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Bronx Zoo Bison Join Osage Nation Herd in Oklahoma
Bronx, NY – May 13, 2022 – Three male and three female Bronx Zoo-born American bison (commonly called buffalo) have been transferred to the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. This week, those bison joined the nearly 200 bison that make up the resident Osage herd on their 43,000-acre ranch and will bolster the genetic diversity in the Osage herd. This move is a significant step in a new partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Osage Nation. It is the culmination of years of work ...
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Physicians, Epidemiologists, and Ecologists Pen Nature Essay Calling on Policymakers to Take Action Now

An essay published today in the journal Nature highlights four leading causes of pathogen spillover and calls on global policymakers to take urgent actions that will help prevent future pandemics of zoonotic origin.

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Dr. Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, Steps Down After Ten Years to Join the Bezos Earth Fund

Dr. Cristián Samper will step down as President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society later this year. He will become the Managing Director and Leader of Nature Solutions at the Bezos Earth Fund, leading a $3 billion nature solutions portfolio to protect and restore nature and transform food systems to help combat climate change as part of Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion personal commitment to driving climate and nature solutions.

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La Paz, Bolivia Breaks Records in City Nature Challenge 2022

With more than 137,000 observations of fauna and flora, more than 4,300 species and 4,305 participants, the metropolitan region of La Paz topped the charts in the three categories of the City Nature Challenge 2022, in which more than 400 cities from 44 countries competed, and broke records for this international competition.

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Conservation Leadership Programme Announces 2022 Team Awards

The 2022 CLP Team Awards, worth a total of $456,077, have been granted to 23 exceptional teams of 98 conservationists who are carrying out priority projects to protect imperilled species across the world. 

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Largest Known Population of Africa’s Rarest Falcon Discovered in Mozambique Protected Area

A team of conservationists have discovered what may be the world’s largest population of Africa’s rarest falcon living in Mozambique’s Niassa Special Reserve – a protected area not listed in the bird-of-prey’s range.

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Bronx Zoo Hosts 14th Annual WCS Run for the Wild
Bronx, NY – April 30, 2022 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City – The WCS Run for the Wild – returned to the Bronx Zoo today for the 14th consecutive year. Thousands ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of wildlife conservation. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal in need of conservation support to raise awareness of threats they face. This year the...
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Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo Joey  Is the Bronx Zoo’s First Since 2008
Bronx, NY – April 29, 2022 – A Matschie’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) born at the Bronx Zoo has started to emerge from its mother’s pouch, making its anticipated public debut. The joey is the first of its species born at the Bronx Zoo since 2008. Tree kangaroos are marsupials. Like their kangaroo and wallaby cousins, the majority of the newborn’s physical development occurs in the mother’s pouch. Internal gestation is only about 6 weeks. At birth,...
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Conservation on a Budget: Study Shows How to Balance Economic Development Goals with Environmental Conservation Using Freely Available Data

An international study published in the journal Conservation Science and Practice gives fast-growing nations a simple, inexpensive guide to inform planning and decision-making to help balance economic development goals with environmental conservation and human well-being.

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New Study Offers Improved Pathways for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Adaptation Conservation Initiatives

A new study offers pathways to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate-informed conservation while revealing how practitioners are currently monitoring conservation adaptation projects.

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