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Massive Wildlife Survey in Tanzania Points to Elephant Recovery  In Key Landscape

Tanzania’s Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and WCS released the results of a massive wildlife survey showing that elephant numbers have stabilized in a key landscape known for rampant poaching just a few years ago.

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Dr. Ullas Karanth Honored Upon Retirement from WCS
WCS has honored Dr. Ullas Karanth, upon his retirement, with The Wildlife Conservation Society's George Schaller Lifetime Award in Wildlife Conservation Science. The award is named after WCS’s Dr. George Schaller, a world leader in wildlife conservation.
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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Returns
As one of New York City’s greatest holiday traditions and for the first time since 2007, the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights will return in 2019 during the most festive time of the year with dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo. Visitors will be able to walk-through the zoo to experience wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, animated light shows on the historic Astor Court and more. “We are bringing an updated version of a beloved holiday tradi...
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CARBON BOMB: Study in Journal Science Advances Says Climate Impact from Loss of Intact Tropical Forests Grossly Underreported

A new study in the journal Science Advances says that carbon impacts from the loss of intact tropical forests has been grossly underreported.

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Global Health Leaders Issue Urgent Call for United Effort to Stop Diseases Threatening All Life on Earth

Global leaders in wildlife and human health today issued 10 principles – The Berlin Principles – with an urgent call to governments, academia, and civil society that all sectors need to break down barriers to ensure a united effort to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases that threaten humans, wildlife, and livestock.

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“Andenes de Cuyocuyo”:  Peru’s First Agrobiodiversity Zone
On October 15, 2019, on World Food Day, Peru’s Minister of Environment, Fabiola Muñoz, and the Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policies of the Ministry of Agriculture, Paula Rosas, declared the country’s first ever “agrobiodiversity zone”: the “Andenes de Cuyocuyo.”  
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Nominees Announced for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award
As the need for wildlife conservation grows exponentially, the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation, elevates a message of hope for our planet. Today, Indianapolis Prize officials announced 31 global leaders in the field as Nominees for the 2020 award. These men and women are at the forefront of innovative research, scientific advances and incredible efforts bringing animals back from the brink of extinction. “These remarkable Nominees are responsibl...
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BISON ON THE EDGE: Scientists, Indigenous Peoples, Government Officials, Ranchers, Gather to Develop Roadmap for Rewilding North America Bison
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Pueblo of Pojoaque will co-host a conference to advance a bold vision: rewilding the North American continent with the American bison. 
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WCS’s Dr. Rob Wallace Receives IUCN’s Kenton Miller Award For Innovative Strategies to Protect Latin America’s Biodiversity (English and Spanish)

WCS’s Dr. Rob Wallace, based in La Paz, Bolivia, has been honored by the IUCN for his more than 20 years of innovative conservation and science to protect Latin America’s biodiversity.

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Bronx Zoo Debuts Pack of Endangered Dhole
A pack of three male dhole (Cuon alpinus), a species of Asiatic wild dog, has debuted at the Bronx Zoo and can be seen in their new habitat adjacent to the Himalayan Highlands. The three dholes are siblings that were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016. Exhibit times may vary while the animals acclimate to their new home. “We chose to renovate and repurpose the polar bear exhibit to create a dhole habitat that will give us the opportunity to educate and inspire our guests about a...
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