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AMERICAN ICON: Congress Passes Bill to Make Bison Our National Mammal
April 27, 2016 –The Vote Bison Coalition is proud to celebrate the House and Senate passage of the National Bison Legacy Act, which when signed by the President will officially make bison the National Mammal of the United States.

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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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Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network Welcomes WCS-Argentina and First Certified Wool Producers From Peninsula Valdés.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina (March 11, 2016)– The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN), a global community dedicated to developing and promoting products and tourism that contribute to the conservation of threatened wildlife and to the economic vitality of rural landscapes, is pleased to announce the awarding of Wildlife Friendly® Certification for “Merino Peninsula Valdés” to the Wildlife Conservation Society-Argentina (WCS) program, “Patagonian Fibers with a Conscience”.  

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Endangered Tiger Killed in Myanmar Came from Thailand
MARCH 9, 2016 - Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) say that a tiger killed on Feb 25th in Myanmar came from a protected area in neighboring Thailand that currently hosts between 60 and 70 tigers.

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Central American Megaflyover to Measure Impacts of Humans & Cows in Largest Remaining Rainforests
March 3, 2016—With support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have embarked on an ambitious plane-based survey to gauge the influence of humans and their livestock on the largest remaining forests in Central America.

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Vote for Critically Endangered Lemurs Of Madagascar in Online Contest
March 1, 2016—Want to help save two critically endangered lemur species in Madagascar with your smartphone or mouse? Here’s your chance to make a difference.

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New Book on How to Save Forest Elephants Published as Extinction Crisis Deepens
January 19, 2016—A newly published book focused on promoting research and conservation methods and strategies for the African forest elephant arrives at a crucial time for this species, which is being decimated by poaching, habitat loss, and other threats, according to authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)  and other organizations.

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Scientists Discover Nursery Ground for Sand Tiger Sharks In Long Island’s Great South Bay
NEW YORK - January 5, 2016 - Scientists and veterinarians working for WCS’s New York Aquarium have discovered something noteworthy in the near shore waters of Long Island’s Great South Bay: a nursery ground for the sand tiger shark, a fearsome-looking but non-aggressive fish.

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Zambia’s COMACO Turns to Tablet Technology To Monitor Sustainable Harvests & Wildlife Protection
December 30, 2015—Members of the sustainable farming cooperative located in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia are going hi-tech in the ongoing work to combine food security with wildlife conservation, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). 

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Tacana Indigenous People of Bolivia Win Prestigious Equator Prize
PARIS - December 10, 2015 – Bolivia’s Tacana indigenous council has been awarded the Equator Prize for its efforts to reduce deforestation. For 14 years, the group has worked in the Madidi landscape to implement a community-based land-use vision for their ancestral territory.

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