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Penguin Awareness Day: Celebrating Dee Boersma’s 40 Years of Studying Penguins

Dr. Dee Boersma, a professor at the University of Washington, USA, has been studying Magellanic penguins for 40 years with support from WCS

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VIDEO: WCS Scientists Document World’s Largest Hatching of Baby Turtles (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released incredible video footage showing hundreds of thousands of baby giant South American river turtles (Podocnemis expansa) recently emerging from nesting beaches along the Guaporé/Inténez River along the border of Brazil and Bolivia.

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Study: Over 330 Fish Species – up to 35 New to Science – Found in Bolivian National Park (English and Spanish)

The number of fish species recorded in Madidi National Park and Natural Integrated Management Area (PNANMI), Bolivia has doubled to a staggering 333 species – with as many as 35 species new to science – according of a study conducted as part of the Identidad Madidi expedition led by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Marine Conservation Simon Cripps, from the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15:

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WCS News Statement: UN Biodiversity Summit CoP15 Update

The following update was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the start of the second and final phase of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15) in Montreal which opens Dec. 7.

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WCS is holding a virtual media briefing on Thursday, December 1st, 8AM ET in advance of CBD CoP15 in Montreal Canada.

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News From COP27 Climate Conference: European Union announces EUR 25.5 M investment in Mesoamerica’s Five Great Forests (English and Spanish)

The European Union (EU) announced a 25.5 million euro investment in the protection and sustainable use of the Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica, and the Indigenous Peoples and local communities that risk their lives as their frontline defenders.

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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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