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New Standard in China Launched for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risk Management

A Standard for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risks Management recently launched in Kaihua, Zhejiang Province located in China’s Yangtze River Delta.

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Monica P. Medina, First US Diplomat Designated to Advocate for Global Biodiversity,  Named President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (English, French & Spanish)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that Monica P. Medina, the first diplomat in the U.S. designated to advocate for global biodiversity, has been named WCS President and CEO, effective June 1, 2023.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society welcomes the Vatican’s statement on March 30, 2023 renouncing the “doctrine of discovery.”

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In Memoriam: Éric Rama Doungous, Ecoguard Team Leader, WCS CAR En mémoire: RAMA DOUNGOUS Éric, Chef d’équipe (Ecogarde) WCS-RCA

The Wildlife Conservation Society Central African Republic Program is deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Éric Rama Doungous, Ecoguard team leader and head of the Base Vie location in Bamingui. He died Monday, March 20, after he and his team, on patrol in the western sector of Bamingui-Bangoran National Park, were ambushed by armed bandits.

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20 Royal Turtles Released Into Their Natural Habitat

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with Mandai Nature and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), released 20 critically endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province's Sre Ambel district.

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Study Confirms Norway-Sized Swath of Mountain Forest Lost Between 2001-2018

A WCS-coauthored study reveals that global mountain forests – critically important to wildlife – are vanishing at an accelerating rate with an area twice the size of Norway lost between 2001-2018.

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Colombia's National Natural Park  Sierra Nevada de Santana Marta has Expanded (English and Spanish)

WCS Colombia celebrates the expansion of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, a process initiated by the Arhuaco and Kogui Indigenous Peoples for the protection of their ancestral territory.

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Dr. Luthando Dziba Joins WCS as East Africa, Madagascar &Western Indian Ocean Regional Director

On April 1, 2023, Dr. Luthando Dziba is joining the Wildlife Conservation Society as its East Africa, Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean Regional Director, based in Kigali

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WCS Celebrates World Wildlife Day and 50 Years of CITES

The Wildlife Conservation Society is recognizing World Wildlife Day, March 3, 2023, with a video featuring a message from WCS’s Interim President and CEO Robb Menzi.

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The following statement is by Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President of Internation Policy, addressing the 4th meeting of the International Negotiating Body (INB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of drafting and negotiating a convention, agreement, or instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

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