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Future of Food is Blue: WCS Joins International Coalition in Support of Aquatic and Blue Foods

WCS is pleased to announce our participation in the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, a new international effort to elevate the importance of climate smart blue foods in global food systems and to progress key UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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On World Chocolate Day, a New Partnership Protects Biodiversity and Supports Cocoa Farmers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (English and French)

Today a consortium of farmers, conservation organizations, companies, government bodies, and universities and research institutes announced an innovative landscape-focused collaboration to secure the future of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to stimulate the local economy by supporting the production of sustainable cocoa.

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WCS and USAID Alliance Strengthens Civil Society; Regional Collaboration to Prevent Conservation Crimes in the Amazon (English and Spanish)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to prevent environmental crime in the Amazon of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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Connecting the Spots: First Comprehensive Review of National Jaguar Protection Laws (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

Conservationists have conducted the first comprehensive review of national laws across the range of the jaguar (Panthera onca) to show opportunities for strengthening legal protections of the largest cat species found in the Americas.

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New Study Documents the Extent of Plastic Ingestion as an Emerging Threat to Endangered Asian Elephants in Uttarakhand, India

Researchers from India have highlighted the emergence of a new threat to the health and population of Asian elephants.

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 ALL New York Aquarium Exhibits Open for the First Time Since Superstorm Sandy in 2012
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY – July 1, 2022 – Today, the New York Aquarium held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to mark the first time since Superstorm Sandy that all aquarium exhibits and public spaces are fully open. NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo, and other leaders joined New York Aquarium officials to celebrate the full reopening of New York City’s only aquarium. The event also served as the official opening of Sea Change, a n...
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Building A Blue Future for Ecosystems and People on the East African Coast: New ~8 Million Euro Partnership Announced for Mozambique
Lisbon, Portugal – July 1, 2022 – Just launched at UN Ocean, a new 5-year, 7.9 million euro project will scale up much-needed conservation work in northern Mozambique for the benefit of ecosystems and local communities alike. “Building a Blue Future for Ecosystems and People on the East African Coast”, as the initiative is called, will over the next 5 years bring experts in conservation and the blue economy from Mozambique’s public and private sectors together to...
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New Marine Protected Areas in Guatemala:  Government Pledges the Expansion and Declaration of Coastal-Marine Protected Areas at UN’s Ocean Conference (English and Spanish)

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala (MARN) and the Executive Secretary of the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) have announced the expansion of new MPAs in Guatemala during the United Nation’s Ocean Conference (UNOC) event “Location, location, location: scaling-up the impact of 30x30”

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WCS Welcomes $1B Protecting Our Planet Challenge Commitment to Protect the World’s Oceans

“This remarkable commitment is a major step toward sustainably managed seas which is so critical to nature, people and climate.” Simon Cripps, Executive Director of the WCS Marine Program

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PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS COMMIT $1B USD TO HELP PROTECT 30 PERCENT OF THE OCEAN BY 2030

The Protecting Our Planet Challenge will invest at least $1 billion USD to support the creation, expansion and management of marine protected areas and Indigenous and locally governed marine and coastal areas by 2030.

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