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Three Rare Black-Necked Storks Hatch in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
Preah Vihear (08 December 2017) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced today that after five weeks of active nest protection by community members, three Black-necked stork chicks have hatched in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, giving hope to the future conservation of this rare species in the country.

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Study: Absent for more than 80 years, bears returning to Nevada’s Great Basin
Bozeman (November 21, 2017) - A new study from WCS, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and the University of Nevada-Reno finds that conservation efforts have resulted in successful re-colonization of black bears into portions of their  historic ranges in the Great Basin in Nevada. The animals had been absent from these areas for more than 80 years.

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Study Pinpoints Arctic Shorebird Decline
(Fairbanks, Alaska - November 20, 2017) A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and protection of habitat where the birds breed, winter, and stopover is critical to their survival and to that of a global migration spectacle.

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ROYAL SEND-OFF
(Koh Kong, Cambodia - 13 November 2017) –The Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) announced today the release of 25 Royal Turtles into their natural habitat in the Sre Ambel river system—the only place in Cambodia where this species is found.

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121 And Counting: Nests of Globally Vulnerable Lesser Adjutant Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia
Preah Vihear (November 1, 2017) –Conservationists from Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and local communities have discovered 121 lesser adjutant nests to date in Kulen Promtep and Chhep Wildlife Sanctuaries in the Northern Plains of Cambodia during the 2017 breeding season. WCS has hired 10 local community teams, under the bird nest protection program to locate, monitor and protect nests until fledging. These conditional payments ensure that the globally threatened nests are protected from poaching, egg collection and disturbance.

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Sustainable Financing of Conservation Just Got a Major Boost
New York (October 5, 2017) - The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) announced today that the French Facility for Global Environment / Fonds Français pour l'Environnement Mondial (FFEM) and the MAVA Foundation have jointly awarded 701,114 Euros (822,315 USD) to support CFA.

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SNOW LEOPARDS NO LONGER CONSIDERED ‘ENDANGERED,’ BUT SCIENTISTS URGE EXTREME CAUTION
(New York, NY – September 14) The mysterious snow leopard has been delivered a piece of good news. The Red List classification from the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN – improves the conservation status of the big cat from “Endangered” to “Vulnerable.” Yet these iconic symbols of Asia’s great mountain wilderness still face numerous threats, many rapidly growing, in their high mountain home.

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Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

Koh Kong (August 15, 2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fisheries Administration (FiA) announced today that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC).

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Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Discovered in Northern Plains of Cambodia
Preah Vihear (August 1,  2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), announced today that 19 nests of the giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) have been discovered during the current breeding season in the Northern Plains of Cambodia in Preah Vihear Province. 

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Training Young Leaders Across the Globe to Save Wildlife and Wild Places

Sulawesi, Indonesia, July 14, 2017 -- From June 28 through July 13, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) delivered an international training course for 21 early career leaders from 12 different countries. The course was held in Sulawesi, Indonesia and covered key topics that will help participants gain skills and influence in the conservation sector. 

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