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Are Herders and Livestock Bad for Rare Wildlife? It’s Complicated.
NEW YORK (January 13, 2017) The Denver Zoological Foundation, WCS(Wildlife Conservation Society) and other partners have published a paper appearing in the early view edition of Conservation Biology that looks at the positive and negative relationships occurring between pastoralists, livestock, native carnivores and native herbivores in the world’s largest unfenced grassland and desert.

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MEDIA NOTE: Confiscated Birds Released to Wild in Indonesia

(New York - December 22, 2016) North Maluku Nature Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Indonesian Cockatoo Conservation (KKI) and WCS-IP (Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program) released 117 confiscated birds in North Maluku, Indonesia on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Released birds included 49 chattering lorries, 40 white cockatoos and 28 eclectus parrots.

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Cambodia’s Bengal Floricans Threatened by Planned Power Line Development
(Kampong Thom –December 09, 2016) - A proposed power transmission line at the edge of the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape (TSFPL), which might be constructed as early as next year, would pose a new threat to the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican.

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Outdoor Recreation in Protected Areas Negatively Impacts Wildlife Globally
FORT COLLINS, CO – December 8, 2016 – Newly published research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society ), Colorado State University (CSU), and University of California-Berkeley finds that human recreation activities in protected areas are impacting wildlife, and more often than not, in negative ways.

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WCS Applauds China for Progress in National Park Initiatives
NEW YORK (November 16, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the statements made on November 4th by the General Director of National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Xu Shaoshi, indicating that the SangJiangYuan National Park pilot program has been initiated while a second pilot—the Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard National Park program—is in the approval process.

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The Felid Cinderella Story Continues…

(Vladivostok, Russia September 1, 2017)- New photographs just released from Bastak Reserve in the Russian Far East confirm that a feline Cinderella story continues to unfold. 

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WCS Ecotourism Partner Named Finalist for 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards
(London, England  August 29, 2016)Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center (SVC) has been named one of just 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market in London. SVC manages wildlife viewing trips with exclusive access to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) sites across Cambodia. 

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 Russian Wilderness: Then and Now

 NEW YORK (August 25, 2017) – A new translation of a Russian natural history classic provides a snapshot of Amur tiger habitat in the Russian Far East a hundred years ago. In Across the Ussuri Kray (Indiana University Press, 2016), famed Russian explorer and ethnographer Vladimir Arsenyev catalogued the people and animals he encountered during a grueling six-month expedition to the forests of the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in 1906.  This book was partial source material for Akira Kurosawa’s 1975 Academy Award-winning film “Dersu Uzala.”

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OCEARCH and the New York Aquarium Lead Shark Expedition in Long Island, NY This August

(PARK CITY, UT – August 11, 2016)—OCEARCH and its team of collaborating scientists are joining forces in the waters off Long Island, New York for a wide-ranging study to gather data on the ecology, physiology, and behavior of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, with a special focus on blue, mako, and great white sharks.

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DNA Testing Challenges Traditional Species Classification
Yangon, Myanmar (June 23, 2016) - Experts from (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification.

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