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Global Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has Slowed
August 23, 2016 – The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.

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WCS Brazil Launches Pantanal Science to Bridge Gap Between Researchers & Communities

August 19, 2016 – Seeking to bridge the gap between scientists and the public, WCS Brazil and its collaborators have published Ciência Pantanal (Pantanal Science), a new scientific journal designed to inform rural communities of the latest in environmental studies and issues.

 

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WILDLIFE CRIMEFIGHTING BREAKTHROUGH: New ranger patrol method shows major improvements in detection of illegal activities

August 17, 2016 – A team of scientists from WCS, University of York, and Uganda Wildlife Authority have developed a new method of detecting illegal activities in protected areas by as much as 250 percent. 

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GUNS, NETS, AND BULLDOZERS: Three Quarters of the World’s Threatened Species are Imperiled from Agriculture, Land Conversion, Overharvesting

August 10, 2016 -- Less than a month away from the kick-off of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world’s threatened species are imperiled because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting their populations.

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WCS Chile’s Education Program For Conservation Among the Best Environmental Projects in Latin America
July 27, 2016 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the WCS Chile program has been nominated for the 2016 Latinoamérica Verde Awards, an event that recognizes work to address the most critical environmental issues of the region since 2013.

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New Book Focuses on Importance on Indian Forests for Wildlife
July 6, 2016 – India’s protected areas are at a crossroads, and a new book by top Indian scientists provides a roadmap on the way forward.

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The Snow Leopard – World’s Most Mysterious Big Cat – May Be More Common than Thought
July 5, 2016 – The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied – and therefore poorly understood – of the large cats. No longer.

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One of Africa's Most Biodiverse Regions Protected
June 23, 2016 – The Itombwe Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most biodiverse sites, had its boundaries formally approved today by the Provincial Governor – a critical step in establishing and ensuring the effective protection of this important site. 

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Most Biodiverse Countries Spending the Least on Conservation, Study Finds

June 20, 2016—Countries that contain most of the world’s species biodiversity are also spending the least on a per-person basis to protect these natural assets, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland. The authors also noted that spending appears to be associated with the country’s social and governance organization. 

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Imperiled Gorilla Gets Much-Needed Good News
June 16, 2016 – A new report released by WCS and partners shows how to successfully stem the decline for an imperiled gorilla sub-species hanging on in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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