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Report details efforts to conserve and protect the country’s protected area and its people NEW YORK (December 29, 2011) — In a recent ceremony in the National Palace in Guatemala City, staff of the Wildlife Conservation Society presented Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of Guatemala, and other high-level officials with the “State of the Maya Biosphere Reserve,” a report detailing the successes of, and current threats to, the country’s largest protected area. With the assistance of ...

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Executive director of WCS-Canada Justina Ray discusses how changes to the landscape and climate of the far north affect its iconic caribou herds, and what we can do to safeguard these beloved Yuletide symbols.

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A new video narrated by Edward Norton aims to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Iraq and Afghanistan by informing U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying wildlife products while stationed overseas.

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Researchers find that fishery closures in Belize’s Glover’s Reef help barracudas, groupers, and other predatory fish recover while the parrotfish and other herbivores essential for reef recovery still need more protection.

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Latest initiative implores soldiers to cross illegal wildlife products off the holiday gift list, outlines costs to career, mission, and security   NEW YORK (December 22, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced the release of Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq and Afghanistan—a new video aimed at informing U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying illegal wildlife products when deployed or stationed overseas. The video, seen ...

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But Herbivorous Fish Needed for Reef Recovery Still Lagging14-year study finds need for increased protections for parrotfish and other herbivores in marine reserves NEW YORK (December 21, 2011) —A 14-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover’s Reef, Belize has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species. However, such closures have resulted in only minimal increases in herbivorous fi...

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1,000 jaguars live in the vast bi-national Gran Chaco Jaguar Conservation Unit spanning southern Bolivia and northern Paraguay NEW YORK (December 21, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released today a dramatic photo of a female jaguar and her two cubs near the Isoso Station of the Santa Cruz-Puerto Suarez Gas Pipeline in Kaa Iya National Park in Bolivia. The adult jaguar, nicknamed Kaaiyana, has been seen with her cubs in the area for over a month; though WCS conser...

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WCS paper says climate change, increased human development lead list of threats From mighty caribou to tiny hummingbirds, by air and land, migrations of many species at risk BOZEMAN, MT (December 20, 2011) –The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced the release of a report sounding an alarm to an emerging conservation crisis – the loss of great American wildlife migrations. The paper looks at the most spectacular migrations of the western United State...

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From mighty caribou to tiny hummingbirds, by air and by land, many of the great American wildlife migrations are at risk.

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Video camera traps in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex show amazing scenes of tigers, elephants, clouded leopards and other rare wildlife prowling about, alive and well. The footage offers a hopeful sign for conservationists, whose efforts to save the region’s wildlife are clearly paying off.

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