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New Global Collaboration to Tackle Impacts of Wastewater Pollution on the World’s Coral Reefs
A new multi-sector collaboration involving 22 organizations is being launched to address a pervasive global problem - marine pollution from sewage and wastewater. 
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Breakthrough Study Shows No-take Marine Reserves Benefit Overfished Reefs
A powerful, long-term study from WCS adds scientific backing for global calls for conserving 30 percent of the world’s ocean. 
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WCS Statement on Eve of Earth Day 2021
The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the eve of Earth Day 2021 and the Biden-Harris Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22 and 23.
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New Paper Addresses Impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians Engaged in Small Scale Fisheries
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy addresses the impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians engaged in small scale fisheries.
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COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Conservation Efforts Laid Bare in Latest PARKS Issue

A new special issue of PARKS, the journal of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, published today reveals massive impacts on global conservation efforts seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Widespread Bleaching Spotted in Solomon Islands Coral Reefs
Scientists have identified a widespread coral bleaching event on shallow, inshore reefs that had been previously thought to be less reactive to climate stress.
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Women Fishers Must Be Counted
A new study highlights that women fishers’ contributions to small scale fisheries have been undercounted leading to uninformed small-scale fisheries (SSF) policies and management. 
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New Global Platform Connects Small-scale Fishers to Improve Sustainability, Livelihoods
A global coalition of partners working in and with small-scale fisheries has launched the Small-Scale Fisheries Resource and Collaboration Hub, or SSF Hub, a multilingual, interactive online platform to strengthen small-scale fisheries governance and community development. 
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Southern Africa’s Most Endangered Shark  Just Extended its Range by 2,000 Kilometers

A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark – the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding that represents a range extension of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).

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TURTLE TSUNAMI! WCS releases incredible footage of mass hatching of locally endangered turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released an amazing video showing tens of thousands of Giant South American River turtle hatchlings (Podocnemis expansa) emerging from a sandy beach in a protected area along the Purus River – a tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil.

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