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Say Ahhh! Fruit Bat Gets a Check-up in the Republic of Congo

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released an image of scientists testing a straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) by taking a swab to test it for zoonotic diseases such as the Ebola virus.

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Penguin Awareness Day: Celebrating Dee Boersma’s 40 Years of Studying Penguins

Dr. Dee Boersma, a professor at the University of Washington, USA, has been studying Magellanic penguins for 40 years with support from WCS

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Captive Royal Turtles at Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center Lay 54 Eggs

The WCS Turtle Conservation Team recently collected 54 Royal Turtle eggs from four clutches deposited on an artificial sand bank beside a breeding pond at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC).

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WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Announces 15 Grant Award Recipients for 2022, Totaling over $2.2 Million in New Funding
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced 15 new grant awards to conservation nonprofits implementing innovative approaches or mainstreaming methods for helping wildlife, ecosystems, and people adapt to climate change. These grants are made through the award-winning Climate Adaptation Fund, which awards grants between $50,000 and $300,000 to conservation nonprofit organizations annually, for up to $5 million in grantmaking over the course of two years. With funding from the Doris Duke...
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VIDEO: WCS Scientists Document World’s Largest Hatching of Baby Turtles (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released incredible video footage showing hundreds of thousands of baby giant South American river turtles (Podocnemis expansa) recently emerging from nesting beaches along the Guaporé/Inténez River along the border of Brazil and Bolivia.

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New Partnership to Advance the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (English and French)

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a new partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to launch a new project to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Recognition of Human Rights Must Be More than One Day of Speeches At the UN Biodiversity Conference CoP15

It will be imperative that recognition of human rights is not just a day of conversations and sharing of good practices but also creates momentum for Parties to include contributions from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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WCS Awarded $25 Million by Ballmer Group to Support the Forest First Approach and Forest Conservation in the Congo Basin

The Wildlife Conservation Society has received $25 million in two separate grants from Ballmer Group to support forest conservation to help address the climate crisis.

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WCS News Statement: UN Biodiversity Summit CoP15 Update

The following update was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the start of the second and final phase of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15) in Montreal which opens Dec. 7.

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WCS is holding a virtual media briefing on Thursday, December 1st, 8AM ET in advance of CBD CoP15 in Montreal Canada.

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