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New Paper Addresses Human/Wildlife Conflict Through Use of Social & Ecological Theory
In a new paper in the journal Biological Conservation, the researchers apply their approach to understand human-black bear conflicts in Durango, Colorado. They suggest that incorporating efforts to understand humans throughout the research process, collecting information about people and animals in the same place and time, and exploring what drives people and animals to act, will help conservation researchers and practitioners better understand how to address human-wildlife conflicts.  
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The Climate is Changing – New Report Says So Should Wildlife Conservation Strategies

A new report released today by WCS shows real world examples of how conservationists in the U.S. have successfully changed their conservation strategies to adapt to climate change.

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WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects
February 27, 2017 –  Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today solicited proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations to explore and implement new methods for helping wildlife adapt to rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.  
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New Study Says Females use more mountainous terrain than males NEW YORK (June 16, 2014) – A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it’s the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young are on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation than either males or females without young. The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild ya...
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New Book from the Wildlife Conservation Society illustrates how conservation-planning is evolving to prepare for climate change BOZEMAN, MT (June 14, 2012) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society through Island Press shows that people in diverse environments around the world are moving from climate science to conservation action to ensure their natural systems, wildlife and livelihoods can withstand the pressures of global warming. Climate and Conservation offers a...
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North America’s scrappiest critter weighs in at 30 pounds, fights bears, and gives birth in an avalanche chute BOZEMAN, MT (December 1, 2011) – Born during February in snow-caves at 9,000 feet on the north slope of craggy peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone’s wolverines are tough. This week in the Journal of Wildlife Management, scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society and their state and federal partners published the f...
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A WCS conservationist maps out a climate change survival plan for species living within Montana’s Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

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WCS scientist assesses conservation value of 1.3 million acres of roadless public land in Montana’s Crown of the Continent Ecosystem   BOZEMAN, MT (June 21, 2011) –A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society highlights the critical importance of 1.3 million acres of roadless, public lands in Montana’s spectacular Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The report recommends that most of these lands be preserved to protect wolverines, bighorn sheep, westslope cutthro...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the WCS’s Bronx Zoo Bronx, NY – Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 – The community has voted and the second newly discovered beaver in the Bronx River has a name – Justin Beaver. Last week, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the discovery of a second beaver living in the Bronx River and decided to let the community vote on a name. As it t...
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British Columbia announces a ban on mining, oil and gas in a portion of the trans-boundary Flathead River basin. An assessment by WCS documented the landscape’s importance for trans-boundary wildlife.
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