of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in waters off N...
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WCS Joins Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi to Advance Conservation Efforts
Maputo, Mozambique, Feb. 14, 2024 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society was honored to be invited to participate in a high-level event today hosted by His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, at Maputo National Park. The WCS team, which included John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs; Emma Stokes, Vice President of Global Field Conservation; Luthando Dziba, WCS Regional Director East Africa; and Afonso Madope, WCS Mozambique Country D...
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CMS COP14, An Historic Opportunity to Protect the Guanaco Migrations
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, February 12, 2024 – WCS is championing at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CoP14) the listing of guanaco (Lama guanicoe) onto CMS Appendix II, which would facilitate transboundary collaboration and cooperation around guanaco and its habitat conservation. During CMS CoP14, governments are meeting to agree on strategies for the conservation of migratory species and their habitats. This listing for guanaco would strengthen c...
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WCS Statement from CMS CoP14: First-Ever ‘State of the World’s Migratory Species’ Report Is Sobering News for Butterflies to Whales
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Feb. 12, 2024 – The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the release of the “State of the World’s Migratory Species,” at the start of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) CoP14. Find report HERE Wildlife Conservation Society’s Vice President of International Policy Susan Lieberman said: “The first-ever ‘State of the World’s Migratory S...
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Wildlife Conservation Society Delegation Heading to Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) CoP14
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Feb. 9, 2024 -- A Wildlife Conservation Society delegation is heading to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals CoP14, Feb. 12-17, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The WCS delegation will be led by Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS VP of International Policy, and includes WCS scientists and experts from WCS International Policy, WCS Sharks and Rays, WCS Argentina, WCS Brazil, WCS Mongolia, WCS Afghanistan, WCS Temperate Asia, and WCS-EU. Lieberman is available for inter...
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Bronx, NY – Feb. 2, 2024 – The WCS 8th Annual Youth JIVE event is geared towards youth ages 14-26 and encourages local youth to attend and learn more about employment and volunteer opportunities across the WCS Zoos and Aquarium in New York City. The 8th Annual Youth JIVE returns on Saturday, February 3, 2024, and it will take place in Schiff Family Great Hall at the Bronx Zoo. The event will run from 11:00am to 1:00pm for those ages 16-26, where they will meet with hiring man...
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Climate Change Threatens Older Elephants Most, Jeopardizing African Elephants’ Future
AMHERST, Mass, January 31, 2023 – A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which runs the world’s largest field conservation program, has conducted first-of-its kind research into how global climate change affects African elephants. The work, published recently in PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, shows that older elephants will have markedly decreased chances of survival, which will not only d...
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Update on Status of Prospect Park Zoo Following the September 2023 Extreme Flooding in Brooklyn
Update on Jan. 31, 2024 News Release on Prospect Park Zoo: The Biden Administration on Jan. 31, 2024, approved a New York Disaster Declaration and ordered federal assistance for local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms and flooding in late September, 2023. This funding follows a request in November, 2023, from NY State Governor Kathy Hochul to the federal government requesting this assistance. Support for Prospect Park Zoo restoration was included in ...
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