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HOPE AND JAGUARS:  WCS Celebrates International Jaguar Day
To commemorate International Jaguar Day on Sunday, November 29th, WCS is announcing a webinar of top jaguar experts to discuss conservation opportunities and threats facing the Americas only big cat species. 
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WCS Ecuador Publishes Manual for SMART

WCS Ecuador, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Ecuador (MAAE), published the "Manual for the implementation of a tool to strengthen the control and surveillance in Protected Areas," which will be distributed among the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) personnel.


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Statement on the WCS US Policy Agenda
The following statement was released by Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society:
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WCS Avian Conservation Work is Part of New Arctic Animal Movement Archive

WCS’s long-term conservation work on migratory birds in the Arctic is part of a new archive of animal tracking studies designed to facilitate future collaboration and analysis of animal movements in one of the earth’s most rapidly changing landscapes.

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WCS and Partners Issue Ten-Year Report Card for Cambodia’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report today showing a ten-year population trend for 13 key wildlife species found in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS), Cambodia’s most biodiverse protected area.

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New Paper in Journal Science Says Tackling the Shocking Decline in Nature Needs a ‘Safety Net’ of Multiple Goals
With the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) recently announcing that none of its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2020 has been reached, a new paper in the journal Science, led by a team of Earth Commission scientists, outlines how the next generation of biodiversity goals should be designed.
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WCS and CONAP Release 26 Young Scarlet Macaws into Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve (English and Spanish)

WCS’s Guatemala program released images and video showing the dramatic release of 26 young scarlet macaws (Ara macao) into Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR).

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Global Review Finds that Many Countries Get Failing Grades When it Comes to Protecting Nature
An international team of scientists has issued a global report card for the countries of the world on their conservation commitments made under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ten years ago. Many are failing. Reporting their results in the journal Nature, the team led by the University of Queensland, WCS and 14 other international organizations, conducted a global review of area-based conservation efforts, including both protected areas and other effective area-based conservation me...
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Scientists Discover Rare Bright Spot for Corals
A team of scientists have discovered that a large area in the Indo-Pacific known as the “Coral Triangle” is surprisingly resistant to thermal stress from climate change, making it a sanctuary for corals amid the ongoing climate crisis.
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Make Way for Extremely Rare Ducklings
WCS Cambodia released an image of an endangered white-winged duckling (Asacornis scutulata) the moment it left its nest in a tree cavity with its mother at its side. The duckling is believed to be one of five fledglings conservationists have been tracking in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear province.  Khean and his team installed camera traps at the nest site to capture as much information as possible with little disturbance. These ducks prefer to nest in cavities of mature...
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