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The Secret Lives of Tigers

A new study finds that tiger mothers in the Russian Far East tend to be stay-at-home moms, and when it comes time for kids to move out, they sometimes let a few of them hang around at home.

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Bronx Zoo Welcomes American White Pelican  With a Big Personality and Bigger Story
B-Roll Video: Credit: © WCS                Credit: © Texas State Aquarium  Press Photos: Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Credit: © Texas State Aquarium Bronx, NY – Feb. 24, 2021 – One of the newest residents at the Bronx Zoo is an American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) named Amos. His bold personality and friendly demeanor wil...
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For renewable energy projects, location is key to protect biodiversity - IUCN guidelines

By planning solar and wind renewable energy projects in areas with a lower conservation priority, project developers can avoid the most severe potential negative impacts on biodiversity, according to a new set of guidelines released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Biodiversity Consultancy and other partners.

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WCS Welcomes Kevin V.G. Wells as Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Kevin V.G. Wells, Esquire, has been hired as Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), effective February 22, 2021. 
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Reforesting project in Rwanda sees regrowth within a year — despite lockdown interruptions

Trillion Trees partner the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has proven the viability of Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) in degraded forest areas of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park – even during a pandemic.

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New UNEP Synthesis Provides Blueprint to Urgently Solve Planetary Emergencies and Secure Humanity’s Future
Special Note: WCS’s Dr. Cristián Samper and Dr. Christian Walzer are among the co-authors.Nairobi, 18 February 2021 – The world can transform its relationship with nature and tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises together to secure a sustainable future and prevent future pandemics, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that offers a comprehensive blueprint for addressing our triple planetary emergency. The report, Making Pea...
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Press Conference: Launch of UNEP’s Making Peace with Nature Report
Special Note: WCS’s Dr. Cristián Samper and Dr. Chris Walzer both were involved with the writing of this UN report: “a blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies.” For interviews with Dr. Samper or Dr. Walzer, please contact Mary Dixon at (+1 347-840-1242) or Stephen Sautner at (+1 908-247-2585)Ahead of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), the UN Secretary-Genera...
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Birds and Rural Sprawl: New study finds that bird communities in two key landscapes react differently to “exurban” development
new study in the journal Diversity by researchers from Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) finds that bird communities in two rapidly developing rural landscapes react differently to increased “rural sprawl.”
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Top Security Experts Identify Ecological Disruption as a Major Security Threat  in a Landmark Report by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks
The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It.
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Zoos and Aquarium Reopen Following Snowstorm
 Bronx, NY - Feb. 2, 2021 - The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium will REOPEN on Wednesday, February 3. The WCS zoos and aquarium have been closed for two days due to the snowstorm. Normal operating hours will resume tomorrow.For more information and advance tickets, visit:  
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