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Nouabalé-Ndoki Becomes First Certified Gorilla Friendly (TM) National Park

Republic of Congo’s Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park receives global conservation Gorilla FriendlyTM certification, which guarantees the application of best practices in all gorilla-related operations, from tourism to research, to safeguard the wellbeing of the primates and ensure active support for and from the park’s neighboring communities.

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USAID and Partners Officially Launch Project Activities to Advance the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), September 22, 2023 – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Government of Democratic Republic of the Congo and local authorities, implementing partners and communities, held an official launch ceremony after the signing the agreement in January at the Fleuve Congo Hotel in Kinshasa, on September 22, 2023. This was an opportu...
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WCS Rehabilitates Drinking Water Boreholes in Three Communities in Nigeria’s Cross River State

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has transferred four boreholes rehabilitated under the Watershed Protection for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to three communities in Cross River State. 


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New Study Shows Conservation Benefits Beyond Protected Areas

As global marine biodiversity continues to decline, efforts to curb and reverse such losses and conserve our oceans are growing. A new study helps quantify how.

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Major Conservation Alliance Launches ‘More Trees, Fewer Cows’ Initiative to Safeguard Biological and Cultural Diversity of Mesoamerica

In a joint effort to safeguard the biological and cultural diversity of the Mesoamerican region, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Re:wild, and the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB) announced the “More Trees, Fewer Cows” initiative during Climate Week New York. This unprecedented alliance aims to raise awareness and take strong action against illegal cattle ranching activities in Indigenous territories and protected areas.

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Announcing a New Direct Access Fund for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Protecting Forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Rainforest Foundation Norway (RfN) are working with Indigenous People and local organizations to launch the first-ever direct access fund for Indigenous Peoples and local communities to protect forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

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New evidence from rare underwater climate refuges gives more hope for coral reefs in a warming world

Despite widespread news about recent mass coral bleaching events, new science from WCS says there is still time to save coral reefs, if we act quickly.

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With Increasing Human-Shark Encounters, What’s Actually Happening with Shark Populations in New York Waters?

It seems logical to assume that if more people are encountering sharks in New York area waters, it is because there are more sharks. But as a new article in the Journal of Fish Biology points out, lack of information about shark populations makes it difficult to determine how local shark populations are changing.

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’Tis the Season (Almost)! NYC’s Must-See Holiday Tradition, Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights, Will Return in November With New Lanterns and Interactive Light Experiences

When the sun goes down, the lights will begin to shine as Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights returns. With nearly 400 lanterns representing 100 animal and plant species, this family-friendly tradition, presented by Con Edison, connects visitors with real wildlife and wild places throughout the holiday season.

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WCS Is Among Founding Members of the Newly Launched ‘Nature Positive Initiative’

Twenty-seven of the world’s largest nature conservation organizations, institutes, business and finance coalitions have come together to launch a new initiative aimed at driving alignment around the definition, integrity and use of the term “nature positive” and supporting broader, longer-term efforts to deliver nature-positive outcomes.

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