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For renewable energy projects, location is key to protect biodiversity - IUCN guidelines

By planning solar and wind renewable energy projects in areas with a lower conservation priority, project developers can avoid the most severe potential negative impacts on biodiversity, according to a new set of guidelines released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Biodiversity Consultancy and other partners.

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Top Security Experts Identify Ecological Disruption as a Major Security Threat  in a Landmark Report by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks
The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It.
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Disease Threatens to Decimate Western Bats

A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats.

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“Resistance-Resilience-Transformation”: New Classification Marks Paradigm Shift in how Conservationists Tackle Climate Change
A new study co-authored by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Global Conservation Program and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry introduces a classification called Resistance-Resilience-Transformation (RRT) that enables the assessment of whether and to what extent a management shift toward transformative action is occurring in conservation. 
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Statement by Cristián Samper, President and CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society, at the One Planet Summit, January 11, 2021 (English, French, Spanish)

WCS's President and CEO Cristián Samper's statement at the One Planet Summit, held on January 11, 2021

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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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Rare climate refuge for coral reefs discovered off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania
A recent study has uncovered a small area off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania harboring a vast array of ocean life. 
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New Forest Landscape Integrity Index Reveals that Only 40 Percent of World’s Forests Have High Integrity
WCS and science partners have produced the first measure of ecological integrity for all the world’s forests, the Forest Landscape Integrity Index
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Wildlife Conservation Society and Partners to Demonstrate Groundbreaking Mapping Tool to Measure the Ecological Integrity of the World’s Forests
WCS will hold a media briefing on December 8th to demonstrate a new groundbreaking, publicly available mapping tool that measures ecological integrity for all the world’s forests: the Forest Landscape Integrity Index.
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