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September 25, 2019
WCS Issues Comments on Today’s Release of the IPCC Ocean & Cryosphere Special Report
The following comments were released by: Jason Patlis, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Marine Conservation Program; and Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium:
October 31, 2018
A WILDERNESS “HORROR STORY”
Producing the first comprehensive fine-scale map of the world’s remaining marine and terrestrial wild places, conservation scientists writing in the journal
say that just 23 percent of the world’s landmass can now be considered wilderness, with the rest – excluding Antarctica – lost to the direct effects of human activities.
August 26, 2015
August 26 - Scenes from Cycle Adirondacks- Amazing Video and Photos From the Road
Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with I Love NY, the inaugural Cycle Adirondacks is in full gear as the riders have reached the half-way point of the week-long tour. More than 150 riders from 30 states and two Canadian provinces are enjoying the hospitality of the host-towns and exploring the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Many of the first time visitors are already talking about coming back. If you want to check out the action from each day’s eve...
August 20, 2015
August 20 - Cycle Adirondacks is Here!
Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with I Love NY, the inaugural Cycle Adirondacks kicks off this weekend. At last count, more than 150 cyclists from 29 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces are gearing up for one of three tour options taking place from August 23-29. The event connects cyclists directly with the Adirondack Park and Tug Hill region like never before. During the day, riders will experience a route that boasts thousands of acres of scenic vista...
August 14, 2015
Make Room for Wildlife / Cohabiter Avec la Nature
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Appalachian Corridor have partnered on developing a landowner tool to protect wildlife habitat. The guidebook, “Cohabiter avec la nature!” was developed in French to provide guidance on wildlife-friendly residential development and land-use planning in the Appalachians of Southern Quebec.
June 11, 2015
Excerpted 2015 WCS Gala Remarks from WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper and WCS Board Chair Ward W. Woods
June 12, 2015
– The following text is excerpted from remarks delivered on June 11 by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper and WCS Board Chair Ward W. Woods at the 2015 WCS Annual Gala,
, at the Central Park Zoo.
June 04, 2015
Eastern Steppe Meets Yellowstone
June 4, 2015- If you happen to be at one of several popular national parks in the next ten days, you may see a small delegation of Mongolian officials taking in the grandeur alongside you. As part of a trans-national sharing of expertise on park management issues, (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society is hosting six key members of the Mongolian government for a protected area study tour. Development, led by an exploding extractive industry, is on the rise and bringing big c...
March 12, 2015
March 12 -- New in Journal Science: A Guidebook for Ecosystem Services
A team of
investors, development organizations, conservationists, economists, and ecologists have published in the journal
six natural science principles to ensure success of Payments for Ecosystem Services, mechanisms that have helped preserve carbon stocks stored in Madagascar’s rainforests, maintain wildlife populations important for tourism in Tanzania, and protect watersheds in France by working with local farmers.
February 06, 2015
WCS Applauds Support for Conservation in the President’s FY16 Budget Request, Urges Continued Investment to Stop Wildlife Trafficking
WCS applauded President Obama’s FY16 budget request for its conservation highlights, but cautioned that recent gains for wildlife trafficking could disappear unless Congress acts.
January 14, 2015
WCS Launches New Partnership with the Governments of Tanzania and the US to Save East Africa’s Largest Elephant Population in 2015
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Governments of Tanzania and the United States, including USAID, announced the launch of a new joint program to save East Africa’s largest elephant population in the Ruaha-Katavi Landscape.
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