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COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Conservation Efforts Laid Bare in Latest PARKS Issue

A new special issue of PARKS, the journal of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, published today reveals massive impacts on global conservation efforts seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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WCS Statement on IUCN Recognition of Two Species of African Elephants

A recent note published in the journal Oryx – the International Journal of Conservation by the African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) of IUCN, officially recognizes two species of African elephant: the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) and forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis).

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Remote Video Show First Eggs of Royal Turtle Laid in Captivity in Cambodia

Seventy-one Royal Turtle eggs in five clutches were laid on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) early last week. 

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The Secret Lives of Tigers

A new study finds that tiger mothers in the Russian Far East tend to be stay-at-home moms, and when it comes time for kids to move out, they sometimes let a few of them hang around at home.

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For renewable energy projects, location is key to protect biodiversity - IUCN guidelines

By planning solar and wind renewable energy projects in areas with a lower conservation priority, project developers can avoid the most severe potential negative impacts on biodiversity, according to a new set of guidelines released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Biodiversity Consultancy and other partners.

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Reforesting project in Rwanda sees regrowth within a year — despite lockdown interruptions

Trillion Trees partner the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has proven the viability of Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) in degraded forest areas of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park – even during a pandemic.

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Birds and Rural Sprawl: New study finds that bird communities in two key landscapes react differently to “exurban” development
new study in the journal Diversity by researchers from Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) finds that bird communities in two rapidly developing rural landscapes react differently to increased “rural sprawl.”
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Top Security Experts Identify Ecological Disruption as a Major Security Threat  in a Landmark Report by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks
The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It.
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New Global Platform Connects Small-scale Fishers to Improve Sustainability, Livelihoods
A global coalition of partners working in and with small-scale fisheries has launched the Small-Scale Fisheries Resource and Collaboration Hub, or SSF Hub, a multilingual, interactive online platform to strengthen small-scale fisheries governance and community development. 
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WCS Supports Bi-Partisan Bill in US Senate to Prevent the Next Zoonotic Pandemic
A statement is from John F. Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society in support of reintroduction of a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Congress, which includes measures to prevent future zoonotic pandemics
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