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Alaska’s Little-Known Wood Bison Subject of New WCS Film

Just in time for National Bison Day on November 5th, WCS’s Arctic Beringia program has released a new film that follows 28 wood bison yearlings released in the Alaska wilderness.

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Extensive Wildlife Survey in Tanzania Confirms Elephant Recovery in Key African Wildlife Stronghold

Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) released the results of a second ever landscape wildlife survey confirming that elephant numbers have stabilized in an area that was amongst the hardest hit by ivory poachers in the last decade.

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WCS Helps Congo Key in on Critical Wild Areas for Conservation (English and French)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is building on its long-standing collaboration with the Republic of the Congo's government to work together to identify key biodiversity areas (KBAs) in a country incredibly rich in biodiversity.

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The Case of Latin America’s Mysterious Disappearing (and Reappearing) White-Lipped Peccaries

A collaborative study published in PLOS ONE,  documents the periodic disappearance (and reappearance) of white-lipped peccaries in nine countries in South and Central America.

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STUDY: Lagoons from the Arctic’s “Forgotten Coast” Teem with Fish and Birds, Vulnerable to Climate Change and Human Development

A new scientific review article led by WCS captures the unique and dynamic characteristics of coastal lagoon ecosystems in the Arctic Beringia Region, and discusses how climate change effects and human development could alter these habitats.

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Coffee with the Giant South American River Turtle (English, Portuguese, and Spanish)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will livestream on Sept. 27, 28, and 29th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) a great wonder of nature, from a river along the border between Brazil and Bolivia as thousands of giant South American river turtles (Podocnemis expansa) gather on sandbanks to lay hundreds of thousands of eggs.

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Forests of Mesoamerica’s Selva Maya are Staging an Inspiring Comeback (English and Spanish)

Mesoamerica’s Selva Maya, the epicenter of the ancient Maya Civilization and a vast protected area system covering parts of Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico, is making an inspiring comeback with forest cover returning and local people benefitting thanks to government, local partners and communities working together to curb illegal activities.

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A WCS Tribute to Gustavo Fonseca, Director of Programs for the Global Environment Facility

The Wildlife Conservation Society offers condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Gustavo Fonseca, Director of Programs for the Global Environment Facility, who died this week.

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City of New York Partners with WCS’s Eric Sanderson In Efforts to Make NYC More Resilient to Intense Rainfall

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida by announcing a suite of stormwater infrastructure initiatives aimed at making the city more resilient to extreme rainfall in the future -- including a partnership with Dr. Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS.

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The Republic of the Congo Announces the Creation of the Country's First Marine Protected Areas

The Congo Government, with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other organizations, officially announces the creation of the country’s first three Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), protecting marine resources and coastal habitats across more than 4,000 square kilometers (1,544 square miles) and representing 12.01 percent of Congo’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 

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