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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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Armed Conflicts – a Threat to Wildlife
Armed conflicts pose a significant but under-recognized threat to thousands of mammal and bird species, according to a new study published in the journal, Conservation Letters
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New Study Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) – the world’s largest gorilla subspecies– to 6,800 individuals from a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals.
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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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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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Keeping Social Distance (From Wildlife)

Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new WCS report says if you don’t want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep waaaaaaay back.

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Forest Elephants are Now Critically Endangered –  Here’s How to Count Them (English and French)
A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and working closely with experts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon (ANPN) compared methodologies to count African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis), which were recently acknowledged by IUCN as a separate, Critically Endangered species from African savannah elephants. 
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