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Technology helps tree-planting champions in Tanzania
Local communities in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands are involved in a forest restoration project aimed at protecting fresh water supplies, reforesting degraded areas and creating sustainable supplies of timber and fuelwood. 
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STUDY: Nearly 20 Percent of Globally Important Intact Forest Landscapes Overlap with Concessions for Extractive Industries
A new study from WCS and WWF reveals that nearly 20 percent of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas. The total area of overlap is 376,449 square miles (975,000 square kilometers), about the size of Egypt. Mining concessions overlap most with tropical IFLs, at 11.33 percent of the total area, while oil and gas concessions overlap with 7.85 percent of the total area.
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WCS Announces Appointment of Daniel J. Zarin as Head of Forests and Climate Change Program
Daniel J. Zarin has been named the Wildlife Conservation Society’s first Executive Director of Forests and Climate Change to lead the organization’s work emphasizing forests as a key nature-based solution to the climate crisis.
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WCS and the French Agency for Development Launch New Partnership Agreement to Fight Interlinked Crises of Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change and Global Health
WCS and the French Development Agency (AFD) launched a renewed partnership agreement committing to share expertise and efforts to fight the interlinked crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and global health.
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WCS Statement on G-7 Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK
The Wildlife Conservation Society's statement in regards to the G-7 meeting in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK.
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A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.

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Keeping a Closer Eye on Seabirds with Drones and Artificial Intelligence

Using drones and artificial intelligence to monitor large colonies of seabirds can be as effective as traditional on-the-ground methods, while reducing costs, labor and the risk of human error, a new study finds.


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STUDY: African great apes predicted to suffer massive range declines in the next 30 years, with the greatest loss in unprotected areas

A new study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions predicts massive range declines of Africa’s great apes – gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos – due to the impacts of climate change, land-use changes and human population growth.

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The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) -- Next Level of Biodiversity Conservation – Officially Launches (English and Spanish)
A diverse group of international stakeholders has initiated a new fund called “Legacy Landscapes Fund” (LLF) to stop the loss of biodiversity.
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Hoofed Migration: New Science Study Chronicles World’s Great Overland Mammal Migrations
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) along with an international team of more than 90 scientists and conservationists have created the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN treaty.
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