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Current Strategic Plan for Biodiversity is Failing, Scientist Says in Journal Nature

Prioritizing and tracking the protection of countries’ ecosystems – from wetlands to reefs to forests and more – is critical to protecting Earth’s biodiversity.

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A Cheat Sheet for the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS CoP13)

The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS CoP13) is taking place in Gandhinagar, India, from February 15 to 22, 2020.

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Blowing Up Biodiversity Offsetting: Scientists Propose New “Target-Based” Approach
A team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), University of Queensland, and a dozen other organizations has developed a new alternative to “biodiversity offsetting” where compensation is provided to achieve an outcome of “no net loss” of biodiversity from development projects.
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PIGS IN TROUBLE: Scientists Document Collapse of Central America's White-Lipped Peccary
White-lipped peccaries have declined by as much as 87 percent to 90 percent from their historical range in Central America, signaling a population collapse of a key species in the region, according to a study published recently in the journal Biological Conservation
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STUDY: Humanity’s Footprint is Squashing World’s Wildlife

New study assessed 20K terrestrial species finding that 85 percent are now exposed to intense human pressure

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Study: Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance

Scientists track a tigress in Russian Far East and learn there is lots of running around, wolfing down big meals, and then back home to watch the kids.

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It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’ as the World’s Countries Strive to Halt the Depletion of Natural Ecosystems

A new study published this week in Natural Ecology and Evolution concludes each of the world’s countries have their own unique, urgent roles to play to halt any further depletion of natural ecosystems as there is only 50 percent of Earth’s nature remaining.

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Major Arcadia Fund Grant to WCS Advances Global Conservation of Nature Strongholds
A major new $20 million, four-year grant from Arcadia—a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—will powerfully advance the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) efforts to save Earth’s most biodiverse protected but vulnerable wilderness areas.
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Mountain Goats’ Air Conditioning is Failing, Study Says
A new study in the journal PLOS One says Glacier National Park’s iconic mountain goats are in dire need of air conditioning.
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WCS Statement on Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira Winning the Tusk Conservation Award – The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira, who was honored with a lifetime achievement Tusk Conservation Award in Africa – the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa – for his four decades of work to protect Mozambique’s natural heritage.

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