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To Understand Future Habitat Needs for Chimpanzees,  Look to the Past
A new study provides insight into where chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) avoided climate instability during glacial and interglacial periods in Africa over the past 120,000 years.
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WCS Statement on the Importance of High Forest, Low Deforestation Countries, and the Need to Increase Finance for Protection of Their Forests
High Forest, Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries and jurisdictions are those with very extensive, ecologically intact forests and low past rates of deforestation.
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IUCN SSC Experts Urge for Immediate Action to Find Saola Before it’s too Late
IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) released today a Position Statement on the critical need for greater search effort for Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), calling to bring expertise, funding and innovation together to save one of the world’s rarest species.
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Partnership Renewed with WCS, Republic of Congo, and Forestry Company to Protect Wildlife and Biodiversity
Olam International’s subsidiary Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) of the Republic of Congo (ROC) have renewed their partnership agreement to protect wildlife around Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in northern ROC.
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STUDY: A New Global Goal to Conserve Ecosystems is Urgently Needed
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA (August, 18, 2021) – With the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) preparing to meet in October to inform conservation efforts for the next 10 years, with finalization in early 2022, a coalition of scientists says an effective ecosystem goal, supported by clear milestones, targets, and indicators, is urgently needed. Publishing in the journal, Nature Ecology & Evolution, the scientists say that the ecosystem goal should include three core compone...
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New Marmoset Species Discovered in Brazilian Amazon
A team of scientists has discovered a new marmoset species in the Brazilian Amazon. The research was funded in part by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), a capacity-building partnership between WCS, BirdLife International and Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
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Brew at the Zoo is BACK at the Bronx Zoo; Sept. 17
Bronx, NY – August 13, 2021 – The Bronx Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo beer and wine tasting festival is officially ON and will take place the evening of Friday, September 17 at the Bronx Zoo from 5 to 10pm Brew at the Zoo is an after-hours event for adults over 21 featuring dozens of craft breweries serving more than 100 varieties of ales, lagers, porters, IPAs, and more. Food options will include NYC food truck staples, local eateries, and a many of classic beer hall bites serv...
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Mozambique President Visits Niassa Special Reserve to Assist in Collaring Elephant
To Celebrate World Ranger Day on July 31st, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi joined conservationists in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) to place a new GPS collar on an elephant nicknamed “Mr. President,” which in 2018 received its first collar from President Nyusi.
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All Five WCS Parks in NYC  Are Now Certified Sensory Inclusive
New York – August 2, 2021 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) four zoos and aquarium in New York City have all earned a certification through a partnership with KultureCity to make each park sensory inclusive. The New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo have recently earned the KultureCity sensory certification.  The Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo achieved their certifications in 2019. This relationship will promote an accommodating and positive experi...
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New Nature Comment: To Advance Equitable and Effective Conservation, OECMs Should Be a Key Policy Tool in New Global Biodiversity Agreement
New York, NY (July 28, 2021) – Leading up to the meeting of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), conservation and sustainability scientists, practitioners, and policy experts are urging CBD member governments to study and use a newer conservation policy tool known as Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs).“OECMs can forge new alliances with people that conserve biodiversity, including with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, or other private initiatives....
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