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Belize’s Glover’s Reef Providing Refuge For New Generation of Sea Turtles
November 29, 2016—A new generation of threatened hawksbill sea turtles is thriving in the protected waters of Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize, evidence that efforts to protect these and other marine species in one of the world’s great barrier reef systems are working, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Belize Fisheries Department. 

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Will the Jaguar Survive? Conservation Groups have a Plan
November 23, 2016 — The (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society reports the publication of a plan to help guide multi-institutional efforts in conserving the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Amazon basin.

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WCS Releases First Known Pics of Hippos from World Class Protected Area
November 23, 2016 – Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) were recently surprised to discover a pair of hippos in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo – and took the first-known images of these huge beasts in this world-class protected area.

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 Hacking for Wildlife: Tech Experts Hold Hackathon to Fight Wildlife Trafficking

November 22, 2016 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and SMART Partnership announced that it will hold a hackathon challenge to improve SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) – the world’s leading tool for protected area management. The challenge will be held at Amazon.com’s AWS ReInvent Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, November 28th.   

 

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Wildlife Conservation Society Issues Statement from the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hanoi
Nov. 21, 2016 – The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society concerning the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, hosted by the Government of Vietnam on Nov. 17 and 18.

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Little-known Underwater Canyon off New York and New Jersey Nominated as National Marine Sanctuary
Brooklyn, N.Y.  – Nov. 18, 2016 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium is leading a broad coalition of organizations and stakeholders working to help the Hudson Canyon, a magnificent underwater canyon few people know exist. Located just 100 miles southeast of the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson Canyon is the East Coast’s largest submarine canyon. Many species of marine life can be found here, including whales, sharks, turtles, deep sea corals and more.

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Vampire Bats and Feral Pigs: A Bad Combination for Wildlife and People
November 18, 2016—A camera trap survey conducted by WCS and other groups to survey wildlife in rural locations in Brazil’s Atlantic forest and Pantanal regions produced a big surprise: the unexpected frequency of vampire bats feeding on both wildlife and livestock in both areas. 

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WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign SMASHES the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™Title for Largest Display of Origami Elephants
BRONX, NY – November 17, 2016 – It’s official! WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo is home to the world’s largest display of origami elephants and has been certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.tm

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WCS Applauds China for Progress in National Park Initiatives
NEW YORK (November 16, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the statements made on November 4th by the General Director of National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Xu Shaoshi, indicating that the SangJiangYuan National Park pilot program has been initiated while a second pilot—the Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard National Park program—is in the approval process.

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Acoustic Buoy Now Detecting Rare & Endangered Whales  In New York Bight

NEW YORK (November 16, 2016) – An acoustic buoy recently deployed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium is making its first near real-time detections of two rare great whale species in the New York Bight, including the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.


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