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New evidence from rare underwater climate refuges gives more hope for coral reefs in a warming world

Despite widespread news about recent mass coral bleaching events, new science from WCS says there is still time to save coral reefs, if we act quickly.

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With Increasing Human-Shark Encounters, What’s Actually Happening with Shark Populations in New York Waters?

It seems logical to assume that if more people are encountering sharks in New York area waters, it is because there are more sharks. But as a new article in the Journal of Fish Biology points out, lack of information about shark populations makes it difficult to determine how local shark populations are changing.

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’Tis the Season (Almost)! NYC’s Must-See Holiday Tradition, Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights, Will Return in November With New Lanterns and Interactive Light Experiences

When the sun goes down, the lights will begin to shine as Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights returns. With nearly 400 lanterns representing 100 animal and plant species, this family-friendly tradition, presented by Con Edison, connects visitors with real wildlife and wild places throughout the holiday season.

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WCS Is Among Founding Members of the Newly Launched ‘Nature Positive Initiative’

Twenty-seven of the world’s largest nature conservation organizations, institutes, business and finance coalitions have come together to launch a new initiative aimed at driving alignment around the definition, integrity and use of the term “nature positive” and supporting broader, longer-term efforts to deliver nature-positive outcomes.

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In New Report, IPBES Sounds Alarm on Global Threat of Invasive Alien Species
New York, Sept 4, 2023 – The IPBES, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, sounded the alarm today about the world’s widespread global threat of invasive alien species. In a new IPBES report, the intergovernmental body notes that invasive alien species are “seriously threatening nature, nature’s contributions to people and good quality of life.” Monica Medina, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, s...
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A New Era For Conservation:  Philippine Government, WCS, and Other Green Groups Launch 30x30 Country Initiative

The Philippines kicked off its first-ever workshop to launch the national rollout of the new global 30x30 target, to protect and conserve at least 30 percent of the world’s land, fresh water and sea by 2030.

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SCIENTISTS: Want to Fight Climate Change? Don’t Poach Gorillas (or Elephants, Hornbills, Toucans, etc.)

Here’s a climate solution we can all get behind: don’t kill elephants. Or poach gorillas – or wipe out tapirs, hornbills, or other large-bodied wildlife that eat fruit and disperse large seeds.

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Bronx Zoo's Beloved ‘Boo at the Zoo’ Continues Tradition in 2023
BRONX, N.Y. — Aug. 29, 2023 — Fall under autumn’s spell and join us at the Bronx Zoo as “Boo at the Zoo” returns for another year of family fun. On Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29 (and Monday, Oct. 9), this New York tradition allows families to enjoy Halloween festivities and see animals from all over the world. Boo at the Zoo joins the festive fall lineup at the Bronx Zoo, which also includes the all-new Pumpkin Nights which takes place Thursdays &nd...
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NEWS FROM GEF: New Global Biodiversity Framework Fund Launched Today will Help Turn Around Our Planet’s Catastrophic Biodiversity Downward Spiral

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the launch of the new innovative Global Biodiversity Framework Fund (GBFF). The fund is designed to finance the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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A new global initiative that is building bridges across disciplinary, geographic, and jurisdictional domains in the fight against nature crime officially launches today.

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