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Manus Island Indigenous Communities Renew Conservation Agreements to Protect Their Forests

Fifty-two clans on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), recently renewed conservation agreements to protect 43,000 Hectares of their forested land areas.

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WCS Applauds Introduction of New York State Law to Protect Vulnerable Species
WCS applauds New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, for his introduction of A. 6600, a bill that will protect vulnerable species. 
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WCS EU Congratulates Belgium for Moving Closer to Closing its Domestic Ivory Market (English and French)
WCS EU applauds the competent Chamber Committee for supporting the Law proposal 54K3202001, which once adopted will ban domestic sales, export and import of elephant ivory within, from, and to Belgium.
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Translocated Zebras Flourishing in New Home
Conservationists from WCS’s Tanzania Program say translocated zebras are flourishing in Kitulo National Park.
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The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was signed into law today. 
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New Study Shows Global Map of Wildlife “Cool-Spots” Where Wildlife Thrives, and “Hot-Spots” Where Species are Imperiled

A new study maps nature’s strongholds where the world’s threatened species can take refuge from the ravages of unregulated hunting, land clearing, and other industrial activities.

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WCS New York Aquarium Named National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalist
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has been named a finalist for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service award.
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Coral Reef Parks Protecting Only 40 Percent of Fish Biomass Potential
Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an unsettling fact: even the best coral reef marine parks contain less than half of the fish biomass found in the most remote reefs that lie far from human settlements.
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Chimps Are Losing Their Culture, Study Says

A sweeping new study published in the journal Science says that chimpanzee’s complex cultures – including the use of tools and other behaviors – are being lost as human disturbance expands into previously wild areas.

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Dinosaur Safari to Make a (Pre)Historic Return to The Bronx Zoo
Dinosaurs will be making a big comeback this summer at the Bronx Zoo. Dinosaur Safari – the biggest, most realistic dinosaur ride in America – will open to the public on Friday, April 19.  The immersive experience will take adventurers on a ride through a two-acre wooded area of the Bronx Zoo where 40 ultra-realistic, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs lurk   Featured dinosaur species include two massive 40 foot long Tyrannosaurus rex , a favorite species in popular cult...
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