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Global Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has Slowed
August 23, 2016 – The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.
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GUNS, NETS, AND BULLDOZERS: Three Quarters of the World’s Threatened Species are Imperiled from Agriculture, Land Conversion, Overharvesting

August 10, 2016 -- Less than a month away from the kick-off of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world’s threatened species are imperiled because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting their populations.

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Historic Declaration Signed To Ensure Protection of Amazon Basin
Lima, Peru (June 15, 2016) – More than a dozen institutions signed the historic Joint Statement for the Amazon Waters today at the Amazon Waters International Conference in Lima, marking an unprecedented commitment to collaboration in efforts to promote the integrity of the Amazon Basin, home to the largest continuous rainforest and most extensive freshwater ecosystem in the world.
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Achieving Fish Biomass Targets: The Key to Securing a Sustainable Future For The Western Indian Ocean’s Coral Reefs
May 5, 2016— Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Queensland, James Cook University, and Macquarie University have completed a massive study that will help communities and countries of the Western Indian Ocean measure and restore fish populations while identifying the best policies for achieving global sustainable and conservation targets.
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WOLVERINES! WCS Arctic Team Collaring Elusive Predators on Alaska’s North Slope

April 22, 2016 – A WCS-led research team, working in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has successfully placed satellite collars on two wolverines as part of a study to see how these elusive predators are faring on Alaska’s North Slope. 

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WCS-Managed Grant Program To Fund Wildlife Adaptations for Climate Change
March 31, 2016 –  A grant program managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society is exploring new methods for helping wildlife in the United States to adapt to rapidly shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.
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Feb. 25, 2016 – The following statement was issued by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper:

 

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SECOND HAND SMOKE: Nations That Produce Fewer Greenhouse Gases Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, Study Says
February 52016 – A new study by University of Queensland and WCS shows a dramatic global mismatch between nations producing the most greenhouse gases and the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
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STUDY: Some Climate Adaptations do More Harm Than Good
January 28, 2016 – Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study conducted by CSIRO, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland. 
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