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Protected Area Planning, Creation, Management


Fiji’s Bua Province Plans to Stop Overfishing and Logging
September 12, 2016--Communities in Fiji’s Bua Province are taking action to address the effects of overfishing and other unsustainable practices in the biodiverse but fragile land and marine ecosystems of Vanua Levu, according to the Fiji Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
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Largest Gorilla Subspecies Declared Critically Endangered by IUCN Red List
Sept 4, 2016 -- Grauer's gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), a subspecies of eastern gorilla, the world's largest ape, and confined to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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STUDY: A Lost Century for Forest Elephants
August 30, 2016 – Because forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world, it will take almost a century for them to recover from the intense poaching they have suffered since 2002. 
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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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