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WCS Welcomes Designation of Northeastern Central African Republic Protected Areas Complex and its Functional Landscape as a Biosphere Reserve (English and French)

The Northeastern Central African Republic Protected Areas Complex and its Functional Landscape is one of the 11 new biosphere reserves in the World Network.

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Wildlife Conservation Society and Avianca Join Forces to Prevent Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

Avianca and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) join forces to confront wildlife trafficking by signing an agreement that will not only strengthen the airline's actions in terms of prevention but will also draw upon the technical knowledge and experience of WCS in combating wildlife trafficking.

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Solution Search Announces 10 Finalists in its Wildlife Trafficking & Behavior Change Contest

Solution Search, a global crowdsourcing contest that spotlights local solutions to the world’s most challenging environmental problems, has announced the 10 finalists for the People’s Choice Award in its Solution Search: Changing Unsustainable Trade contest.

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To Succeed at Climate Adaptation, We Must Prioritize Ecological Integrity

A new perspective paper emphasizes the importance of considering ecological integrity in climate adaptation practice and offers recommendations for doing so.

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The following statement was issued today by Monica Medina, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, from the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact:

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Enhancing Forest Connectivity in the Colombian Andes (English and Spanish)

The steering committee of the Corporación Autónoma Regional de Risaralda (CARDER) has approved the expansion of the Cuchilla del San Juan Regional District of Integrated Management (DRMI).

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Coral Triangle Day ‘OceansNeedActions’ 2023: CTI-CFF New Action Plan and Trust Fund to Strengthen Regional and Local Commitment

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is thrilled to announce the celebration of Coral Triangle Day 2023, marking the beginning of the long-term ‘OceansNeedActions’ campaign.

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Reef Sharks are at a Much Higher Risk of Extinction than Previously Thought

A new study, featuring more than 150 researchers worldwide, including Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists who collected data at WCS programs in Mesoamerica, South East Asia, Melanesia and East Africa, says overfishing is driving reef sharks toward extinction.

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WCS Honors Head of GEF, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, for His Lifelong Achievements for Biodiversity

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) tonight at its gala at Central Park Zoo honored Carlos Manuel Rodríguez for his life-long dedication fighting for nature in his homeland of Costa Rica and now for the world as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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A Tribute to Dr. Roger Payne 1935-2023

The following tribute to Dr. Roger Payne, who died June 10, was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society:

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