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STUDY: Vaccination Campaign in Cambodia Protects Endangered Wild Cattle from Highly Contagious Potentially Fatal Skin Disease

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of the Royal Government of Cambodia have documented the first case of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in wildlife in Cambodia.

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WCS Builds Aerial Wildlife Crossing to Protect Endangered Primates on a Highway that Cuts through the Brazilian Amazon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has built a “canopy bridge” in the Amazon designed specifically to allow endangered and vulnerable primates and other tree-dwelling wildlife to safely cross a highway and reduce collisions with vehicles.

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Bakan Grassland Officially Protected: A Major Step for Cambodia's Biodiversity and 30x30 Goals

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the Pursat Provincial Administration and Department of Environment, announced the official designation of the Bakan grassland as a national protected area officially called the Bakan Protected Landscape.

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In Papua New Guinea, Inaugl Tribe Members Commit to Legally Protect More Than 12,000 ha (46 square miles) of High Biodiversity Forest

In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indigenous landowners of the Inaugl tribe have joined their neighbours in the Bismarck Forest Corridor to commit to legally protecting 12,241 hectares (46.3 square miles) of forest under a conservation deed.

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WCS Library and Archives Awarded CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Library and Archives has been awarded a Council on Library and Information Resources’ Recordings at Risk grant to digitize and make accessible films created by WCS’s Department of Tropical Research (DTR). 

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HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING FOR RANGERS: A new training manual available for trainers and rangers (English and French)

On the occasion of World Ranger Day, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners Amani Protection LAB and CEDAMM (Dr Alphonse Mackanga Missandzou Educational Complex) are proud to release Africa’s first publicly available, extensive human rights training manual for protected area rangers. 

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Diverse Coalition of Organizations Brings Unity and Focus  to Recover Tigers and their Habitats by 2034

As Tiger Range Countries launch a new 12-year range-wide recovery plan for tigers, released today in conjunction with Global Tiger Day, a diverse group of tiger conservation organizations and multilateral agencies announced a coalition to support those countries in realizing their long-term tiger conservation ambitions and delivering impact for nature and people from the local to the global levels.

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New York Aquarium Home to Rescued Southern Sea Otter

A southern sea otter, a species listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), was rescued in California waters and is now living at the New York Aquarium.

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Pumpkins Nights at the Bronx Zoo: A Half-Mile Jack-O’-Lantern Trail to Debut Sept. 28 as the Newest Fall Experience in New York City-Area

Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo, with more than 5,000 carved, animal-themed pumpkins over a half-mile jack-o’-lantern trail, will debut Thursday, September 28th with live pumpkin carving demonstrations, games, festive fall treats and food trucks, and fun for all ages. 

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Small, Shy Porpoise Is a Frequent Visitor to the Busy New York Harbor
NEW YORK (July 20, 2023) – A small, shy porpoise species has been detected year-round in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, the largest and busiest port on the U.S. East Coast, according to a research team with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) publishing in the Journal Frontiers in Marine Science. This research confirms for the first time that harbor porpoises, which are vulnerable to ocean noise and human disturbance, are surprisingly living in...
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