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WCS Statement on the World Health Assembly’s Agreement to Launch Global Accord on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

A WCS Statement on the consensus decision from the World Health Assembly, which agreed to launch a global process to draft a treaty to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

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News from WCS Cambodia: 51 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles Released into Sre Ambel River System

The European Union (EU), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, today released 51 critically endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system in Chamkar Luong commune, Kampong Seila district of Preah Sihanouk Province.

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Scientists Find SARS CoV-2-Related Coronaviruses in Cambodian Bats from 2010

A team of scientists have identified coronaviruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 from two bats sampled in Cambodia more than a decade ago.

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Coquerel’s Sifaka Baby Makes Debut at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – Nov 23, 2021 – A Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) born at the Bronx Zoo has made its public debut. The birth is the result of the hard work and husbandry expertise of the Bronx Zoo’s keepers and will be featured on this week’s episode of Animal Planet’s THE ZOO. The story follows the adult sifakas as they introduced for the first time in hopes that they will eventually mate. The baby is a male and was born over the summer. The Bron...
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Study: Remote Ocean Wilderness Areas are “Living Time Machines,” Teeming with Large Fish

A new, widespread study of the global state of marine coral reef wilderness by WCS, NGS, and university collaborators found that remote ocean wilderness areas are sustaining fish populations much better than some of the world’s best marine reserves.

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New Survey Confirms that Gabon is the Largest Stronghold for Critically Endangered African Forest Elephants

The most comprehensive survey conducted of elephant numbers in the Central African nation of Gabon since the late 1980s has found elephants occurring in higher numbers than previously thought.

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Light 'em Up!  -  Holiday Lights Opens at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – November 17, 2021 – The holiday season is officially underway in New York City as Holiday Lights opened at the Bronx Zoo. Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny was joined by a representative from event sponsor Con Edison to officially flip the switch and bring the festivities to life. “As New York City continues to recover from the pandemic, the City is once again at the heart of the holiday season and festivities. Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo is a family tradition t...
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When the gavel came down on the 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, governments of nearly 200 countries agreed to a generally common understanding of the global climate crisis, along with some – though not all — of the means to combat it. 

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is encouraged by the recognition and emphasis on the role of nature-based solutions in the Draft COP26 Decision proposed by the UK Presidency.

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NEWS FROM CoP26: Scientists Issue New Climate Adaptation “Scorecard”

A new study, co-authored by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, offers a “scorecard” for climate adaptation projects – a set of 16 criteria that can be used to evaluate climate adaptation projects and inform their design. 

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