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Study Confirms Norway-Sized Swath of Mountain Forest Lost Between 2001-2018

A WCS-coauthored study reveals that global mountain forests – critically important to wildlife – are vanishing at an accelerating rate with an area twice the size of Norway lost between 2001-2018.

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WCS Statement: WCS Encouraged by Deforestation Commitments at COP26
Glasgow, Nov. 2, 2021 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has issued the following statement as the importance of forests in combatting the climate and biodiversity crises are receiving widespread support form governments and businesses, including the COP26 IPLC Forest Tenure Joint Donor Statement, the forest commitment from the U.S. government, the announcement from the LEAF coalition (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) on efforts to protect tropical forests, and...
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the European Commission announced it will produce a Communication on combating deforestation and forest degradation in 2019. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Director of EU Strategic Relations Janice Weatherley-Singh released the following statement:
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Statement: All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

In the coming weeks, the European Commission is set to make a momentous decision about the fate of the world’s forests.

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