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Are Vulnerable Lions Eating Endangered Zebras?
Are Laikipia’s recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy’s zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?
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Baby Mandrill – The World’s Largest Monkey Species – Debuts at the Bronx Zoo

A baby mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) was born at the Bronx Zoo and is on exhibit at Congo Gorilla Forest. The story of the mandrill infant will be featured in the third season of Animal Planet’s THE ZOO, which will premiere in 2019.  The series, which is the first to go behind the scenes at the world-famous zoo, focuses on the powerful and compelling stories of animals and their keepers, and the zoo’s contribution to conserving wildlife around the globe.

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Scientists in Fiji Examine How Forest Conservation Helps Coral Reefs

Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups are discovering how forest conservation in Fiji can minimize the impact of human activities on coral reefs and their fish populations.


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New Paper Addresses Human/Wildlife Conflict Through Use of Social & Ecological Theory
In a new paper in the journal Biological Conservation, the researchers apply their approach to understand human-black bear conflicts in Durango, Colorado. They suggest that incorporating efforts to understand humans throughout the research process, collecting information about people and animals in the same place and time, and exploring what drives people and animals to act, will help conservation researchers and practitioners better understand how to address human-wildlife conflicts.  
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Behavioral Study of Greater Yellowstone Pronghorn Finds Highway Crossing Structures a Conservation Success

A recently published study by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oregon State University has confirmed that efforts to protect migrating pronghorn by installing wildlife crossing structures over highways have succeeded, in terms of the increased success rate of pronghorn crossings over time.


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WCS Offers Tribute to Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

The Wildlife Conservation Society mourns the loss of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, one of the world’s foremost experts on big cats.

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Study Discovers Just 13 Percent of World’s Oceans are “Wilderness”

An international study published today in the journal Current Biology discovered that only 13 percent of the ocean can still be classified as wilderness.

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Statement by WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli on the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations bill, which now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate.

 


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COOL PAPER ALERT: The Risks and Benefits of Publishing Biodiversity Data
WCS co-authored a paper published yesterday in Nature Ecology & Evolution that debates whether to publicize the location of endangered species.  
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WCS: Proposed New USFWS and NMFS Regulations Would Weaken Endangered Species Act
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service announced new proposed regulations weakening the Endangered Species Act’s ability to protect threatened and endangered species from extinction.
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