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WCS Statement on Eve of Earth Day 2021
The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the eve of Earth Day 2021 and the Biden-Harris Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22 and 23.
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Keeping Social Distance (From Wildlife)

Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new WCS report says if you don’t want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep waaaaaaay back.

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Who is Selling and Trafficking Africa’s Wild Meat?
A new study classifies different types of wildlife traffickers and sellers in two of Central Africa’s growing urban centers, providing new insight into the poorly understood urban illegal wildlife trade
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WCS’s Dr. Eric W. Sanderson Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Field of Geography & Environmental Studies
Dr. Eric W. Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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Forest Elephants are Now Critically Endangered –  Here’s How to Count Them (English and French)
A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and working closely with experts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon (ANPN) compared methodologies to count African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis), which were recently acknowledged by IUCN as a separate, Critically Endangered species from African savannah elephants. 
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Mercado Libre and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have entered into a cooperation agreement with the aim of combating wildlife trafficking.
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Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre and WCS Join Forces for
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Rocky Mountain Program (WCS Rockies) are thrilled to announce the launch of their collaborative project: NatureCultures, a special series opening on April 21st in celebration of Earth Day.
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WCS’s Jonathan Slaght Wins PEN America/E.O. Wilson Science Writing Award
WCS’s Jonathan Slaght has won the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his book “Owls of the Eastern Ice,” which chronicles his efforts in the Russian Far East to save Blakiston’s fish owl, the world’s largest owl species.
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One of Africa’s Rarest Primates Protected by… Speedbumps

A new study revealed that a drastic reduction of deaths of one of Africa’s rarest primates, the Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii), followed the installation of four speedbumps along a stretch of road where the species frequently crossed.

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NYC PARKS, BRONX ZOO, NYSDEC & PARTNERS ADD ALEWIFE FISH TO THE BRONX RIVER
NYC Parks, in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) today came together to stock the Bronx River with 250 alewife, a type of river herring. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, we are thrilled to have been able to take part in this year’s “running of the fish,” an important part of our efforts to increase biodiversity and restore ecological value to the Bronx r...
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