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Research will better inform land-use planning and development process SARANAC LAKE, NY (June 23, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program (WCS) announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two WCS scientists, Dr. Heidi Kretser and Dr. Michale Glennon, a four-year, $350,000.00 grant to study the impacts that exurban development has on wildlife in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York and in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in southweste...
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WCS ecologist and author Jerry Jenkins receives Adirondack Achievement Award   SARANAC LAKE, NY (May 20, 2011) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced that WCS Ecologist Jerry Jenkins has received the Adirondack Achievement Award— given to those demonstrating leadership in making significant contributions to the long-term sustainability of the Adirondack Park. Jenkins has ...
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Patience: It’s the Snake’s Game We understand the interest in this story and that everyone wants us to find the missing snake. Right now, it’s the snake’s game. At this point, it’s just like fishing; you put the hook in the water and wait. Our best strategy is patience, allowing her time to come out of hiding. We remain confident that the snake is contained within the Reptile House. When we discovered the snake was missing on Friday, we immediately secured the building and conducted a search of...
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WCS researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future“Stress Test” creates hope for one of the world’s centers of marine biodiversity NEW YORK (March 22, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a “stress test” for coral reefs as a means of identifying and prioritizing areas that are most likely to survive bleaching events and other climate change factors.  The researchers say that these “reefs of hope” are p...
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From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
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Linking artists, scientists and other professionals Karukinka Natural Park will host a one-week workshop on the topics of conservation, land use and management, and the relationship between art and the task of preservationDecember 6, 2010 - Santiago, Chile – initiated by the curator Camila Marambio, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society Chile, Essay N°1 is a one-week workshop that will take place from February 14th to 21st, 2011 at Karukinka Natural Park, in the extreme localit...
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QDDR assesses how well State Department and USAID funds work together to support America’s interests abroad NEW YORK (December 17, 2010) – The Obama administration released its Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) of the overall U.S. foreign assistance strategy and implementation. The review, one and a half years in the making, proposed several changes that indicate better support within the government for the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),...
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Adoption of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism will help spur further action to conserve world's forests WCS: Much more work to be done in Durban NEW YORK (December 14, 2010) – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) climate policy experts praised the agreement reached at the United Nations climate change talks in Cancún, Mex...
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As negotiators from around the world gather for the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference, WCS climate policy experts are urging progress on the strategy known as REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

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Will the Cancún climate talks lead to a concrete commitment to REDD+? Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is a key component in any climate agreement Wildlife Conservation Society: Talks need to result in a REDD+ decision NEW YORK  (December 3, 2010) – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) climate policy experts are available to comment on current efforts to agree on a global solution to climate change as ...
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