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January 18, 2018 – An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.

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WCS's Msafiri Mgumba Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award
November 28, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that Msafiri Mgumba of the WCS’s Ruaha-Katavi Landscape Program (WCS-RKLP) in Tanzania has been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. 
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There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last to see these birds in Europe.
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WCS has joined with other conservation groups  to urge the European Union to ban the use of the veterinary anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac because of its harmful effects on vulture populations.

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European Medicines Agency Will Soon Make Recommendation to European Commission on Use of Diclofenac in Livestock Diclofenac Use is Shown to Endanger Fragile Vulture Populations The Current Approach to Risk Assessment of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals is Flawed BRUSSELS (December 5, 2014) – The use of the veterinary pharmaceutical diclofenac in Spain is placing Europe’s vulture populations at risk and should be banned, according to a paper published by a tea...
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Birders of all experience levels welcome Chat with WCS bird experts to learn about migratory birds, conservation, and other species in the zoo The Bronx Zoo Birdathon includes early access to the zoo and all-day admission Saturday, May 17Experienced bird-watchers start at 7am; Families and novice bird-watchers start at 8:30 Birdathon registration is now open:www.bronxzoo.com Bronx, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will host the first ever “Bronx Zoo Birdathon” on ...
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See dozens of wild bird species at the height of the migration seasonBirders of all experience levels welcomeChat with WCS bird experts to learn about migratory birds, conservation, and other species in the zooThe Bronx Zoo Birdathon includes early access to the zoo and all-day admissionSaturday, May 17Experienced bird-watchers start at 7am; Families and novice bird-watchers start at 8:30Birdathon registration is now open: www.bronxzoo.comBronx, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Socie...
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In East Africa, locals have various reasons for using poison to kill wildlife. Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Birds, explains that "the vulture's unique capacity to identify recent deaths across vast distances has made it particularly vulnerable."
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For the first time in 30 years, WCS's Bird Coordinator, Steve Zack, is traveling in East Africa, where he can't help but notice a void of vultures. Zack shines a light on the dangers plaguing these incredible birds of prey, among them unintentional poisoning. 
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Attending the World Conservation Congress in Korea, leaders from WCS promote a three-pronged approach to conservation that focuses on recognition, responsibility, and recovery. Comparing tigers and bison, WCS emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for species on the brink.
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