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WCS Welcomes the Launch of the ‘Protecting Our Planet Challenge’
The following statement was released today by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper upon the announcement of the new groundbreaking “Protecting Our Planet Challenge” and its $5 billion commitment toward protecting and conserving 30 percent of the planet by 2030
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Private Funders of the New ‘Protecting Our Planet Challenge’ Announce $5 Billion Commitment to Protect and Conserve 30% of Planet by 2030
Nine organizations have joined together to pledge $5 billion over the next 10 years to support the creation, expansion, management and monitoring of protected and conserved areas of land, inland water and sea, working with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, civil society and governments. This marks the largest private funding commitment ever to biodiversity conservation.
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WCS GALA 2021 TO HONOR BUSINESSMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST  DAVID BONDERMAN
New York, NY – On Thursday, September 23, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will host its annual gala, this year honoring businessman and philanthropist David Bonderman for his dedication to conservation causes, particularly protecting Africa’s parks and wildlife through anti-poaching and wildlife anti-trafficking efforts. Taking place at the Central Park Zoo, the evening will celebrate WCS’s impact on protecting the planet’s most ecologically important wild places ...
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Super-Cool Gulper Eel iPhone Case, Toucan Clocks, and Giant Squid Shower Curtains Support WCS’s Archives
The new WCS Archives Shop has arrived featuring historical artwork from WCS’s Department of Tropical Research (DTR), which operated from 1916 to 1965.
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European Union, WCS and CCAD to Support Conserving the Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica (English and Spanish)

The European Union will support WCS’s Five Great Forests initiative, a successful collaboration to protect Mesoamerica’s five largest forests—the last remaining intact forests from Mexico to Colombia critical to the region’s people, culture, biodiversity, economic health, and resilience to climate change.

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WCS Welcomes Announcement that the European Union will Double its External Funding for Biodiversity, in Particular for the Most Vulnerable Countries
WCS EU welcomes today’s announcement of President von der Leyen that the European Union will double its external funding for biodiversity, in particular for the most vulnerable countries.
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A WCS Tribute Upon the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
ON THE EVE OF THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11, we have issued a message remembering those we lost and all who responded on that day and through the years at home and abroad.
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Boo at the Zoo Tradition Returns to Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – Sept. 9, 2021 – Boo at the Zoo is a fall tradition at the Bronx Zoo and the seasonal celebration it is returning for 2021. The Halloween-themed event is a family favorite for New Yorkers that marks the beginning of fall with activities for all ages. Boo at the Zoo begins Saturday October 2 and will run on Saturdays and Sundays through October 31 (including Monday, October 11). Outdoor activities will include traditional favorites such as the popular professional pumpkin c...
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SMART Technology Transforms Conservation at Over 1,000 of the  World's Most Important Biodiversity Sites
A team of conservationists is launching a major upgrade to SMART - the world’s leading protected area management tool helping conservation practitioners in 70 countries to collect, interpret and use information to make decisions and inform strategies over time with reliable, quantitative data.
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Two WCS Conservationists Elected to IUCN Council
Conservationists meeting in person and virtually at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress have elected two WCS scientists to IUCN’s 2021-2025 Council.
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