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Responsibly Managed Forest Concessions Can Protect Jaguars and Other Mammals (English and Spanish)

WCS Guatemala, in partnership with Wildlife Messengers, produced a video on a study showing how reduced-impact logging, which includes minimizing roads, avoiding sensitive areas and strictly regulating hunting, can have minimal impact on jaguars and other wildlife.

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European Union, WCS and CCAD to Support Conserving the Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica (English and Spanish)

The European Union will support WCS’s Five Great Forests initiative, a successful collaboration to protect Mesoamerica’s five largest forests—the last remaining intact forests from Mexico to Colombia critical to the region’s people, culture, biodiversity, economic health, and resilience to climate change.

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The Warli and the Waghoba: How a Large Cat Deity Helps People to Share Space with Leopards in India
A new study led by WCS-India documents how a big cat deity worshipped by Indigenous Peoples facilitates coexistence between humans and leopards.
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Argentine Brand Julieta Grana Launches Wildlife Friendly™ Fibers for FW2021 Line

Julieta Grana partners with WCS in Argentina, Patagonian herders, and WFEN to tell the story of sustainable fashion through sourcing homegrown fibers for her eponymous boutique in Buenos Aires

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Bronx, NY, May 21, 2021 — The following statement was issued by Jim Breheny, Bronx Zoo Director and Executive Vice President for Zoos and Aquarium of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS): “We commend the U.S. government’s action to enforce the Endangered Species Act by seizing 68 lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids, and a jaguar at Lauren Lowe’s Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma after U.S. Department of Agriculture officials determined th...
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Now is the Time to Think about Reintroducing Jaguars into the U.S.
A group of scientists say now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars (Panthera onca) into the U.S.
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Just Add Jaguars: Scientists identify large swath of potential habitat for iconic big cat in Arizona and New Mexico
A team of scientists have identified a wide swath of habitat in Arizona and New Mexico that they say could eventually support more than 150 jaguars. 
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The Secret Lives of Tigers

A new study finds that tiger mothers in the Russian Far East tend to be stay-at-home moms, and when it comes time for kids to move out, they sometimes let a few of them hang around at home.

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CLIMATE CONFLICT: Rare Footage Captured of Jaguar Killing Ocelot at Waterhole
In what may be a sign of climate-change-induced conflict, researchers have captured rare photographic evidence of a jaguar killing another predatory wild cat at an isolated waterhole in Guatemala.
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MEOW MIX: Study Shows How to Re-Wild Big, Juicy Prey Animals for Wild Tigers
A new WCS-led study shows how to fully restore a key tiger landscape by re-wilding it with big, juicy prey animals. Publishing their results in the Journal for Nature Conservation, the authors looked at factors affecting populations of three large ungulates in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex (WEFCOM), a contiguous network of 17 protected areas that together form the largest remaining forest block in mainland Southeast Asia. The 18,000 square kilometer (6,900 square mile) forest is consid...
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