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Bronx Zoo Announces Holiday Gift Guide for Animal Lovers
Bronx, NY – Cyber Monday, November 30, 2020 –– The holiday season is officially underway with the public opening of Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo, and the much anticipated release of the 2020 edition of the annual Bronx Zoo Holiday Gift Guide. 2020 may be the year of the virtual gift, and the Bronx Zoo has offerings that will engage and excite animal lovers of all ages. The new Virtual Membership will include exclusive behind-the-scenes content led by Bronx Zoo Director Jim B...
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Jaguar North America Teams up With WCS to Raise Awareness for International Jaguar Day
International Jaguar Day, marked each year on November 29, recognizes the magnificence of the jaguar and the need to protect it from extinction. Today, Jaguar North America, LLC announced its efforts to help raise awareness for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to protect this mighty big cat of the Americas.
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The World’s Rarest Corals are not Currently Being Protected Against Climate Change, Says New Study
Diversifying the world’s portfolio of protected coral reefs is critical to safeguarding biodiversity for our oceans, says a 27-year study of Kenyan corals out now in the Journal of the International Coral Reef Society. Scientists emphasize that rather than continuing to protect the most charismatic and well-recognized corals and habitats, we must “spread our risk” by protecting a more diverse mosaic of reef habitats. Conserving uncommon coral varieties by establishing protected...
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HOPE AND JAGUARS:  WCS Celebrates International Jaguar Day
To commemorate International Jaguar Day on Sunday, November 29th, WCS is announcing a webinar of top jaguar experts to discuss conservation opportunities and threats facing the Americas only big cat species. 
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A new initiative involving 20 of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, today issued an unprecedented joint declaration to the G20 calling for urgent action to invest in nature to protect biodiversity, reduce the risk of future pandemics, and safeguard the long-term well-being and security of current and future human generations.

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WCS Ecuador Publishes Manual for SMART

WCS Ecuador, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Ecuador (MAAE), published the "Manual for the implementation of a tool to strengthen the control and surveillance in Protected Areas," which will be distributed among the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) personnel.


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Bronx Zoo Flips the Switch to Open Holiday Lights

The Bronx Zoo officially flipped the switch on Holiday Lights 2020 which will run on select dates November 20 to January 10, bringing New Yorkers much-needed joy for the winter season. Tickets for Holiday Lights must be purchased in advance and are now available online.

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Protect Wildlife. Protect Us.™
WCS has created a powerful 30-second PSA, narrated by award-winning actress, director and artist Lucy Liu, to raise awareness and spark action to advance legislation to prevent future pandemics. 
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WCS will hold a virtual press conference following a two-day event held in conjunction with the German Federal Foreign Office: “One Planet, One Health, One Future: Moving Forward in a Post COVID-19 World.” 
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New Study Addresses Gender Inequality in Fisheries
A new study co-led by Sangeeta Mangubhai, Director of WCS’s Fiji Program, examines an emerging issue in fisheries management: gender inclusion and equality.
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