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STUDY: Using Conservation Criminology to Understand the Role of Restaurants in the Urban Wild Meat Trade

A new study in the journal Conservation Science and Practice finds that restaurants in urban areas in Central Africa play a key role in whether protected wildlife winds up on the menu.

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Just Add Jaguars: Scientists identify large swath of potential habitat for iconic big cat in Arizona and New Mexico
A team of scientists have identified a wide swath of habitat in Arizona and New Mexico that they say could eventually support more than 150 jaguars. 
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To Trade or Not To Trade?
A new framework has been developed to determine how best to manage trade in particular wildlife species under commercial pressure.
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COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Conservation Efforts Laid Bare in Latest PARKS Issue

A new special issue of PARKS, the journal of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, published today reveals massive impacts on global conservation efforts seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Widespread Bleaching Spotted in Solomon Islands Coral Reefs
Scientists have identified a widespread coral bleaching event on shallow, inshore reefs that had been previously thought to be less reactive to climate stress.
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Harbor Seal Rescued on West Coast Gets Second Chance at New York Aquarium
Media Photos and Video: Video: Rescue Journey: http://bit.ly/3tPXqja Video: On Exhibit at NYA Only: http://bit.ly/3jFCrev Credits: ©WCS and ©PMMC  Photos: From PMMC: https://bit.ly/3jEGQhs Photos: At NYA: http://bit.ly/3tMFqWY            Credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS and © PMMC Brooklyn, NY – March 5, 2021 – There is a new member of the harbor seal family at the New York Aquarium that is getting a second chance at life aft...
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WCS Statement on IUCN Recognition of Two Species of African Elephants

A recent note published in the journal Oryx – the International Journal of Conservation by the African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) of IUCN, officially recognizes two species of African elephant: the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) and forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis).

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WCS Run for the Wild Returns to the Bronx Zoo - Saturday, April 24, 2021
2019 WCS Run for the Wild 2019 Photos: (credit as labeled © WCS) http://bit.ly/2uW7yNr   2019 B-roll video: (credit © WCS) http://bit.ly/2DVq4Fo Bronx, N.Y. – March 3, 2021 – Registration is now open for the 13th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild run/walk at the Bronx Zoo. The spring tradition was held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event has been reimagined for 2021 to meet city and state social distancing and capacit...
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Women Fishers Must Be Counted
A new study highlights that women fishers’ contributions to small scale fisheries have been undercounted leading to uninformed small-scale fisheries (SSF) policies and management. 
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Remote Video Show First Eggs of Royal Turtle Laid in Captivity in Cambodia
Seventy-one Royal Turtle eggs in five clutches were laid on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) early last week. 
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