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Birds and Beans: Study Shows Which Type of Coffee Plantations  are Best for Bird Diversity

It’s an age-old debate for coffee lovers.  Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by WCS, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing in the journal Scientific Reports has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: birds.

 

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WCS Conservationists Win ACE Award  For Conservation Excellence
WCS is pleased to announce that two of its conservationists, Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan, have been awarded the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE). Drs. Muthiga and McClanahan were nominated together as one finalist. The Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) was created to recognize the extraordinary contributions made to wildlife conservation by the world’s leading scientists. Along with the other four finalists—Dr. Joel Berger and Dr. Ul...
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Animal Planet’s “THE ZOO” Returns for a Second Season March 10 at 9pm ET/PT

Animal Planet’s THE ZOO, the first-ever series to go behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo, returns for an all-new season on Saturday, March 10 at 9 PM ET/PT. THE ZOO shares an unscripted look at the knowledge and diverse skills needed to operate a zoo. It focuses on the level of care given to the animals, the bond that exists between the animals and the staff, and how the higher purpose of zoos and aquariums is conservation of species in the wild.

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WCS: President’s Proposed Budget Would Be Devastating for Conservation, National Security and Economic Security

WASHINGTON (February 13, 2018) – The budget blueprint released by the Administration for Fiscal Year 2019 spending is shortsighted and harmful to American interests.

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Wildlife Conservationists Encouraged by Cambodia’s Pursuit of Justice in Murder Case of Three Rangers  And Committed to the Protection of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wildlife Conservation Society is encouraged by the Cambodian Government’s actions pursuing justice in connection to the murder two weeks ago of three rangers, including one WCS staff member, and is committed to continue working with the authorities and other partners to protect the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.
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The Year of the Dog is Upon Us
The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. 
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Statement: All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

In the coming weeks, the European Commission is set to make a momentous decision about the fate of the world’s forests.

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Finalists Announced for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award
(INDIANAPOLIS - Feb. 6, 2018) – Officials from the Indianapolis Prize today named the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Joel Berger and P. Dee Boersma as Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Berger and Boersma join conservation heroes Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Dr. Russell Mittermeier and Dr. Carl Safina in the running for the prestigious title of Indianapolis Prize Winner and an unrestricted $250,000 prize.
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The following tribute was issued today by Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Cambodia

Feb. 2, 2018 -- The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) concerning the murder of three conservation heroes in Cambodia on 30th January 2018.

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