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“Forest to Table”: a Focus on Bushmeat in Central Africa in Nat Geo Latest Issue

The June 2023 issue of National Geographic devotes 24 pages to the complex issue of bushmeat consumption in the Congo Basin, and highlights WCS initiatives that address the worrying threat of the soaring urban demand for wild protein.

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Conservationists Propose “Global Conservation Basic Income”  To Safeguard Biodiversity

Publishing in the journal Nature Sustainability, a team of conservationists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society say that providing a “Conservation Basic Income” (CBI) – of $5.50 per day to all residents of protected areas in low- and middle-income countries would cost less than annual subsidies given to fossil fuels and other environmentally harmful industries.

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First-Ever A.I. Algorithm Correctly Estimates Fish Stocks

For the first time, a newly published artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm is allowing researchers to quickly and accurately estimate coastal fish stocks without ever entering the water.

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La Paz, Bolivia Wins “City Nature Challenge” for Second Consecutive Year Counting 5,300 Species in its Greater Metro Area

For the second year in a row, La Paz, Bolivia won the City Nature Challenge, a global event where people photograph biodiversity in and around cities across the globe.

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Study Shows Oil and Gas Infrastructure Hurting Nesting Birds  In Globally Important Breeding Area in Arctic Alaska

A new WCS-led study that analyzed 17 years of migratory bird-nesting data in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, revealed that nest survival decreased significantly near high-use oil and gas infrastructure and its related noise, dust, traffic, air pollution, and other disturbances.

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WCS Co-Produces New Bison Documentary with Alutiiq Community of Old Harbor, Alaska

WCS’s Arctic Beringia Program has co-produced a new feature-length documentary film with Tribal partners in the community of Old Harbor, Alaska, titled “The Herd.”

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STUDY: One Health Surveillance in Viet Nam Highlights Hotspots for Viral Disease Emergence and Calls for One Health Action

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) identified a viral hotspot in Viet Nam where bat roosting sites, bat guano harvesting, and pig farms are all in close proximity.

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First Lion Seen in National Park After Twenty-Year Absence

A team of conservationists from the Government of Chad and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a stunning image taken by a remote camera of a healthy female lion from Sena Oura National Park in Chad, where the big cats haven’t been seen in nearly two decades.

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WCS Rights +Communities Executive Director, Sushil Raj, Attends United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The following statement was submitted by Sushil Raj, WCS Executive Director of Rights + Communities, at the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues Twenty-Second Session. The statement was submitted under the Permanent Forum’s theme “Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health, and climate change: a rights-based approach.”

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WCS will hold a media briefing featuring a panel of experts discussing High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that is currently wreaking havoc around the world and is the largest known outbreak since scientists have begun tracking the disease.

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