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HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING FOR RANGERS: A new training manual available for trainers and rangers (English and French)

On the occasion of World Ranger Day, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners Amani Protection LAB and CEDAMM (Dr Alphonse Mackanga Missandzou Educational Complex) are proud to release Africa’s first publicly available, extensive human rights training manual for protected area rangers. 

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Diverse Coalition of Organizations Brings Unity and Focus  to Recover Tigers and their Habitats by 2034

As Tiger Range Countries launch a new 12-year range-wide recovery plan for tigers, released today in conjunction with Global Tiger Day, a diverse group of tiger conservation organizations and multilateral agencies announced a coalition to support those countries in realizing their long-term tiger conservation ambitions and delivering impact for nature and people from the local to the global levels.

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Wildlife Conservation Society and Avianca Join Forces to Prevent Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

Avianca and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) join forces to confront wildlife trafficking by signing an agreement that will not only strengthen the airline's actions in terms of prevention but will also draw upon the technical knowledge and experience of WCS in combating wildlife trafficking.

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Solution Search Announces 10 Finalists in its Wildlife Trafficking & Behavior Change Contest

Solution Search, a global crowdsourcing contest that spotlights local solutions to the world’s most challenging environmental problems, has announced the 10 finalists for the People’s Choice Award in its Solution Search: Changing Unsustainable Trade contest.

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To Succeed at Climate Adaptation, We Must Prioritize Ecological Integrity

A new perspective paper emphasizes the importance of considering ecological integrity in climate adaptation practice and offers recommendations for doing so.

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Enhancing Forest Connectivity in the Colombian Andes (English and Spanish)

The steering committee of the Corporación Autónoma Regional de Risaralda (CARDER) has approved the expansion of the Cuchilla del San Juan Regional District of Integrated Management (DRMI).

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Coral Triangle Day ‘OceansNeedActions’ 2023: CTI-CFF New Action Plan and Trust Fund to Strengthen Regional and Local Commitment

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is thrilled to announce the celebration of Coral Triangle Day 2023, marking the beginning of the long-term ‘OceansNeedActions’ campaign.

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WCS Honors Head of GEF, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, for His Lifelong Achievements for Biodiversity

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) tonight at its gala at Central Park Zoo honored Carlos Manuel Rodríguez for his life-long dedication fighting for nature in his homeland of Costa Rica and now for the world as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Release of “Bushmeat,” a Book Promoting a Holistic Approach to Wild Meat in Central Africa, Supports WCS Vision

Democratic Republic of Congo expert Theodore Trefon published "Bushmeat: Culture, economy and conservation in Central Africa," supporting WCS’s ‘From the Forest to the Fork’ conceptual framework for a more holistic approach to bushmeat to understand its consumption and the threats it poses to biodiversity

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COMIFAC Countries Convene Workshop on the Implementation of Target 3 of Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (English and French)

The Executive Secretariat of the Central African Forest Commission (or Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale - COMIFAC) organized on June 5 and 6, 2023 in Kigali the Sub-regional Workshop of the COMIFAC countries to “understand the status, gaps and needs for implementation of Target 3 of Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.” 

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