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New monkey species discovered in the Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’

A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil in an area of the Amazon that has suffered extensive illegal logging and agricultural incursion.

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A Subtle Reminder - Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo Runs through Nov 3
The immersive experience will take adventurers on a ride through a two-acre wooded area of the Bronx Zoo where 40 ultra-realistic, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs lurk   Featured dinosaur species include two massive 40 foot long Tyrannosaurus rex , a favorite species in popular culture that was the apex predator in its time; the lesser-known Omeisaurus, a herbivore that spans more than 60 feet head-to-tail and towers over the safari trail; and the Spinosaurus, which was one of the lar...
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SHARK WEEK NEWS: Help Bronx Zoo Raise Money For Local Shark Research In AZA’s “Party for the Planet” Video Competition
Want to help the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo raise money for local shark research in time for “Shark Week”? Here’s how.
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WCS EU Issues Statement on European Commission Plan To Protect and Restore the World’s Forests
The following statement was issued by Janice Weatherley-Singh, WCS EU Director: “WCS EU welcomes the publication by the European Commission of a new and important communication titled ‘Stepping Up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests.’ “Tropical deforestation and forest degradation is one of the world’s most important and challenging environmental problems. Whilst this communication represents an important first step toward tackling the issue, ...
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Holiday Lights to Return to the Bronx Zoo
Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo will return bigger, brighter, and greener than ever before. The zoo is bringing back the holiday tradition for the first time since 2007. The dazzling light displays will cover several acres of the zoo in a walk-through experience with wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, and animated light shows on the historic Astor Court.Entertainment will include holiday-themed music, ice carving demonstrations, caroling, performances, ice carving, train rides,...
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Fifteen Shark Species Now Defined as Critically Endangered
The release last week of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN's) assessment of giant guitarfish and wedgefish identifies these flattened sharks as the world's most threatened marine fish.
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Gearing Up for Reporting on CITES – A Cheat Sheet

All You Need to Know about the Aug. 17-28 Wildlife Trade Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

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The Designation of Rote Essential Ecosystem Area as the Habitat for the Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle

WCS Indonesia expresses its high appreciation to the Government of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) for establishing a Wetland Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE) as the habitat for the Roti Island snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi) in Rote Ndao District on June 18, 2019.

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Study Documents Impacts of Selective Logging and Associated Disturbance on Intact Forest Landscapes and Wildlife of Northern Congo

A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) – which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) – are increasingly coming under pressure from logging, poaching, and associated disturbances.

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WCS Statement on Massive INTERPOL Wildlife Bust

The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the World Customs Organization (WCO) and INTERPOL for its coordinated Operation Thunderball, arresting hundreds of wildlife crime suspects across 109 countries and with more than 1800 seizures of animal and animal parts including big cats, elephant tusks and ivory, rhino horns, birds, reptiles, primates and much more. 

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