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The Numbers are in: Study Finds World’s Oceans Need 3.2 Million Additional Square Miles of Protection
Read the Study Here: YORK (February 21, 2020) – An international study published today in the journal One Earth found that at least 26 percent of the ocean requires conservation attention in order to preserve Earth’s marine biodiversity. The study found that conserving a portion of habitat for all marine species would require an additional 8.5 million km2 (3.2M square miles – an area about the size of Brazil) of new conservation areas (2.5 percent...
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WCS Alarmed by Executive Order that Could Expose Fragile Offshore Areas to Oil and Gas Drilling and Seismic Impacts

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2017) – WCS raised concerns with the new executive order that could withdraw protections for offshore areas from future oil and gas development, including the Hudson Canyon off the coast of New York. 

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WCS Applauds International Agreement to Conserve Antarctica’s Ross Sea
NEW YORK (October 28, 2016) – WCS applauded the decision by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to protect the Ross Sea, a part of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, as a marine protected area.
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WCS, Waitt Foundation, blue moon fund, and Global Environment Facility Announce Major Commitment to Expand and Protect the World’s Marine Protected Areas

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), along with the Waitt Foundation, the blue moon fund (bmf), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), announced a major commitment to expand the world’s marine protected areas (MPAs). 

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