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Protected Area Planning, Creation, Management


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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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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MEOW MIX: Study Shows How to Re-Wild Big, Juicy Prey Animals for Wild Tigers
A new WCS-led study shows how to fully restore a key tiger landscape by re-wilding it with big, juicy prey animals. Publishing their results in the Journal for Nature Conservation, the authors looked at factors affecting populations of three large ungulates in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex (WEFCOM), a contiguous network of 17 protected areas that together form the largest remaining forest block in mainland Southeast Asia. The 18,000 square kilometer (6,900 square mile) forest is consid...
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Jaguar North America Teams up With WCS to Raise Awareness for International Jaguar Day
International Jaguar Day, marked each year on November 29, recognizes the magnificence of the jaguar and the need to protect it from extinction. Today, Jaguar North America, LLC announced its efforts to help raise awareness for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to protect this mighty big cat of the Americas.
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HOPE AND JAGUARS:  WCS Celebrates International Jaguar Day
To commemorate International Jaguar Day on Sunday, November 29th, WCS is announcing a webinar of top jaguar experts to discuss conservation opportunities and threats facing the Americas only big cat species. 
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WCS Ecuador Publishes Manual for SMART

WCS Ecuador, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Ecuador (MAAE), published the "Manual for the implementation of a tool to strengthen the control and surveillance in Protected Areas," which will be distributed among the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) personnel.


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Statement on the WCS US Policy Agenda
The following statement was released by Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society:
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WCS Avian Conservation Work is Part of New Arctic Animal Movement Archive

WCS’s long-term conservation work on migratory birds in the Arctic is part of a new archive of animal tracking studies designed to facilitate future collaboration and analysis of animal movements in one of the earth’s most rapidly changing landscapes.

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WCS and Partners Issue Ten-Year Report Card for Cambodia’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report today showing a ten-year population trend for 13 key wildlife species found in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS), Cambodia’s most biodiverse protected area.

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