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May 05, 2015
May 5--Lafaza and WCS Announce New Partnership For Sustainable Vanilla and Clove Production Around Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park
Lafaza and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today announced the launch of a new partnership to work with communities to expand environmentally sustainable vanilla and clove production around the Makira Natural Park in Madagascar’s northeast. The partnership will support more than 1,900 households to produce high-quality vanilla and cloves that will be destined for international buyers in the United States and abroad.
December 12, 2014
Congress Enacts New Protections for Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana
BOZEMAN (December 12, 2014) – In response to landmark protections of the Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana enacted by today’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, WCS’s North America Program Executive Director Dr. Jodi Hilty stated: “The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the passage of two provisions to the bill, which will help safeguard two critically important wild lands in Montana and the iconic wildli...
November 18, 2014
MEDIA STATEMENT: World Heritage Sites Must be Fully Protected
Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President, International Policy WCS Works Globally to Maintain the Integrity of 32 World Heritage Natural Sites Sydney, Australia (November 18, 2014)— The Wildlife Conservation Society and eight leading international conservation organizations (African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy, The WILD Foundation, WWF, and the Zool...
November 11, 2014
MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND EVENTS WITH WCS EXPERTS AT THE IUCN WORLD PARKS CONGRESS
WCS at IUCN World Parks CongressNovember 12-19, 2014Sydney, Australia SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, NOV. 11, 2014 – The following events will be taking place during the IUCN World Parks Congress with experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society. On-site, please contact John Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org; text 1-347-675-2294) or Mary Dixon (email@example.com; text 1-347-840-1242) to discuss any of these presentations or to schedule an interview. To learn more go to wpc.wcs.org or follow @TheWCS Breaking Topics to...
November 05, 2014
A Fraction of Global Military Spending Could Save the Planet’s Biodiversity, Say Experts
Only One in Four Protected Areas is Well Managed Gland, Switzerland, 6 November 2014 – A fundamental step-change involving an increase in funding and political commitment is urgently needed to ensure that protected areas deliver their full conservation, social and economic potential, according to an article published today in Nature by experts from Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). The paper, The performance ...
February 12, 2014
Madagascar Sells First Forest Carbon Credits to Microsoft
Carbon credit sale will protect Madagascar's most wildlife-rich forest, support local communities, and fight climate change WCS and Government of Madagascar created the Makira REDD+ Project to prevent the release of 32.5 million metric tons of carbon NEW YORK (February 12, 2014) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the Government of Madagascar has approved carbon sales with Microsoft and its carbon offset partner, The CarbonNeutral Company, and Zoo Zurich. The carbon credit ...
February 05, 2014
Whales and Human-Related Activities Overlap in African Waters
WCS-led satellite tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries Half of monitored animals unexpectedly travel north of coastal Gabon, perhaps toward an unknown breeding ground for humpbacks NEW YORK (February 5, 2014)—Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off the coast of western...
December 27, 2013
Alberta’s Heritage of Wildlife & Headwaters Up for Grabs
John Weaver, Senior Conservation Scientist with WCS-Canada, warns that the Alberta government’s draft Regional Plan for the South Saskatchewan, which would establish new Wildland Parks in about a quarter of the area, will be inadequate to conserving its vulnerable fish and wildlife populations and sources of precious water that are cherished by southern Albertans.
November 12, 2013
Alberta Plan Fails to Protect Headwater Havens for Vulnerable Wildlife
WCS Canada Analysis Calls for More Protection across Southern Canadian Rockies of AlbertaGrizzly bear, wolverine, and native trout ranked as “highly” vulnerable to loss of habitat security and climate change TORONTO (November 12, 2013) Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) scientists said today that the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan released recently by the Alberta government falls far short of protecting vulnerable fish and wildlife populations and headwater sources of pre...
July 17, 2013
Protecting and Connecting Headwater Havens
WCS Canada Report Calls for More Protection for Vulnerable Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as “highly” vulnerable to fractured landscapes and climate change Download report at www.wcscanada.org. TORONTO (July 17, 2013) A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) calls for the designation of new Wildland Provincial Parks in the Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta to protect v...
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