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 The Illegal Wildlife Trade and Decent Work

The following statement was given today by John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science at the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon:

 

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March 31--WCS Wins Swiss Re Foundation’s International ReSource Award For Sustainable Watershed Management in Brazil’s Pantanal
The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation’s prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil’s Pantanal, one of the world’s largest tropical wetlands.
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The following statement from WCS Scientist, Colorado State University Faculty Affiliate, and Nature in the City Initiative member Sarah Reed, was issued today in response to the adoption of the Nature in the City Strategic Plan by the Fort Collins City Council:

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March 20 -- WCS Ebola Work Featured in Washington Post
WCS’s Wildlife Health & Health Policy Program was the subject of an in-depth front-page article in the March 20th edition of the Washington Post
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WCS’s Queens Zoo is accepting applications for its volunteer program. 

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WCS To Hold 7th Annual WCS Run for the Wild tm At the Bronx Zoo
Bronx, N.Y. – March 17, 2015 – The 2015 WCS Run for the Wild is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate in the annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo.
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March 17--Wildlife Conservation Society’s Krithi Karanth Named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum has selected Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, an Associate Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, as a 2015 Young Global Leader (YGL). The prestigious honour was announced today and recognizes Dr. Karanth as one of 187 distinguished leaders below the age of 40 from around the world.
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March 12 -- New in Journal Science: A Guidebook for Ecosystem Services
A team of investors, development organizations, conservationists, economists, and ecologists have published in the journalScience six natural science principles to ensure success of Payments for Ecosystem Services, mechanisms that have helped preserve carbon stocks stored in Madagascar’s rainforests, maintain wildlife populations important for tourism in Tanzania, and protect watersheds in France by working with local farmers. 
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The following testimony was submitted today by Sara Marinello, WCS Executive Director of Government and Community Affairs, before the Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Environment:

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The following testimony was submitted today by Dr. James Deutsch, WCS Vice President of Conservation Strategy, before the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife committee:
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