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WCS Calls for Closing Live Animal Markets that Trade in Wildlife in Wake of Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak
With the outbreak of the Wuhan Conronavirus, the Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for governments to recognize the global public health threats of live animal markets and to strengthen enforcement efforts on trafficking of wild animals. 
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New Penguin Colony Discovered
Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th, WCS researchers announced the discovery of a new colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on a remote island in Argentina.
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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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WCS Announces Favorite Wildlife Pics of 2019

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released today its favorite images of 2019.

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Integrating Social and Ecological Science  For Effective Coral Reef Conservation
While many conservation plans focus on only environmental indicators for success, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s coral reef program is trying a relatively new approach: focusing on both social and ecological processes and outcomes to ensure a long-term future for coral reef systems, according to a newly published study.
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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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WCS and Partners in City Nature Challenge Contest Receive Urban Intervention Program Award
WCS’s Bolivia Program and the Institute of Ecology have won an Urban Intervention Program Award, a prestigious honor with national recognition for their online efforts to connect the country’s urban population with nature, specifically by enlisting residents of La Paz in research and conservation actions important for urban wildlife habitats and diversity.
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A New Cloud Platform Unveils the Most Diverse Camera Trap Database in the World
Today, conservation organizations released over 4.5 million camera trap records as a part of Wildlife Insights, a groundbreaking cloud platform that provides vital, near real-time information about the wildlife populations across the globe.
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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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